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REPORT: Toyota to supply Mazda with hybrid components, new model coming in 2013

by Jeremy Korzeniewski (RSS feed) on Dec 18th, 2009 at 7:01PM

According to the Yomiuri Shimbun daily newspaper, Mazda has reached an agreement with Toyota that will strengthen its ability to produce fuel efficient automobiles. Under the deal, Toyota will reportedly supply Mazda with hybrid components, including electric motors and control systems, for a vehicle Mazda plans to sell in 2013. Further, Toyota partner Panasonic will provide batteries for the vehicle, which is expected to sell in the tens of thousands of units a year. As a much smaller automaker than many of its rivals, Mazda reportedly has just one-eighth of the research and development... Read More

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