First hybrid vehicle to be made by Toyota and Suzuki for the Indian market

Toyota and Suzuki announce plans to begin manufacturing their first hybrid vehicle in India in August . The SUV will be available in India and exported to countries such as Africa .

NEW DELHI: Toyota Motor Corp and Suzuki Motor Corp announced on Friday that they would begin manufacturing their first hybrid vehicle in India in August as part of a contract between the two Japanese automakers in 2017.The hybrid SUV, developed by Suzuki, will be produced at Toyota's local plant in southern India.The SUV will be available in India and exported to countries such as Africa, according to a statement by the firms.The SUV's powertrains will be based on a mild hybrid developed by Suzuki and a strong hybrid developed by Toyota.