Suzuki and Toyota are collaborating to jointly supply hybrid models in India. Suzuki will supply its Baleno and Vitara Brezza vehicle models to Toyota and Toyota will jointly sell its Corolla model with Suzuki. Both the automakers want to share technology and bring fresh upgrades to the vehicles.
Initially, Toyota and Suzuki will work together on three car models and then after that, they will manufacture more models. The collaboration will benefit both the companies. Toyota, through this collaboration, will find more options in large hatchback and compact SUV auto segment. Baleno and the Vitara Brezza will give that needed diversity to Toyota in India. It will help Toyota, solidify its position in the Indian auto industry. Similarly, Suzuki’s gap in the D-segment car market will be filled by jointly supplying Corolla Altis car.
Toyota and Suzuki settled a memorandum on 6th Feb 2017, aiming towards an effective business partnership. From then onwards both the companies have worked together on different projects from environmental technology to safety technology to information technology, and the mutual supply of products and components. The major goal of the joint collaboration between Toyota and Suzuki is to develop battery electric vehicles in the Indian market by 2020. Now it seems that both the companies also want to promote each other’s product lineup. It will surely bring diversity in the range of cars produced by both manufacturers and give rise to healthy competition in the Indian automotive industry.
In Pakistan, Toyota and Suzuki are two leading automaker along with Honda Atlas. Toyota Vehicles produced in Pakistan are Toyota Camry Hybrid, Toyota Corolla Altis 1.6, Toyota Corolla Gli 1.3, Toyota Prius, Toyota Corolla Altis 1.8, Toyota Avanza, Toyota Revo, Toyota Fortuner, Toyota Hilux E, Toyota Hilux, Toyota Land Cruiser Prado, and Toyota Land Cruiser 200. Suzuki vehicles produced in Pakistan are Suzuki Swift, Suzuki Wagon R, Suzuki Vitara, Suzuki Ciaz, Suzuki Jimmy, Suzuki Mehran, Suzuki APV, Suzuki Bolan, Suzuki Ravi, Suzuki Mega Carry, Suzuki Cargo Van, and Suzuki Cultus.