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06-30-2010, 06:37 PM
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Toyota Ractis - Click above for high-res image gallery

Subaru sees a demand for 1.3- and 1.5-liter cars in Japan at the same time as it sees a void in its lineup of vehicles with that displacement. To plug that hole, Subaru (http://www.autoblog.com/make/subaru) is turning to Toyota (http://www.autoblog.com/make/toyota) for a supply of its Ractis (http://www.autoblog.com/2005/10/03/toyota-launches-ractis-compact/) subcompact, a five-door, five-seater that offers both of the relevant engine sizes and comes in two-wheel and all-wheel drive.

Toyota will ship roughly 10,000 models to Subaru every year, to begin once the Ractis, on sale since 2005, comes in for thorough revision. It's the first time Toyota has agreed to supply a Japanese carmaker with finished products, perhaps aided in this case by the fact that Toyota owns 16.5% of Fuji Heavy Industries, Subaru's parent company.


Gallery: Toyota Ractis (http://www.autoblog.com/photos/toyota-ractis-0/low/)

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[Source: Green Car Congress (http://www.greencarcongress.com/2010/06/report-toyota-to-supply-fuji-heavy-with-subcompacts-for-subaru.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+greencarcongress%2FTrBK+%28Gr een+Car+Congress%29&utm_content=Google+Reader)]Report: Toyota to build Ractis subcompact for Subaru in Japan (http://www.autoblog.com/2010/06/30/report-toyota-to-build-ractis-subcompact-for-subaru-in-japan/) originally appeared on Autoblog (http://www.autoblog.com) on Wed, 30 Jun 2010 18:20:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds (http://www.weblogsinc.com/feed-terms/).



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