With the start of production this month at its new automotive plant in St. Petersburg, Russia, Toyota Motor Corp. becomes the latest Japanese auto maker to set up shop in a market with huge growth potential. “Toyota’s policy is to build where sold,” a company spokesman says. “We try to do this as much as possible, but certain economies of scale are required before we can make a commitment to open a new plant. Our objective in building cars in Russia is to better supply the Russian market ...

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