DETROIT – To seize a larger piece of the youth market, Toyota Motor Corp. will begin exporting some lower-priced Japanese models to the U.S., says a Japanese newspaper report. Toyota will bring over three or four models, basing them on the Vitz compact sedan, known and sold as the Echo model in the U.S. No word on model names or launch dates, but the vehicles will be equipped with 1.5L to 1.8L engines. Some of the models reportedly will be shown at the North American International Auto ...

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