Toyota Motor Corp. reportedly has purchased a 5.9% stake in Isuzu Motors Ltd. for ¥44 billion ($374.7 million). Toyota President Katsuaki Watanabe says the tie-up with the truck maker will allow the auto maker to increase its diesel engine availability and improve its existing diesel technology. “We consider hybrid technology as one effective solution, but in light of the varying regulations and energy policies in different countries, as well as the proliferation of fuel sources, we need ...

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