KARIYA, Japan – Bring together five auto industry executives to play the game of Twenty Questions and odds are they won’t know the name of the largest producer of hybrid-electric vehicles. Toyota Motor Corp., easily the leader in the HEV market and the obvious answer, would be wrong. The correct response to the trick question? Toyota Auto Body Co. Ltd. The subsidiary of the giant auto maker boosted its share of Prius production this year to an estimated 65% – or about 42,000 units out ...

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