Toyota's hybrid push forces others to play catch-up

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By Chang-Ran Kim, Asia Auto Correspondent TOKYO, Aug 27 (Reuters) - You could call it one of the biggest upsets in the global car industry's century-old competition. Toyota Motor Corp , the world's third-biggest auto maker, began learning how to build cars 66 years ago by taking apart a Chevy sedan in an empty warehouse. But now it is forcing bigger rivals to play catch-up in the race to offer greener cars. Next week, Japan's top auto maker will unveil a production version of the ...

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