Toyota to Supply Mazda with Hybrid Technology

Mazda is joining the hybrid push and is teaming up with Toyota for their expertise. Mazda already makes great looking cars and if this move can generate the mpg to be in the top tier gas sippers Mazda sales could really take off!

From Daily

Despite Toyota Motor’s (TM) recent image problems caused by numerous safety recalls, the technology used in hybrid models, such as the popular Prius, remains the gold standard — and the envy of other companies within the industry. So it’s little surprise that other manufacturers have sought to deploy the fuel-saving technology in their own cars through licensing agreements.

The latest of those link-ups is with Japan’s fifth largest car maker, Mazda Motor, which will use Toyota’s hybrid technology to develop and produce its own line of hybrid vehicles, the companies announced Monday. Mazda plans to combine the hybrid system with its next-generation “Sky” engine (pictured), currently under development, and plans to begin selling the vehicles in its home market beginning in 2013.

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