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Toyota to launch ethanol hybrid vehicle in Brazil [Registered]

Toyota Motor Corp. said in late July that it will launch the world’s first hybrid vehicle that uses ethanol in Brazil later this year. The Prius hybrid, with a fuel economy of 32.6 kilometers per litre (93 miles per gallon), will be manufactured in Japan and exported to the country. Eiichi Tomizawa, Toyota’s general manager of the Latin America and Caribbean division, said the combination of cane-based ethanol and hybrid vehicles will limit emissions even more than the current hybrid models. The automaker also seeks to produce and launch in Brazil the Etios series targeting emerging economies later this year,…

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