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Toyota Tsusho To Assemble Toyota Hilux In Kenya

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NAIROBI// – Toyota Group’s trading arm Toyota Tsusho Corporation announced that it will start knock-down production of the Toyota Hilux pickup truck in the Central African country of Kenya.

The expansion of local manufacturing is based on Toyota Tsusho’s memorandum of understanding signed with the Kenyan government at the 7th Tokyo International Conference on African Development. The production lines at AVA have been expanded to add Hilux to the lineup, with the plan of producing approximately 1,200 units a year.

Toyota Tsusho has produced the Land Cruiser and Hino trucks in Kenya through the local assembly plant, Associated Vehicle Assemblers Ltd and has sold the vehicles through its distributor.

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