Toyota To Build Corolla In Brazil That Will Run On Electricity, Ethanol And Gas

(Reuters, 17.Apr.2019) — Japan’s Toyota Motor Corp said on Wednesday it will begin building in Brazil a new version of the Corolla sedan that will run on electricity, ethanol and gas, the first vehicle of its kind to be built in Latin America.

Toyota said in a statement that it made the decision to build the Corolla in Brazil in part thanks to a package of tax incentives passed by the country’s Congress, known as Rota 2030. Unlike in most markets around the world, ethanol is a common car fuel in Brazil.

(Reporting by Marcelo Rochabrun; Editing by Bill Berkrot)

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