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Volkswagen to discuss truck tie-up with Hino Motors

Toyota unit would give German group access to Asia sales network

VW and Hino aim to cooperate on environmental technology, including electric vehicles.

TOKYO -- Volkswagen and Japanese truck manufacturer Hino Motors intend to negotiate a comprehensive tie-up in the commercial vehicle business, Nikkei has learned.

The companies aim to cooperate on environmental technology, including electric vehicles. They plan to discuss ways to complement each other's sales networks and manufacturing capabilities worldwide. VW is keen to tap into Hino's strong presence across Asia, since its own commercial vehicle segment is heavily geared to Europe.

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