[TOKYO] Toyota Motor Corp and Suzuki Motor Corp on Wednesday announced plans to explore a business partnership, citing the need for increased industry cooperation on future technologies.
The companies said they would hold a joint briefing on the possible partnership in Tokyo at 0930 GMT.
A Toyota spokeswoman declined to give details on the agreement.
The announcement comes after Toyota, the world's largest automaker by vehicle sales in 2015, recently completed a buy-out of its minivehicle subsidiary, Daihatsu Motors.
Suzuki is Japan's fourth-largest automaker and specialises in minivehicles.