Toyota's stake in Isuzu includes 50 million shares
Both companies to continue ongoing joint development projects
Toyota Motor Corporation and Isuzu Motors Limited have agreed today to dissolve their capital tie-up, and Toyota now looks to sell its entire stake in Isuzu in the near future.
It originally kicked-off back in November 2006 when Isuzu and Toyota signed an agreement to share each other's operational resources and technical assistance towards developing and producing diesel engines. That’s when Toyota also agreed to obtain a stake in Isuzu.
However, market variations since then have prompted these companies to suspend some of the originally considered projects. We, however, feel that with an automotive future headed towards electrification, Isuzu could do well to tweak the existing relationship considering Toyota’s expertise in the field.