Toyota is planning to increase its stake in Subaru from 17% to over 20%. The deal will help Subaru to invest in the largest automaker in Japan.
Attachments Toyota will probably cost more than 70 billion yen ($650 million), based on the price of a stock Subaru. Subaru is likely to reciprocate with a share of Toyota, which is approximately equal to the cost of additional investment by Toyota.
Subaru have a rich experience in the field of building SUVs and four-wheel-drive technology. Both companies in June announced plans to develop electric SUV on the platform developed jointly.
To say that Toyota in 2018 delivered to the dealers of 10.6 million cars and trucks, and Subaru only 1 million models, which is 5% lower and the decline is observed for the first time in seven years.
According to the representative of Toyota Maki Niimi, the idea is to eventually make Subaru full subsidiary. The Toyota group of companies are assessing various options for improving their competitiveness.
Who from this cooperation wins more?