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The Kijang was one of a series of BUV’s, or Basic Utility Vehicles, developed for developing markets by several global manufacturers in the 1960s and 1970s. The Kijang was very successful for Toyota Astra Motor, with the 100,000th example leaving the line in February 1985. Production was almost entirely localized by the mid-eighties, with engine parts as well beginning to be produced in Indonesia by January 1985.
- With the questioning of diesel and the rise of electric power, the automotive industry is undergoing a revolution.
- Together, Hyundai and Kia serve as the official automotive partner of FIFA — the governing body of the FIFA World Cup™.
- With 19.3 million units manufactured in 2012, China almost doubled the U.S. production of 10.3 million units, while Japan was in third place with 9.9 million units.
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