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AddCanadian governments will invest $34m upgrading Toyota plant for Lexus hybrid

Many Americans – Michael Moore excluded, of course – regard our neighbors to the north as friendly. But we imagine Toyota must be feeling even more warm and fuzzy that we do right about now. We imagine this because of the fact that Canadian government entities will kick in as much as $34 million to speed up and help pay for upgrades that will allow for an Ontario Toyota factory to expand production and to start making Lexus hybrid SUVs, Reuters says.

12Toyota looking to shift some Lexus RX production from Japan to Canada

In an effort to reduce the Yen's impact on its bottom line, Toyota says it will invest $100 million in its Cambridge, Ontario plant to increase output of the Lexus RX CUV. The Ontario factory is Toyota's only Lexus producer outside of Japan.

4Lexus RX450h to be made in Canada

Sales are about to take off, eh? Toyota Motor Co. is counting on meeting what it says is "rising demand" for the Lexus RX450h by moving production of the crossover SUV hybrid north of the border.

1Zipcar launches city-government car-sharing program in Boston

Zipcar, the largest U.S. car-sharing service, last week launched a program in Boston in which city employees can share city-owned vehicles in an effort to save money and cut emissions.

39REPORT: Production of Toyota Corolla transferring from NUMMI to Ontario

2009 Toyota Corolla - Click above for high-res image gallery

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