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OSAKA — Daihatsu Motor Co. said Friday it has agreed to provide technology to China’s FAW Huali (Tianjin) Motor Co. to manufacture Daihatsu’s Terios compact sport utility vehicle.

FAW Huali — a Tianjin-based unit of China’s largest carmaker, First Auto Works Group Corp. (FAW Group) in Changchun, Jilin Province — will begin assembling the SUVs this fall, Daihatsu said.

Initially, 10,000 of the 1.3-liter engine vehicles will be made annually, Daihatsu said.

The two companies selected the Terios because they believe there is large potential demand for compact SUVs, which make up only a fraction of the Chinese vehicle market, Daihatsu said.

The accord constitutes part of a comprehensive tieup agreement between the FAW Group and Toyota Motor Corp., which is the parent company of Daihatsu.

Truck drivers beware

Hino Motors Ltd. is recalling 2,565 of its Super Dolphin Profia trucks due to faulty wire connections that could result in short circuits and brake failure, according to a report it handed to the Land, Infrastructure and Transport Ministry on Friday.

The problem is located in the battery wiring and will be repaired at no cost by Hino.

Subject to the recall are trucks produced between February 2000 and September 2002, according to ministry.

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