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Toyota Motor Corp. and Nissan Motor Co., the nation’s largest and third-largest automakers, led gains in domestic vehicle output last month as rising gasoline prices spurred exports of fuel-efficient models to North America, an industry body said Friday.

The country’s 12 automakers boosted their combined output 5.4 percent to 917,951 vehicles in April, the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association said. Exports climbed 21 percent to 584,059.

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