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NAGOYA (Kyodo) Toyota Motor Corp. plans to produce hybrid vehicles at a new assembly plant in Miyagi Prefecture that will start operating in 2011, sources said Friday.

Toyota intends to manufacture a Vitz-class subcompact hybrid model at the Miyagi plant in Ohira, which would become a key domestic production hub for gasoline-electric cars, along with its factories in Aichi and Fukuoka prefectures.

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