|The fuel sipping Skyactiv engine|
Maybe Toyota can learn how to make more exciting cars from it's smaller partner. Also, how to do things more cost effectively. Mazda learnt to do that through necessity. I have long espoused cost efficiencies through cooperation and car makers have been reluctantly poking their toes in the water over this one. There is fear of losing technology and independence. This alliance shows such fears can be overcome where there is the need and mutual trust. The media presentation of this alliance showed mutual respect on both sides.