Toyota may invest about $550m in Chinese ride-hailing firm Didi

Toyota may invest about $550m in Chinese ride-hailing firm Didi

A Toyota Motor Corp. badge is displayed on the wheel hub of a vehicle inside the Toyota City Showcase exhibit at the company's Mega Web car theme park in Tokyo, Japan, on Friday, Feb. 3, 2017. Photographer: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg

Toyota Motor Corp is considering investing about 60 billion yen ($550 million) in Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing, the Nikkei business daily reported on Wednesday.

Japan’s top automaker was also looking to set up a new mobility-services company in China, the Nikkei said.

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