TOKYO, JAPAN — Subaru is delaying its first gasoline-electric hybrid car, originally due next year, reportedly because it is considering buying hybrid systems directly from Toyota, according to a report in Japan's Nihon Keizai Shimbun newspaper, as reported by Subaru would roll out a Toyota-powered car in 2008. In return, Subaru's parent Fuji would supply Toyota with advanced lithium-ion batteries for use in hybrids.

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