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Toyota Decided to Cease Local Manufacturing in Australia by 2017

Toyota workers celebrate production of the three-millionth Toyota in Australia, a Camry Hybrid (Camry hL model shown)

After Ford and Holden decision to quit production in Australia, Toyota Australia today announced that it will stop building cars in Australia by the end of 2017 and become a national sales and distribution company. This means that local manufacturing of the Camry, Camry Hybrid and Aurion vehicles, as well as the production of four cylinder engines, will cease by ...

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Toyota Australia invests in local manufacturing

Toyota Camry Hybrid Assembly in Australia

Recently, Toyota Australia announced it will invest $123 million in its local manufacturing operations for the next five years from 2015. The project is supported by a co-investment package from the Australian Federal and Victorian Governments. The Australian Federal Government has contributed a grant of $23.6 million towards the investment with an undisclosed grant contributed by the Victorian Government. In ...

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Toyota Starts Engine Exports to Thailand and Malaysia

Toyota AR series Engine 4 Cylinder Australia

Toyota Australia has started exporting its new locally built 4-cylinder engines to Thailand and Malaysia for the first time. Now, the new Toyota’s Altona engine plant in Victoria has begun full production of the new 4 cylinder AR series engine. Approximately 18,000 engines are estimated to be exported in 2013, while more than 90,000 engines will be fitted to Toyota ...

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Toyota’s New Engine Plant for 2.5-litre AR 4 Cylinder Engine in Melbourne

Today, Toyota Australia has officially opened its new engine plant, making it the first Australian car manufacturer to produce both petrol and hybrid engines.     The engine plant is located in Altona, west of Melbourne, the plant will produce approximately 108,000 four cylinder 2.5 litre engines per year for its locally built Camry and Camry Hybrid sedans. The engines ...

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2013 Toyota RAV4 Revealed at Los Angeles

The new generation of Toyota RAV4 is global reveal at 2012 Los Angeles International Auto Show. There are three engines variants available including a turbo-diesel engine for the first time. Somehow, I felt the front fascia of the car looks similar to the Asean bred Toyota Avanza.   [singlepic id=13505 w=620 h= float=]   According to Toyota Australia, the 2013 ...

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All New Toyota Corolla to Arrive Next Month in Australia

Toyota Australia announced the next-generation Corolla hatch, to be launched in Australia late next month. Accordingly, the new Corolla hatch is the result of a total vehicle approach to improving driveability and dynamic performance while also reducing emissions and improving fuel consumption.     The 11th generation of the world’s best-selling car displays the more confident and agile face of ...

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Neal Bates Won His First Victory in Toyota 86

Over the last Saturday, the Rally champion Neal Bates has recorded his first victory in a Toyota 86. Bates won the two-litre class at Round 4 of the Winton Motor Raceway Sprint Series in a road-registered Toyota 86 GT in Australia.   His best flying lap for the tight 2.03km circuit was 1m 39.5s, an average speed of 73.44km/h. Bates drove the car ...

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Toyota Camry, Camry Hybrid and Aurion Recall in Australia

Today, Toyota Australia has announced a recall of its current model Camry, Camry Hybrid and Aurion vehicles built between October 2011 and July 2012 in Australia. A total of 19,099 vehicles are affected. The recall is due to a fuel hose that may have been incorrectly manufactured.   [singlepic id=9851 w=620 h= float=]   There is a possibility that the fuel ...

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