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Manufacturing milestone for Toyota

31-08-2010
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Manufacturing milestone for Toyota

Toyota Australia has posted a manufacturing milestone with the production and sale of its two-millionth locally built car for the domestic market.

The achievement coincides with the 50th anniversary of Toyota car manufacturing in Australia.

Australia was the first country outside Japan to produce Toyota cars, starting with the Tiara in 1963.

It took 29 years for the first one million locally built cars to be sold to Australian customers, and just 21 years for the second million. The company has also built more than one million cars for export since 1986.

Today, Toyota Australia produces Camry, Camry Hybrid and Aurion sedans as well as four-cylinder petrol and hybrid engines across seven plants on its 75ha site at Altona in Victoria.

Locally built Camry – Australia’s best-selling mid-size car – has been built here since 1987. Production of V6 Aurion began in 2006 and Camry Hybrid in 2009. Toyota is the first and only vehicle manufacturer to build a hybrid car in Australia.

In 2012, Toyota delivered more than 101,000 cars from the Altona plant of which approximately 70 per cent were exported.

Late last year, total production of Toyota cars in Australia passed the three million mark, including 1.03 million for overseas customers and almost 1.98 million sold locally.

Additional production and sales to the end of September this year have enabled Toyota to build and sell the two-millionth locally built car for Australian motorists.

Australia was the first country outside Japan to build Toyota engines, starting in 1978. Late last year, Toyota opened a new engine plant at Altona.

The Australian-built engines are used in Camry and Camry Hybrid for the local and export markets.

Engines are also exported to Thailand and Malaysia.

Toyota has been the top-selling car company in Australia for the past decade. 

In total, Australian motorists have bought more than 5.7 million Toyota vehicles.

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