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TOYOTA IN AUSTRALIA

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Toyota Australia is a subsidiary of Toyota Motor Corporation. It sells products and manages motorsport and business operations for Toyota in Australia. The Toyota Motor Group also manages Lexus brand vehicles in Australia.

Toyota Australia manufactured cars in Australia from 1963 until 2017, Toyota Australia was based in Port Melbourne 1958, The Land Cruisers were imported to Australia for use in the Snowy Mountains hydro-electric scheme project. The first Land Cruisers are bought into Australia in 1959.

This is the first time the Japanese company sells its cars to an overseas market.
The Tiara was the first Toyota to be built in Australia in 1963, it was also the first Toyota to be assembled outside japan. The Corona, Crown and the Corolla followed.

In 1987, Toyota Australia and Holden formed United Australian Automobile Industries. This resulted in Toyota Australia building Holden Apollo and Holden Nova at Altona that were badge engineered Camry’s and Corolla’s. In exchange Holden built the Lexcen which was a rebadged Commodore.

Toyota vehicles built in Australia:

  • Tiara: 1963–1965
  • Corona: 1965–1987
  • Camry: 1987–2017
  • Corolla: 1968–1999
  • Lexcen: 1989-1996
  • Avalon: 2000–2005
  • Aurion: 2006–2017
  • Camry Hybrid: 2009–2017

The Toyota Land Cruiser was never built in Australia.

In 2009, full-scale production of the new Australian Camry Hybrid commenced. In December 2009, manufacture of the first locally-made Camry Hybrid was completed and revealed to the public, writing a new page in the history of the Australian automotive industry.
The plant closed on 3 October 2017, marking the end of Toyota’s automobile manufacturing in Australia.

Some of the Toyota Line up:

  • Corolla
  • Camry
  • Yaris
  • Prius
  • 86
  • GR Supra

SUV models

  • CH-R
  • RAV4
  • Kluger
  • Fortuner
  • Prado
  • Land Cruiser 200

Commercial models

  • HiLux
  • Land Cruiser 70
  • Hiace
  • Coaster

For more information here is a link: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-02-11/toyota-timeline/5251444

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