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Toyota
Motor Corporation

Website www.toyota.com.au

Toyota
Toyota
Australia
Australia
is a subsidiary of Toyota
Toyota
Motor Corporation, which is based in Japan. It markets Toyota
Toyota
products and manages motorsport, advertising and business operations for Toyota
Toyota
in Australia. It is also responsible for Lexus
Lexus
vehicles in Australia. Toyota
Toyota
Australia
Australia
is based in Port Melbourne, with offices in Adelaide, Perth, Sydney, Queensland, and Darwin.[1] Toyota
Toyota
Australia
Australia
manufactured cars in Australia
Australia
from 1963 until 2017.

Contents

1 History 2 Manufacturing

2.1 Altona plant

3 Sales 4 Current lineup 5 Former lineup 6 Motorsport 7 Supporting facilities 8 Sponsorship 9 See also 10 References 11 External links

History[edit] Toyota
Toyota
Australia
Australia
commenced operations in 1958 where Toyota
Toyota
Land Cruisers were imported by Thiess Toyota
Toyota
for the Snowy Mountains Scheme. By 1963, assembly of Toyota
Toyota
vehicles in Australia
Australia
by Australian Motor Industries
Australian Motor Industries
(AMI) had begun, taking place at the production plant in Port Melbourne. The production line of Toyota vehicles in 1963 was devoted to the Toyota
Toyota
Tiara. In 1972 Toyota
Toyota
bought out British Leyland's interest in AMI[2] and announced plans to spend $27 million on an engine and gearbox plant.[2] A production plant in Altona, was established and began the production of engines in 1978, following the progressive growth of AMI. After Toyota's products came in for heavy criticism regarding their handling, a handling package developed specifically for the Australian market was introduced in 1981.[3] The first AMI exported car was a Toyota
Toyota
Corona wagon in 1986 headed for New Zealand. In 1987, Toyota
Toyota
Australia
Australia
and Holden
Holden
formed United Australian Automobile
Automobile
Industries in response to the Button car plan. This resulted in Toyota
Toyota
Australia
Australia
building Holden
Holden
Apollo and Holden
Holden
Novas at Altona that were badge engineered Camrys and Corollas. The one-millionth locally built Toyota
Toyota
was produced in 1992. In 1994, all vehicle manufacturing operations were moved from Port Melbourne
Port Melbourne
to Altona. The last vehicle produced at the Port Melbourne
Port Melbourne
plant was a Toyota
Toyota
Camry and the first vehicle produced at the Altona plant a Toyota
Toyota
Corolla. Port Melbourne
Port Melbourne
continued performing minor operations. The two-millionth locally built Toyota
Toyota
was produced in 2004. In 2005, the ten-millionth worldwide Camry was built at Altona. The complete closure and end of all Toyota
Toyota
production operations at the Port Melbourne plant took place in May 2006. All manufacturing was shifted to Altona. The milestone of the 500,000th Toyota
Toyota
Australia
Australia
vehicle export also occurred in May 2006. The vehicle was a Toyota
Toyota
Camry, headed for New Zealand. Many Toyota
Toyota
vehicles have been built at either Altona or Port Melbourne, including the Tiara, Corona, Crown, Corolla, Camry and Avalon. The Toyota
Toyota
Land Cruiser was never built in Australia. As of 2006, Altona produced the Camry. Production of the Avalon has ceased, due for replacement on the manufacturing line by the Toyota Aurion, which shares many components with the Camry. Production of the Camry Hybrid begain in 2010 after a $35 million subsidy was secured from the Federal Government.[4] The first locally-made Australian Toyota
Toyota
Hybrid Camry was completed and revealed to public on 11 December 2009, driven by Prime Minister Kevin Rudd. In February 2014, it was announced Toyota
Toyota
would cease manufacturing vehicles and engines in Australia
Australia
by the end of 2017.[5][6][7] The decision was based on the unfavourable Australian dollar making exports not viable, the high cost of local manufacture and the high amount of competition in a relatively small local market.[8] The company plans to consolidate its corporate functions in Melbourne by the end of 2017. The head office will remain in Port Melbourne
Port Melbourne
and the Altona plant will be retained for other functions. The workforce is expected to be reduced from 3,900 to 1,300.[9] Manufacturing[edit] Toyota
Toyota
built cars in Victoria, Australia
Australia
between 1963-2017. The Altona factory would build three models—Camry, Camry Hybrid and Aurion—for domestic and export customers.[citation needed] in February 2014, Toyota
Toyota
Australia
Australia
announced its decision to close its manufacturing plant by the end of 2017 and become a national sales and distribution company. Toyota
Toyota
vehicles built in Australia:

Toyota
Toyota
Tiara: 1963–1965 Toyota
Toyota
Crown: 1966–1980 Toyota
Toyota
Corona: 1965–1987 Toyota
Toyota
Camry: 1987–2017 Toyota
Toyota
Corolla: 1968–1999 Holden
Holden
Apollo: 1989–1996 Holden
Holden
Nova: 1989–1996 Toyota
Toyota
Avalon: 2000–2005 Toyota
Toyota
Aurion: 2006–2017 Toyota
Toyota
Camry Hybrid: 2009–2017

Altona plant[edit] The Altona plant was the Toyota
Toyota
Australia
Australia
manufacturing facility that operated in the Melbourne suburb of Altona. It opened in 1994, replacing the previous Port Melbourne
Port Melbourne
site, but closed in 2017. The plant produced the Camry and Aurion for sale locally in Australasia and for export to the Middle East. Until the early 2000s, export to East and Southeast Asia also occurred. The plant also manufactured the Avalon between 2000 and 2005. In December 2009, full-scale production of the new Australian Camry Hybrid commenced.[10] On 11 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. In April 2012, Toyota
Toyota
retrenched 350 workers. Toyota
Toyota
received criticism for the manner in which the process was carried out; for example, deploying security guards to escort sacked staff.[11] The plant closed on 3 October 2017, marking the end of Toyota's automobile manufacturing in Australia.[12] Sales[edit] Toyota
Toyota
Australia
Australia
currently holds the largest market share of Australia's new car market.

Year Units sold Sales rank Reference

2003 186,370 1 [13]

2004 201,737 1 [14]

2005 202,817 1 [15]

2006 213,847 1 [16]

2007 N/A

2008

2009 200,991 1 [17]

2010 214,718 1 [18]

2011 181,624 1

2012 218,176 1 [19]

2013 214,630 1 [20]

2014 203,501 1 [21]

2015 206,236 1 [22]

2016 209,610 1 [23]

Above figures exclude Lexus
Lexus
sales. Current lineup[edit]

Toyota
Toyota
Kluger, imported from the United States

As of September 2017[update], Toyota
Toyota
Australia
Australia
offers a large range of motor vehicles in Australia
Australia
for private and fleet buyers. Passenger models

Toyota
Toyota
Camry (mid-size car) Toyota
Toyota
Corolla (compact car) Toyota
Toyota
Prius (compact car) Toyota
Toyota
Tarago (minivan) Toyota
Toyota
Prius v (minivan) Toyota
Toyota
Prius c (subcompact car) Toyota
Toyota
Yaris (subcompact car) Toyota
Toyota
86 (sports car)

SUV models

Toyota
Toyota
Fortuner (mid-size SUV) Toyota
Toyota
Kluger (mid-size SUV) Toyota
Toyota
Land Cruiser 200 (full-size SUV) Toyota
Toyota
Land Cruiser Prado (mid-size SUV) Toyota
Toyota
RAV4 (compact SUV)

Commercial models

Toyota
Toyota
Coaster Toyota
Toyota
Hiace Toyota
Toyota
Hilux Toyota
Toyota
Land Cruiser 78

Former lineup[edit]

Toyota
Toyota
Aurion, built at the Altona plant

Toyota
Toyota
Aurion (mid-size car)

Motorsport[edit] Toyota
Toyota
Team Australia
Australia
competed in the Australian Touring Car Championship between 1985 and 1990 with Sprinters, Corollas and a Supra. It also competed in the Australian Rally Championship
Australian Rally Championship
with Neal Bates. In March 2015, Toyota
Toyota
Australia
Australia
announced an affordable, grassroots motorsport series based on the country's best-selling sports car, the Toyota
Toyota
86 coupe, to be raced at Supercars Championship
Supercars Championship
events. The series started in 2016 and is run as a pro-am with up to five selected professional drivers who will mentor and compete against a larger field of amateur drivers who will qualify to get onto the starting grid. The Toyota
Toyota
86 Pro-Am race series, under the official banner of Toyota
Toyota
Racing Australia, is staged at selected Supercars events and has been sanctioned by the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport.[24] Supporting facilities[edit] Toyota
Toyota
Technical Centre Australia
Australia
(TTC-AU). Formed in June 2003 in Notting Hill, Victoria[25] to do Body Engineering; Chassis, Mechanical Engineering & Evaluation; Customer Quality Engineering; Electronics Engineering; and Support.[26] Sponsorship[edit] Toyota
Toyota
Australia
Australia
supports a wide range of Australian activities through its community sponsorship and promotions program. These include the Australian Football League, where it has been the premier partner since 2004, as well as Cricket Australia, the Australian Paralympic Committee, cycling, triathlon, surfing and snow sports. It is also a key partner of the Tamworth Country Music Festival, in addition to being the major sponsor of Planet Ark's National Tree Day.[27] See also[edit]

Australian cars portal

Australian Motor Industries, an assembly firm bought out by Toyota Australia
Australia
for its Port Melbourne
Port Melbourne
assembly facility

References[edit]

^ " Toyota
Toyota
Office Locations". Australia: Toyota. Retrieved 17 October 2016.  ^ a b "Motorweek: Toyota
Toyota
and Datsun to build Australian cars". Motor: 53. 30 December 1972.  ^ Gover, Paul (2 June 1981). "Suspension tune". The Canberra Times. ACT. p. 10. Retrieved 18 January 2015.  ^ " Toyota
Toyota
wins subsidy for Altona-built hybrid". The Sydney
Sydney
Morning Herald. 10 June 2008.  ^ Hawthorne, Mark (10 February 2014). " Toyota
Toyota
to exit Australia, 30,000 jobs could go". The Sydney
Sydney
Morning Herald. Retrieved 19 February 2014.  ^ Dunckley, Mathew (10 February 2014). " Toyota
Toyota
confirms exit from Australian manufacturing in 2017". Port Macquarie News. Portnews.com.au. Retrieved 10 February 2014.  ^ " Toyota
Toyota
Australia
Australia
Announces Future Plan For Local Manufacturing" (Press release). Australia: Toyota. 10 February 2014. Retrieved 10 February 2014.  ^ " Toyota
Toyota
Australia
Australia
Announces Future Plan For Local Manufacturing" (Press release). Australia: Toyota. 10 February 2014. Retrieved 18 March 2016.  ^ " Toyota
Toyota
Australia
Australia
announces its future plans" (Press release). Australia: Toyota. 3 December 2014. Retrieved 18 March 2016.  ^ “ Toyota
Toyota
Operations Manufacturing” toyota.com.au. Retrieved 10 February 2011 ^ Danny, Morgan (17 April 2012). " Toyota
Toyota
sacks hundreds in Altona clean-out". ABC News. Australia. Retrieved 18 April 2012.  ^ " Toyota
Toyota
workers out of jobs as car manufacturer closes Altona plant". ABC News. Australia. 3 October 2017. Retrieved 9 October 2017.  ^ "VFACTS: 2003 a sales record smasher". GoAuto. 8 January 2004. Retrieved 18 September 2016.  ^ "VFACTS 2004: Toyota
Toyota
triumphs again". GoAuto. 7 January 2005. Retrieved 18 September 2016.  ^ Mathioudakis, Bryon (5 January 2006). "VFACTS 2005: Small conquers all". GoAuto. Retrieved 18 September 2016.  ^ Sinclair, Mike (4 January 2007). "Second strongest on record. Toyota takes triple crown". Motoring. Retrieved 18 September 2016.  ^ O'Brien, Tim (6 January 2010). "VFACTS: New Vehicle Sales Results For 2009 – A Market Distorted?". The Motor
The Motor
Report. Retrieved 18 September 2016.  ^ "Top Selling Cars Of 2011". Fleetcare. 11 September 2012. Retrieved 16 September 2016.  ^ Blackburn, Richard (4 January 2013). "4WDs lead car sales to record highs". The Sydney
Sydney
Morning Herald. Retrieved 16 September 2016.  ^ " Toyota
Toyota
Corolla, Australia's top selling car in record 2013 market". 6 January 2014. Retrieved 16 September 2016.  ^ Costello, Mike (6 January 2015). "2014 car sales: winners and losers". CarAdvice. Retrieved 16 September 2016.  ^ Charlwood, Sam (6 January 2016). "Best selling vehicle of 2015 revealed". Drive. Retrieved 16 September 2016.  ^ Terlato, Peter (6 January 2017). "Best selling cars of 2016". Finder.com.au. Retrieved 31 January 2017.  ^ About Toyota
Toyota
86 Racing Series ^ "Our Location". Toyota
Toyota
Technical Center Australia. Retrieved 18 July 2011.  ^ "What we do @ TTC-AU". Toyota
Toyota
Technical Center Australia. Retrieved 18 July 2011.  ^ "Planet Ark". National Tree Day. Planet Ark. 

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