Last Camry/Aurion to be produced in Australia

Last Camry/Aurion to be produced in Australia

Toyota has unveiled the last model Toyota Camry to be built at its manufacturing plant located in Altona, a suburb of Melbourne, Australia.

All New Zealand bound Camry’s have been sourced from the Australian plant since the late 1980s.

The new-look 2015 Camry and Camry Hybrid as well as the facelift Aurion sedan will be in production until the company stops Australian manufacturing at the end of 2017.

More than 3.2 million Toyota vehicles have been built in Australia since 1963.

During a ceremony for employees and stakeholders, Toyota Australia president Dave Buttner says that the plant’s last car would be the best global car.

“It’s the culmination of almost four years’ hard work and is the biggest mid-cycle update we’ve ever embarked on,” he says.

“Although this will be the last car we build in Australia, we have vowed that it will be the best. That means we are aiming to achieve the best safety, quality and efficiency results when compared to other Camry-manufacturing plants around the world, “ says Buttner.

Buttner says that the exterior of the new-look Camry has undergone a significant transformation compared to the current model.

The total investment for the new-look Camry is AUD $108 million, which includes AUD $23.6 million from the Australian Government and a contribution from the Victorian Government.

The plant expects to build approximately 90,000 vehicles this year, which equates to around 420 units per day.

Approximately 70% of these vehicles will be exported to New Zealand, the Middle East, South Pacific Islands and for the first time, Thailand.

The 2015 Toyota Camry is expected to launch in New Zealand in the second quarter of 2015.

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