The Japanese based automaker Toyota has recently announced that its Australian division has produced its 3-millionth vehicle.
The very first Australian built Toyota has rolled out back in April 1963 and now, almost 50 years later, the car manufacturer has rolled out its three millionth vehicle. It took Toyota more than 29 years to produce the 1-milliont car and another 12 years for the second million. The three millionth car produced is a Toyota Camry Hybrid and the model was celebrated at the company’s Altona plant, in Melbourne.
“It was here in Australia that Toyota first tasted international success – the first country outside Japan to produce Toyota cars and to build a Toyota engine manufacturing plant”, said the Toyota Australia executive director of sales and marketing, Matthew Callachor.
The Toyota Camry, the Toyota Camry Hybrid and the Toyota Aurion are currently assembled in Australia for both domestic sale and for export. The car manufacturer has celebrated 25 years of Australian production of the Camry, with approximately 1.8 million cars made since 1987. The company has become the first local automaker to export one million cars and to sell one million hybrids in 2012, worldwide.