Australia’s Toyota Aurion is now out of production, with the general unit rolling off the road on the Altona plant in Melbourne’s west this week.
The Aurion sedan’s retirement comes a couple of months prior to Altona shutters for the general time, with the native Camry Hybrid finishing production in September and the Camry petrol on October three.
As we all know already, this implies Toyota’s native plant will close its doorways 17 days prior to Holden closes its manufacturing facility close to Adelaide, leaving the Lion emblem because the remaining one status. Briefly.
Pictured: 2018 Toyota Camry, to be imported from Japan
Beyond that, a new-generation Camry can be imported to Australia from a manufacturing facility in Japan, with four-cylinder and V6 petrol engines, and a petrol-electric hybrid to promote at the same time as.
As such, the Aurion badge will meet its finish.
It’s been a storied run for the FWD Aurion, Toyota’s resolution to the big-Aussie V6 circle of relatives sedan, which broke duvet on the 2006 Melbourne motor display, and succeeded the Avalon.
Pictured: Toyota Aurion
More than 180,000 have been made right here over the process 11 years and two generations, 110,000 of which have been bought right here and 70,000 of which have been exported.
Powering the Aurion is a 200kW/336Nm three.Five-litre V6 petrol engine. By distinction, the imported 2018 Camry V6’s new three.Five unit has 225kW/360Nm, matched to an eight-speed computerized transmission.
Melbourne-based Chadstone Toyota broker foremost, Graeme Ward, used to be at Altona to take supply of the general Toyota Aurion – a high-grade white Presara – assembly with the crew who constructed the general automobile.
As a part of Toyota Australia’s transition to a countrywide gross sales and distribution corporate, the consolidation of all company purposes from Sydney to Melbourne will take impact from the beginning of 2018.
The selection of direct Toyota Australia staff will scale back from 3900 other people to roughly 1300. From 2018 onwards, Ford Australia can be the country’s biggest auto OEM employer because of its Victorian engineering and design hubs.
Toyota Aurion production has ended