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To the four: About four-cylinder petrol and hybrid will be exported from Australia’s Altona engine to Thailand and Malaysia this

First batch of Australian-made engines sets sail for and Malaysia

18 January 2013

Australia today started engines for the first time in than a decade, fulfilling a new arrangement with Toyota in Malaysia and Thailand.

About 2.5-litre four-cylinder petrol and engines – about 16 per cent of – will be shipped from the opened $331 million plant at Altona, in Melbourne’s this year.

A further 90,000 engines go into Australian-made Camrys and Hybrids for sale here and bringing total engines in 2013 to more than

Toyota Australia media and affairs manager Beck could not confirm how long the program would continue, but GoAuto “there is no end-date in

Ms Angel said the number of engines might increase, “We hope that we will to export (to Thailand and Malaysia) in and for those numbers to remain the or increase.”

Toyota Australia previously engines in knock-down kits to between 1992 and 2002, and engines to New Zealand and South between 1993 and 2001.

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But the new arrangement marks the first stand-alone Toyota engines been exported from to Thailand or Malaysia.

The Altona-built will end up in Camry sedans in the Southeast Asian nations, the most of free-trade agreements that have been as a one-way street to date.

Ms Angel agreed the FTA had sweetened the deal and eased access to the and Malaysian markets.

“But the is we are getting a reputation with our and they are turning to us to get quality she said.

Helped by the FTA, low and a reputation for quality, Thailand has Australia’s second largest of imported vehicles after with almost 172,000 vehicles sold here year.

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But only a small of Australian-made cars – including a of Ford Territory SUVs – made it to Thailand, where are still subject to punishing taxes.

Production of the new 2.5-litre AR four-cylinder engines started at the new Altona plant this week and the shipment of exports will at their Asian destinations month.

Toyota Australia director of manufacturing and purchasing, Harrod, said the company’s had worked hard to secure for the new engine plant and “ensure we are producing the best quality

The federal government’s now discontinued Car Industry Innovation Fund $63 million to the Toyota engine rebuilt, with more coming from the Victorian

“The fact that we able to secure new export in Thailand and Malaysia is testament to the of our work and the positive reputation Australia has amongst our affiliates,” Mr said.

“It also shows cooperation and support from the group within the ASEAN which has allowed us to further our engagement and linkage to the Toyota network.

“We are now one of only four to produce this particular and are the only Australian manufacturer to both petrol and hybrid

Toyota expects 85 per cent of production at Altona will be units, with the remaining 15 per hybrid.

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