Toyota’s next-generation Supra sports car has been subjected to testing in Australia to confirm its suspension tuning and dynamics are suitable for the local and world markets. Chief engineer Tetsuya Tada and engineers from Japan have put a Supra prototype through its paces on Australian roads, supported by Toyota Australia’s highly regarded vehicle engineering and … Continue reading New Toyota Supra tested in Australia
Despite Australia’s vehicle assembly sector wrapping up business, a new report has recorded a skills shortage across the automotive industry. Steven Impey investigates. The close of Australia’s automotive assembly sector has arrived, with Toyota’s Altona manufacturing branch in Melbourne closing its doors for the very last time. With it, the ticker tape will finally fall on … Continue reading Why Australia’s automotive sector is still hiring
Hilco Industrial Acquisitions B.V. has announced that it has begun the private treaty sale process on all machinery and equipment assets located at the Toyota manufacturing facility in Altona North, Melbourne. The Private Treaty sale begins immediately and is scheduled to run until the plant officially closes on October 3, 2017. Upon closing, Grays Online … Continue reading Toyota plant equipment sale marks end of Australian auto manufacturing
Toyota has recalled 340,000 Prius vehicles worldwide, with 300 of these affected vehicles in Australia.
There are claims that a union official taking part in a recent emergency car industry summit dismissed Toyota Australia’s attempt to discuss labour costs and weak productivity.