Toyota achieves new milestone

Toyota Australia has said its exports have crossed one million units. 

Toyota Australia has become the first Aussie automaker to achieve this milestone, and the company’s latest figures reveal that its one millionth export unit was shipped to the Middle East.

According to Toyota Australia's executive director of manufacturing Chris Harrod “reaching one million exports was an important milestone for the company.”

He went on to say that "although the automotive industry is facing challenges in Australia, it is important that we continue to focus on our export program and explore new export opportunities as part of our overall business strategy."

Recently, Toyota issued the biggest ever recall.

Toyota recalled 7.4 million vehicles globally over faulty power window switch that could cause fire and as many as 300,000 cars were recalled in Australia.

Toyota Australia has taken 26 years to achieve this milestone, with the company first exporting the Corona model to New Zealand in 1986.

Toyota Australia currently exports the Camry and Aurion models and now ships vehicles to Brahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen in addition to New Zealand and the South Pacific Islands.

"We are extremely proud of our ability to build cars that not only suit the needs of our local customers but also those in the Middle East and our other export markets," Harrod stated.

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