Toyota will stop production in Australia
Toyota confirmed on Monday (10) that fail to produce vehicles and engines in Australia from 2017. The decision was expected a few weeks ago, and is consistent with the position recently announced by General Motors .
"We thought we should continue producing in Australia and made all efforts. But many negative factors, such as the strengthening of the Australian dollar and the expected reduction in sales, forced us to take this painful decision, "said Akio Toyoda, president of Toyota Motor Corporation.
Models the automaker will continue to be sold in the country, but only imported. It is worth noting that Australia was the first country to receive a Toyota plant outside of Japan in 1963.