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Toyota again flags interest in local hybrid production

Toyota logo17 Oct 2007

TOYOTA Australia continues to discuss the possibility of an Australian-built hybrid model, but says there are no firm plans for such a vehicle.

Commenting at the Australian International Motor Show in Sydney last week, Toyota Australia sales and marketing chief David Buttner said the company was looking at the possibility of a local hybrid.

“There are no definitive plans. We are pursuing possibilities (and) we will continue to pursue them,” he said.

“We think it would be of great benefit to have a locally manufactured hybrid here in Australia, but at this particular juncture there are no firm plans, just a lot of talking internally.” Mr Buttner would not discuss whether government funding could get the hybrid project across the line or whether the Federal government or opposition was open to such a plan.

“You are always looking for support in every area of your business, but I can’t comment in relation to whether there are discussions going on,” he said.

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