Australia Wanting Toyota Not to Leave

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Holden’s decision to stop producing vehicles in Australia made Toyota state that this would place “unprecedented pressure on the local supplier network and our ability to build cars in Australia,” and it looks like the government got a bit scared of the idea that even Toyota might shut the gates and leave.
Speaking with Channel Nine, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said that his government wants Toyota to continue its local operations due to its different position in the country.

“They are in a slightly different position to Holden,” Abbott said. “Much more of their local production has been for export. Toyota locally have been much more integrated into the global operations of the company, it seems, than with Holden.”

He also explained that the government hasn’t been able to keep Holden from shutting down, but there was always “a very substantial amount of money” on the table. The sum that didn’t work for Holden will probably go now towards Toyota if it decides to stay and continue its local operations.

Full story at CarAdvice
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