MELBOURNE – When Toyota Motor Corp. first entered the Australian market in the 1960s, General Motors Corp. and Ford Motor Co.’s subdiaries were the reigning royalty. Fast forward to 2005. While GM’s Holden Ltd. and Ford Motor Co. of Australia Ltd. continue to thrive, holding the No.2 and No.3 sales spots, respectively, Toyota is proving to be the most popular brand. Toyota’s new $47 million tech center. The Japanese auto maker sold 201,737 vehicles last year, for a 21.1% market ...

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