MELBOURNE – Toyota Motor Corp. is close to confirming it will build a A$500 million ($277 million) Asia/Pacific research and development center here. Toyota Camry It would be built on vacant land alongside the auto maker’s Altona assembly plant and include a proving ground located in Outback Australia to allow year-round hot-weather tests on prototypes. Australian media reports say an announcement on the center will be made within weeks and only a late bid from Thailand could ...

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