Toyota Australia begins exports of its new, locally built 4-cyl. AR series engines to Thailand and Malaysia a week after full production starts at its new Altona engine plant outside Melbourne. It is the first time Toyota Australia has sold stand-alone engines to the two countries. Both gasoline and hybrid versions are being shipped, with the first deliveries expected next month. About 108,000 engines will be produced this year, 85% of them gasoline and 15% hybrid. Toyota expects to ...

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