Yesterday GoAuto published an interview with Toyota’s senior executive director of sales and marketing, David Buttner who strongly suggested that a Toyota Camry or Aurion Hybrid are being strongly considered.
Better yet, there is a good chance the Hybrid variant will be built right here in Australia. With Kevin Rudd’s labor promising a $500 million dollar “green fund” to support the production of locally made alternative fuel vehicles (if it wins the next election), Toyota is keen to produce the Hybrids right here in Australia.
“We’ve spoken in the past about the potential of building a hybrid vehicle locally – either a Camry or an Aurion – and we’re still very interested in pursuing that because we believe the momentum is very much there in relation to concerns about the environment and the long-term sustainability of the automotive world if we just rely on straight gasoline-powered engines,” Mr Buttner told GoAuto.
What will a Hybrid Camry/Aurion mean for the Ford Falcon & Holden Commodore? Current GM Holden Boss Denny Mooney recently announced Holden is looking at both Hybrid and Diesel variants for its popular Commodore, meanwhile Ford is looking at Hydrogen for the future.
Read the full interview at GoAuto.