Toyota Aurion ends production for good
After only two generations in 11 years, the Toyota Aurion has ended production in Australia, which likely means the death of the nameplate in the UAE and GCC too.
As Toyota winds down their manufacturing operations in Australia this year, the Aurion is the first to go, ending production ealier in August. Its platform-mate, the Camry, will be the next to go in the coming months.
More than 180,000 were built apparently, making the Aurion somewhat low-volume for a mass-market car as Toyota never figured out what it wanted to be. It was simply a reskinned V6 version of the 4-cylinder Camry, with different front and rear ends. Ironically, the Aurion body style was sold as a Camry in China. The next-generation Camry is likely to be sourced from the United States for the GCC.