Fu­ture de­signed

Wheels (Australia) - - Editor’s letter -

One sil­ver lin­ing to what is go­ing to be a very dark Oc­to­ber is news that just like Ford and Holden, Toy­ota will re­tain a de­sign and en­gi­neer­ing pres­ence in Aus­tralia. Based in Port Mel­bourne, Toy­ota will ac­tu­ally in­crease its lo­cal team to around 150 staff (50 more than it was three years ago), with their ef­forts to fo­cus on global mod­els pro­duced over­seas. All three man­u­fac­tur­ers have pub­licly com­mit­ted to fos­ter­ing the de­sign and en­gi­neer­ing tal­ent emerg­ing from Aussie uni­ver­si­ties, which is promis­ing for any young­sters with a pen­chant for cars and a de­sire to shape fu­ture prod­uct.

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