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    Product at Toyota just tick boxes in the VSI and if they can't choose it, spend shitloads of time trying to convince the Japanese they need it. Not much marketing done there.

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    He works at Toyota.

    Drove the new Prado again last week. Base model rental. Fuck they are good.

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    So more talks around the office about the 300 series. one of the production planers i know for Australia is on his way to japan. so it will either be news about the 300s or just final details about the Ft1.

    will keep you all updated.

    Also do i get a trophy of some sort for 2018's first legit PF "Don't you know who I am?" comment? would be good for the pool room.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ROBAPHENT View Post
    So more talks around the office about the 300 series. one of the production planers i know for Australia is on his way to japan. so it will either be news about the 300s or just final details about the Ft1.

    will keep you all updated.

    Also do i get a trophy of some sort for 2018's first legit PF "Don't you know who I am?" comment? would be good for the pool room.
    Nope nope no.. We don't do pool room any more. Now it's swift kick in the nuts by Fondles. That or you get locked in a room with Rydo

    Question and your opinion - Does Toyota have to aim the LC the US market to pick up on sales volume overall. And if so do you think they'll have the same kit as the high end big US 4WD's?

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    Do you work in product development for Toyota?

    Thatíd be a great job, new Corolla every 15 years, new Landcruiser every 20. Done.

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    Ditto to this question for Prado. 150s are getting quite long in the tooth and even with the face lift look old on the floor.

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    If toyota announce a 300 my mate will be pissed he just bought a 200.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Purple View Post
    Do you work in product development for Toyota?

    Thatíd be a great job, new Corolla every 15 years, new Landcruiser every 20. Done.
    It's not that glamorous.... Working 12+ hours, get shit pay. Dealing with knuckleheads factory gatekeepers (no longer). Waste a months just getting approval for trivial shit like an approval for an Aurion badge to be placed on the front quarter panel as one example.

    It is fun if you don't give 2 rats about money and really love playing with cars. Their claim is that they aim to pay up to 75% of the Top 100 companies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Purple View Post
    Do you work in product development for Toyota?

    Thatíd be a great job, new Corolla every 15 years, new Landcruiser every 20. Done.
    Nope, I.T. but in good with a couple of the people there, plus i need to build the I.T systems so information gets out to all the integration points.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mizone View Post
    Nope nope no.. We don't do pool room any more. Now it's swift kick in the nuts by Fondles. That or you get locked in a room with Rydo

    Question and your opinion - Does Toyota have to aim the LC the US market to pick up on sales volume overall. And if so do you think they'll have the same kit as the high end big US 4WD's?
    I know Mazda is and i would think Toyota are better off focusing on american based cars then Australia just for the fact of 1% growth in the USA is a large volume vs 1% growth here in Australia.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ROBAPHENT View Post
    I know Mazda is and i would think Toyota are better off focusing on american based cars then Australia just for the fact of 1% growth in the USA is a large volume vs 1% growth here in Australia.
    Just look at the new Kluger. US designed and built and taken off solidly here.

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    6.2m new cars per annum in USA, 1.2m in Aus. Actually Iím surprised the difference is so low


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    Quote Originally Posted by maddy View Post
    6.2m new cars per annum in USA, 1.2m in Aus. Actually Iím surprised the difference is so low


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    Pretty sure they are closer to 17m per annum


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mini_Me View Post
    Pretty sure they are closer to 17m per annum


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    Yup. Light vehicles (including pickups) is 17m pa in the US.
    Last edited by StanM3; 19-02-18 at 02:30 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StanM3 View Post
    Yup. Light vehicles (including pickups) is 17m pa in the US.
    I don't know if it's still the case, does that figure US include fleet sales? In Australia that includes everything sold either through a dealer, fleet demos etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mizone View Post
    I don't know if it's still the case, does that figure US include fleet sales? In Australia that includes everything sold either through a dealer, fleet demos etc.
    Seems to be. http://www.wsj.com/mdc/public/page/2...autosales.html

    26k Rav 4s in Jan alone!

    But apparently that is low: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...t-seen-in-2014

    The Japanese automaker is forecasting sales in its biggest market will slide below 17 million cars and light trucks next year -- the first return to a 16 million range since 2014. Industrywide deliveries are down 1.5 percent this year through November after a record 17.55 million in 2016.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HARD CUNT View Post
    Love the comments section of that article.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mizone View Post
    Nope nope no.. We don't do pool room any more. Now it's swift kick in the nuts by Fondles. That or you get locked in a room with Rydo

    Question and your opinion - Does Toyota have to aim the LC the US market to pick up on sales volume overall. And if so do you think they'll have the same kit as the high end big US 4WD's?
    The LC200 isn't intended to be a volume seller in the US, it's aimed at the full size Range Rover market. It's actually priced the same as the Lexus LX.
    The volume large SUV for Toyota is the Sequoia, which is loosely based on the Tundra.

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    Quote Originally Posted by irsa76 View Post
    The LC200 isn't intended to be a volume seller in the US, it's aimed at the full size Range Rover market. It's actually priced the same as the Lexus LX.
    The volume large SUV for Toyota is the Sequoia, which is loosely based on the Tundra.
    Tundras sell very well in New England, so I see a lot of them around. However, I don't see many Sequoias if at all. My gut feeling is that the Lexus SUVs outsell them by 5 or 10 to 1...

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    I'd put money on that being the case. A friend in Alabama bought a Seqoia last year to replace her Highlander because it was too small, she's got 5 kids under 6 years old.

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    I just wish we got the Tacoma here. would be a far site better than the Fortuna

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    Quote Originally Posted by mk3soup View Post
    I just wish we got the Tacoma here. would be a far site better than the Fortuna
    Tacoma=Hilux. Fortuner=4runner

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    Except the 4Runner comes off the prado chassis Iím fairly sure and the fortuner off the Hilux

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    Quote Originally Posted by mk3soup View Post
    I just wish we got the Tacoma here. would be a far site better than the Fortuna
    You mean the Tundra?
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    I just want to apologise for some of my shit talking back around page 5.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Lowrrryyy View Post
    You mean the Tundra?
    With yours & Mr Google's help, I now realise I've been using Tacoma & Tundra interchangeably; but they're not the same thing.

    Wikipedia: "a Toyota Tacoma Concept that was inspired by the original 1985 pickup that Toyota created for the 1985 film" ... WTF? "Created"? They put aftermarket bogansprings & boganlights on a Hilux. Creativity is a lot easier than it used to be, apparently!
    Soft roaders represent an excellent compromise between the needs of the hardcore 4x4 user and the convenience of a city hatchback. Its clear to see why they have become so popular in todays society.

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    Quote Originally Posted by takai View Post
    26k Ravs in a month is up there. We move 28k cars a month off the wharf when where flat out and thats across about 10 brands not one model.

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