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It's looking as if Aussie readers hoping to drive greener might soon be able to do so in a locally-produced machine. The first word of Toyota's desire to build the Camry Hybrid in the land Down Under came in October at the Tokyo Motor Show. Without government handouts assistance, however, it wasn't going to happen. Fast forward to the present: all signs point to a deal getting inked by the end of July, with Australian government reps saying that talks with the automaker are progressing "fruitful

Toyota Australia is looking to expand its hybrid line-up in Australia, which currently just encompasses the Prius and two Lexus hybrids, with a locally manufactured Camry petrol-electric hybrid. Discussions are under way with the Japanese head office to get the go-ahead to start producing hybrid Camrys based on the next-generation update which is scheduled for delivery during 2011. This is the first time an Australian manufacturer has announced a possible date for the local production of a hybri