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Australia: Toyota sales shrug off recall woes

Toyota has overcome a month of negative publicity regarding its recall woes to record increased sales in Australia.

The Japanese brand’s reputation for quality and reliability appears to be intact despite the company recalling nearly nine million vehicles because of safety concerns that have resulted in a number of lawsuits being filed in the US.

Toyota increased its local market share to 20.5 percent in February, with sales increasing year on year by 13 percent to 16,814 to retain the company’s status as Australia’s favourite brand.