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Toyota produces 25 millionth North American-built vehicle MILESTONE COINCIDES WITH START OF PRODUCTION OF ALL-NEW AVALON

GEORGETOWN, Ky., Oct. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Toyota celebrated the 25 millionth vehicle manufactured in North America today at a ceremony at its Georgetown, Ky. plant coinciding with the start of production for the all-new 2013 Avalon.  The milestone vehicle – a Classic Silver Hybrid Avalon – represents 26 years of manufacturing, a direct investment of nearly $24 billion in North American operations and 365,000 jobs created in the U.S.

"Toyota's 25 millionth vehicle signifies the tireless work of thousands of Toyota team members, hundreds of North American supplier partners, and great dealers giving their best every day," said Steve St. Angelo, executive vice president of Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.  "We continue to evolve as a company thanks to their commitment to build the best vehicles in the market."

Wil James, president of Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc., the company's largest manufacturing operation in North America, emceed the event. "This is a pivotal time in Toyota's history," James said to an enthusiastic crowd of manufacturing team members. "What better way to cap off 26 years of manufacturing excellence than with the all-new Kentucky- built Avalon, a shining example of what our customers have to look forward to in the future."  

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear and University of Kentucky Men's Basketball Coach
John Calipari also addressed the audience. Toyota's Georgetown plant employs approximately 6,600 and builds the Camry, Camry Hybrid, Avalon, Venza, and manufactures 4-cylinder and V6 engines. Toyota's North American production includes 12 models representing 70 percent of U.S. sales.

"We thank the millions of customers, some of the finest team members in the world, hundreds of excellent North American suppliers and our outstanding dealers who have supported us in reaching this milestone," said Bill Fay, group vice president & general manager, Toyota Division, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.

The following are rounded production figures for NA Toyota plants by vehicle:

Manufacturing Site

Model

Total Production

Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc. (TMMK)

Sienna

551,000

Solara

210,000

Avalon

1,264,000

Camry

6,779,000

Camry Hybrid

200,000

Venza

243,000

Total

9,247,000

New United Motor Manufacturing, Inc.

(NUMMI)

 

 

 

Voltz

10,000

Corolla

3,237,100

Tacoma

2,550,000

Total

5,797,100

Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana, Inc.

(TMMI)

Tundra

989,000

Highlander

319,000

Sequoia

517,000

Sienna

1,418,000

Total

3,243,000

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada, Inc.
(TMMC)

Solara

215,500

Corolla

2,951,000

Matrix

653,000

RX 350

661,000

RAV4

514,000

RAV4 EV

400

Total

4,994,900

Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Mississippi, Inc. (TMMMS)

Corolla

111,000

Total

111,000

Toyota Motor Manufacturing de Baja California (TMMBC)

Tacoma

336,000

Total

336,000

Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Texas, Inc. (TMMTX)

 

Tacoma

198,000

Tundra

608,000

Total

806,000

Subaru Indiana Automotive, Inc.
(SIA)

Camry

465,000

Total

465,000

Total North American Vehicle Production

Grand Total

25,000,000

North American Manufacturing Locations

Vehicles

  • Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada, Inc. (TMMC),
    Cambridge, Ontario and Woodstock
  • Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana, Inc. (TMMI), Princeton, Ind.
  • Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc. (TMMK), Georgetown, Ky.
  • Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Texas, Inc. (TMMTX), San Antonio, Texas
  • Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Mississippi, Inc. (TMMMS), Blue Springs, Miss.

Parts and Materials

  • Bodine Aluminum, Inc., St. Louis, Troy, Mo. and Jackson, Tenn.
  • Canadian Autoparts Toyota, Inc. (CAPTIN), Delta, British Columbia
  • TABC, Inc., Long Beach, Calif.
  • Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Alabama, Inc. (TMMAL), Huntsville, Ala.
  • Toyota Motor Manufacturing de Baja California (TMMBC), Baja California, Mexico
  • Toyota Motor Manufacturing, West Virginia, Inc. (TMMWV), Buffalo, W.Va.

All-New 2013 Avalon

Toyota's 25 millionth vehicle, the all-new, North American designed and engineered 2013 Avalon, comes equipped with either a powerful V6 gasoline powertrain or  Toyota's proven Hybrid Synergy Drive. The efficiency offered by the new hybrid model will help the all-new premium mid-size sedan achieve excellent fuel economy with an EPA-rating of 40 mpg combined.

In addition to offering a hybrid powertrain, the new Avalon features a stunning design, improved dynamic performance, a greater degree of refinement, and a highly spacious, comfortable interior experience with an abundance of outstanding convenience technologies.

About Toyota

Toyota (NYSE: TM) established operations in North America in 1957 and currently operates 14 manufacturing plants. There are more than 1,800 Toyota, Lexus and Scion dealerships in North America which sold over 1.8 million vehicles in 2011. Toyota directly employs more than 37,000 in North America and its investment here is currently valued at more than $23 billion, including sales and manufacturing operations, research and development, financial services and design. Toyota's annual purchasing of parts, materials, goods and services from North American suppliers totals nearly $25 billion. Toyota currently produces 12 vehicles in North America, including the Avalon, Camry, Corolla, Highlander, Matrix, RAV4, Sienna, Sequoia, Tacoma, Tundra, Venza and the Lexus RX 350. For more information about Toyota, visit www.toyota.com or www.toyotanewsroom.com.

SOURCE Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.



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