Toyota Produces 25 Millionth North American-Built Vehicle

 Milestone Coincides With Start of Production of All-New Avalon

 


GEORGETOWN, Ky., (Oct. 30, 2012) – 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 United States.

“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 and General Manager, Toyota Division, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.

The following are rounded production figures for North American 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
 
 
 
 




























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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.

 
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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.
 

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