Erlanger, KY, April 19, 2013 – For the first time, a Lexus vehicle will be produced in the United States. The Lexus ES 350 will be assembled at Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky (TMMK) in 2015, Toyota announced today.
Filed under: Hybrid , Sedan , Plants/Manufacturing , Toyota Workers at Toyota’s Georgetown, Kentucky plant put the finishing touches on the company’s 25-millionth vehicle produced in North America Tuesday. The Avalon Hybrid, in Classic Silver, represented 26 years of North American Toyota production. The Avalon was the latest of 1.2 million of that model produced at the Kentucky plant and one of the 9.2 million total cars built there. The plant is Toyota’s largest outside Japan and employs 6,600 workers who build the Camry , Camry Hybrid, Avalon and Venza . Georgetown also makes four- and six-cylinder engines for various Toyotas. In July, Cars.com said the Kentucky-built Camry was the ” most American vehicle sold today .” In addition, the facility builds the Sienna minivan, which also made the list. In attendance to see the milestone Avalon roll off the assembly line was Kentucky governor, Steve Beshear, as well as John Calipari, the University of Kentucky men’s basketball coach. Check out official manufacturing totals for each of Toyota’s North American plants in the official press release below . Continue reading Toyota builds 25-millionth vehicle in North America Toyota builds 25-millionth vehicle in North America originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 05 Nov 2012 10:15:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds .
Filed under: Sedan , Plants/Manufacturing , Toyota , South Korea For years Detroit automakers carped about the low value of the Japanese yen versus the U.S. dollar, but these days, the opposite is true. The yen has rocketed up in value versus the dollar, and Japan’s automakers are taking significant measures to mitigate its bottom-line-killing effects. In October Toyota demanded lower prices from its Japanese supply base, and now the Camry will be built in the U.S. and shipped overseas. Toyota notes in the post-jump press release that it will build 6,000 Toyota Camry units in Georgetown, Kentucky and ship the units to Korea. The massive Georgetown plant employs nearly 7,000 employees working around the clock. This marks the first time Toyota will export the American-made Camry, yet Toyota isn’t new to U.S. exports. The automaker exports 100,000 vehicles built in the U.S.
Toyota City, Japan, November 20, 2011— Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announces that Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc. (TMMK), TMC’s vehicle manufacturing subsidiary in Kentucky, United States held a commemorative ceremony at the Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Kentucky on November 19 (local time) to mark 25 years of operations.
Flooding in Thailand has caused some interruption in production for a number of Toyota suppliers in that region.
Filed under: Sedan , Japan , Plants/Manufacturing , Toyota , South Korea Toyota is considering moving production of the company’s Korean-market Camry to the United States, according to Reuters . The move would take advantage of the free trade agreement between the U.S. and South Korea and put Toyota in a better position financially as the yen continues to strengthen. The Korean-market Camry would be built alongside the U.S.-spec Camry in the automaker’s Georgetown , Kentucky facility. Even with word that Toyota is mulling sending production outside of Japan, the company has said that it is still committed to keeping some manufacturing at home. The Toyota Camry has enjoyed substantial success in South Korea, where it remains one of the most popular foreign-built vehicles in the country. Last year, Toyota sold around 4,200 Camry models in the South Korea. That represents a small figure compared to the 203,688 units produced at the Georgetown plant last year, but shifting production to the States could still pay large dividends for Toyota. Toyota to move production of Korean-market Camry to America? originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 04 Oct 2011 11:28:00 EST.