Toyota builds 25-millionth vehicle in North America

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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:
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
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. Toyota Motor Manufacturing de Baja California (TMMBC), Baja California, Mexico
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.
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