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Toyota produces 25 millionth North American-built vehicle

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Toyota produces 25 millionth North American-built vehicle16:00 EDT Tuesday, October 30, 2012MILESTONE COINCIDES WITH START OF PRODUCTION OF ALL-NEW AVALONGEORGETOWN, 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 SiteModelTotal ProductionToyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc. (TMMK)Sienna 551,000Solara210,000Avalon1,264,000Camry6,779,000Camry Hybrid200,000Venza243,000Total9,247,000New United Motor Manufacturing, Inc.(NUMMI)   Voltz10,000Corolla3,237,100Tacoma2,550,000Total5,797,100Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana, Inc.(TMMI)Tundra989,000Highlander319,000Sequoia517,000Sienna1,418,000Total3,243,000Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada, Inc. (TMMC)Solara215,500Corolla2,951,000Matrix653,000RX 350661,000RAV4514,000RAV4 EV400Total4,994,900Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Mississippi, Inc. (TMMMS)Corolla111,000Total111,000Toyota Motor Manufacturing de Baja California (TMMBC)Tacoma336,000Total336,000Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Texas, Inc. (TMMTX) Tacoma198,000Tundra608,000Total806,000Subaru Indiana Automotive, Inc. (SIA)Camry465,000Total465,000Total North American Vehicle ProductionGrand Total25,000,000North American Manufacturing LocationsVehiclesToyota 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 MaterialsBodine 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 AvalonToyota'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 ToyotaToyota (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 or SOURCE Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.For further information: Rick Hesterberg +1-502-868-2135, or Ashley Chatham, +1-859-473-3709, both for Toyota