In December, 2010, Toyota to Demo Prius Plug-In Hybrid Vehicles in New York City Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. (TMS) announced today that New York City will join the company’s U.S. Prius Plug-in Hybrid vehicle (PHV) demonstration program. Five new Prius Plug-in Hybrid vehicles (PHVs) will be used on city streets as part of Toyota’s partnership with the New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. As part of the demonstration program, two Prius Plug-in Hybrid vehicles will be handed over to the NYCDOT and three to the Port Authority to be used in their fleets. Aligning with New York City’s goal to reduce carbon emissions and greenhouse gases, Toyota’s Prius Plug-in Hybrid demonstration program will provide opportunities for both NYCDOT and the Port Authority to look into expanding the use of alternative fuel vehicles in municipal and business fleets.
March 12-The Orange County, California, District Attorney Tony Rackauckas'
office announced today it has plans to file a civil lawsuit against
Toyota's U.S. sales arm, Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A., Inc. Toyota has not
received the complaint and is not in a position to comment on pending
Jan. 26, Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today announced that it is instructing Toyota dealers to temporarily suspend sales of eight models involved in the recall for sticking accelerator pedal, announced on January 21, 2010. “Helping ensure the safety of our customers and restoring confidence in Toyota are very important to our company,” said Group Vice President and Toyota Division General Manager Bob Carter. “This action is necessary until a remedy is finalized. We’re making every effort to address this situation for our customers as quickly as possible.” Models include: Avalon, Camry, Corolla, Matrix, Highlander, RAV4, Sequoia, Tundra
TORRANCE, Calif., Toyota Motor Sales, USA,
Inc. will stage the world debut of a new dedicated hybrid concept
vehicle during the 2010 North American International Auto Show in
Detroit. The vehicle will be revealed during a news conference held on
Monday, January 11th in the Riverview Ballroom at COBO Hall.
Toyota Highlander crossover sport utility vehicle, assembled in Indiana, continues to showcase
Toyota value for 2010 by adding new options to Base grade models. The
base four-cylinder model, which was added to the lineup for 2009, now
offers a power tilt/slide moonroof, and the Base V6 model now offers a
backup camera with a monitor in the multi-information display.
Making the Tundra, the current employment and production figures for the Texas Toyota manufacturing plant are: employment 1,850; Annual Production Capacity:Products: Tundra pickup trucks, Operations: Assembly 200,000 units. Groundbreaking took place in 2003. The Plant Site: Investment: $1.3 billion 2000 Acres (Facility: 2.2 million sq. ft.)
Toyota Siennna is 85% made in the USA.
Here is a summary of Toyota plants in North America and what they are producing in 2009.
Alabama: Employment: 860; Annual Production Capacity: 400,000; Products: V8 & V6 engines for Tundra and Tacoma pickup trucks and the Sequoia sport utility.
West Virginia: Employment: 1,050; Annual Production Capacity: 1.2 million engines; Products: four-cylinder & V6 engines and 5-speed & 6-speed transmissions.
TEMA Operations: Provides centralized support to Toyota’s North American manufacturing plants in several key areas such as purchasing, production control, production engineering, quality control, environmental, and administration.
Kentucky Employment: About 7,000; Annual Payroll: $537 million; Annual Production Capacity: 500,000 vehicles & engines; Products: Camry, Camry Hybrid, Avalon, Venza, 4-cylinder and V6 engines Operations: Die Manufacturing, Stamping, Body Weld, Paint, Plastics, Assembly & Powertrain
Indiana; Employment: about 4,500; Annual Payroll: $306 million (CY2008); Annual Production Capacity: 300,000 vehicles; Products: Sequoia, Sienna, Highlander (fall of 2009); Operations: Stamping, body weld, paint, plastics and assembly •
Engineering & Manufacturing (TEMA), headquartered in Erlanger, Kentucky,
is responsible for Toyota's engineering design and development, R&D, and manufacturing
activities in the U.S., Mexico and Canada.*
Toyota Technical Center (TTC),
a division of TEMA, is located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Recent expansion in York
Township has increased investment by $187 million and will add 400 new jobs by
In 14 manufacturing locations across North America, Toyota is producing 11 vehicles including the Avalon, Camry, Corolla, Matrix, RAV4,
Sienna, Sequoia, Tacoma, Tundra, Venza and the Lexus RX 350.
Toyota's total direct investment in the U.S. has now grown to more than $17
billion, and our annual spending on parts, goods and services from hundreds
of U.S. suppliers totals more than $29 billion.
TMMWV manufactures 4-cylinder and V6 engines for our operations in Indiana
and Canada.* The West Virginia plant also produces automatic transmissions and
gears for plants in Kentucky, Indiana and Canada.
The West Virginia plant was established in 1996. As of December 2008 its investment was$1.0 billion with 1,054 employees.
Here is the year end information from Toyota on their plant in Kentucky, their largest facility in the USA. Toyota's largest manufacturing facility outside of Japan, builds the
Avalon, Camry/Camry Hybrid, and Venza. In addition, TMMK builds 4-cylinder and
V6 engines and powertrain parts. It's current investment is$5.5 billion. It employs6,855 people. Products are in this Georgetown facility are built using U.S. and globally sourced
Camry Hybrid from Toyota
2008- Scott Pruett-
Encouraging announcement last fall from Toyota for the people of – York Township, MI - on the opening of Toyota's new engineering and safety testing facilities here today with Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm and U.S. Congressman John Dingell, as well as several hundred government officials, community leaders, suppliers and Toyota team members.
TTC, a division of Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America (TEMA), already has a site in Ann Arbor. With the expansion in York Township, TTC is adding 400 new jobs and will boost its employment to 1,100 by 2010.
Toyota (NYSE:TM) established Toyota Technical Center (TTC) in 1977 in Ann Arbor, Mich. TTC is engaged in engineering design, prototype building, vehicle evaluation and engineering, materials engineering, powertrain tuning and design, regulatory affairs and advanced technical research. TTC has developed the Avalon, Sienna, Solara, Tundra and Venza vehicles for the North American market. For more information about Toyota, visit www.toyota.com.
Toyota Highlander Hybrid
The Highlander Hybrid estimated mileage is 27/25 -see Toyota SUV'S
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