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Toyota Production in North America Nearly 2 Million in 2018

More than 38 million vehicles produced in North America since 1986.

One of the first 2018 Toyota Camry vehicles produced at Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc., (TMMK) rolls off the production line in June 2018. / TOYOTA

In 2018, Toyota built 1,935,230 vehicles at its North American vehicle assembly plants. Since 1986, Toyota's total vehicle production in North America has reached more than 38 million.


Toyota's philosophy is to build where we sell and buy where we build. Positive economic factors such as low fuel prices, continued stability in the overall economy and strong customer demand for trucks and SUVs were all key drivers for 2018 production.

"Every part and every vehicle that rolls off the line reflects our commitment to safety, quality, value and, above all, our passion for exceeding customer expectations," said Chris Reynolds, chief administrative officer, Manufacturing and Corporate Resources, Toyota Motor North America. "Our ongoing success is due to the hard work and dedication of team members at our 14 manufacturing plants in North America."

Toyota's 15th manufacturing plant, a joint venture with Mazda, is scheduled to open in Huntsville, Alabama, in 2021.

2018 Milestones

In 2018, five of the company's 10 U.S. manufacturing plants continued to roll out a $373.8 million hybrid powertrain investment announced in 2017. The investment also included the implementation of the company's Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) at the Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Alabama, plant.

Other aspects of the investment include:

  • Production of hybrid transaxles at Toyota Motor Manufacturing, West Virginia
  • Expansion of 2.5-liter engine capacity at Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky
  • Increased production of 2.5-liter engine blocks at Bodine's Troy, Missouri, plant
  • Production of hybrid transaxle cases and housing, 2.5-liter engine blocks at Bodine's Jackson, Tennessee, facility
Continuing investments also were under way at: Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana, which is implementing a $600 million TNGA investment to increase production of the Highlander; and Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, where $1.33 billion is earmarked for TNGA upgrades and an all-new paint shop.


Other achievements:

  • Bodine's plant in Jackson, Tennessee, celebrated its 15th anniversary in September.
  • Toyota Motor Manufacturing, San Antonio, celebrated its 15th anniversary in October.
  • Ground breaking on Toyota's $1.6 billion joint venture plant with Mazda in Alabama. The plant will have a capacity of 300,000 and employ 4,000. (Toyota's investment is $800 million, with plans to build 150,000 Corolla.)
  • JD Power Plant Quality Awards: Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Cambridge North, Ontario, Canada (Corolla line) received the "Gold" JD Power Plant Award for Initial Quality, along with Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky (Lexus ES line), representing TMMK's 14th JD Power Plant Quality Award. Additionally, Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Cambridge South, Ontario, Canada, (Lexus RX line) received a "Bronze" JD Power Plant Award as well as Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana, for its Highlander and Sequoia line.
Toyota produces 13 models in North America including: Avalon, Camry, Corolla, Highlander, RAV4, Sequoia, Sienna, Tacoma, Tundra, Lexus RX 350, Lexus ES 350, Yaris and Yaris iA. Toyota directly employs more than 47,000 people.
Toyota North American Vehicle Production
Manufacturing SiteModel20182017
Toyota Motor Manufacturing,
Kentucky, Inc. (TMMK)
Avalon27,15434,149
Avalon Hybrid7,7415,485
Camry323,801316,272
Camry Hybrid27,84822,990
ES 35043,68041,657
Total430,224420,553
Toyota Motor Manufacturing,
Indiana, Inc.
(TMMI)
Highlander275,758255,612
Highlander Hybrid17,33119,150
Sequoia12,54811,871
Sienna116,757125,805
Total422,394412,438
Toyota Motor Manufacturing,
Mississippi, Inc. (TMMMS)
Corolla136,108163,832
Total136,108163,832
Toyota Motor Manufacturing,
Texas, Inc. (TMMTX)
Tacoma123,338129,955
Tundra129,551136,768
Total252,889266,723
Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada, Inc. (TMMC)Corolla188,910210,073
RX 35081,829104,750
RX 350 Hybrid15,1839,079
RAV4211,432247,633
Total497,354571,535
Toyota Motor Manufacturing de Baja California (TMMBC)Tacoma
156,335104,622
Total 156,335104,622
Mazda Motor Manufacturing de Mexico S.A. de C.V. (MMVO)Toyota Yaris / Yaris iA39,92644,020
Total 39,92644,020
Total Vehicle ProductionGrand Total1,935,2301,983,723




















































Toyota North American Engine Production in 2018
Engine2018
4-cylinder*313,367
V6217,528
Total530,895
Toyota Motor Manufacturing, West Virginia, Inc. (TMMWV)*4-cylinder356,681
V6256,894
Total613,575
Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Alabama, Inc. (TMMAL)
4-cylinder208,225
V6265,031
V8142,307
TNGA13,823
Total629,386
Total Engine ProductionGrand Total1,773,856


























* TMMWV's total 4- and 6- speed automatic transmission production for 2018 was 358,243.

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