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Toyota will build a new $1.3 billion plant in Mississippi with the capacity for 150,000 Highlander SUVs annually. Production is scheduled to begin by 2010.

The plant is Toyota’s eighth assembly facility in North America. Toyota currently operates six vehicle assembly plants with one under construction in North America. These include:

  • Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc. (TMMK), in Georgetown produces the Avalon, Camry, Camry Hybrid, and Camry Solara.

  • Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada, Inc. (TMMC), in Cambridge, Ontario produces the Corolla, Matrix and Lexus RX 350.

  • Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana, Inc. (TMMI), in Princeton produces the Tundra, Sequoia, and Sienna.

  • New United Motor Manufacturing, Inc. (NUMMI), a joint venture with General Motors in Fremont, California, produces the Corolla and Tacoma and Pontiac Vibe.

  • Toyota Motor Manufacturing de Baja California (TMMBC), in Tijuana, Mexico, produces the Tacoma and Tacoma truck beds.

  • Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Texas, Inc. (TMMTX), in San Antonio produces the Tundra.

  • Beginning in 2008, a new plant in Woodstock, Ontario will produce the RAV4.

Toyota this spring will start producing Camrys at Subaru of Indiana Automotive (SIA) in Lafayette, Indiana.



There you TOYOTA is becoming the new GM & Ford!

We thought they would stay on course with their HEV plans etc...instead they are giving us the bs and started manufacturing bigger trucks and beigger SUVs with unecessary big V8!!!

If only all those vehicles were at least powered by biodiesel then it would not be so bad, but still not so proper in my view.



I'm happy to hear this for the people of Mississippi getting a new auto factory and the coming boost in their local economy.

Fred: By the time the new Highlanders roll off the line of this factory in 2010, they may be mostly, or all hybrids. If Toyota wants to meet their goals for hybrid sales in the coming years, they will need to offer hybrids in virtually all/most of their models, and whiddle the price difference down as well. That should be a doable goal for this Company.


The TMMTX could eventually turn out Hybrid Flexfuel Tundras.

Harvey D.

It is peculiar to read that Toyota and Honda are building new plants in USA/Canada while GM-Ford-Chrysler are closing dozens.

Wouldn't it be more efficient and cheaper to buy ex-Big-3 plants? Are the unemployed, low productivity, UAW members the reason to stay away from closed plants?

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