The Impact of Toyota’s Production Milestone on the North American Economy
Buy a Toyota, and you will be helping support the North American economy. In addition to helping provide a job for the people at your local Manassas dealership, you will be doing your part to encourage Toyota to continue their trend of North American automobile production. Of course, Toyota doesn’t need much encouragement in this respect, as it produced more than 2 million vehicles in North America in 2015 alone.
More Than 2 Million Toyota Vehicles
In 2015, Toyota broke their previous record for vehicle production within North America. During these 12 months, the automaker manufactured an impressive 2,035,028 vehicles along with 1,933,702 engines within just that one continent. Toyota credits the ability to set this new record to the healthier economy and low fuel prices. The high demand for particular models, such as the Camry, Corolla, Tacoma, and Rav4, also played a key role. With 2 million Toyotas and nearly as many engines manufactured in North America in a single year, it goes without saying that Toyota also provided numerous jobs across the continent.
Other 2015 Toyota Milestones
In addition to the North American milestone of manufacturing more than 2 million vehicles, Toyota saw smaller milestones as well within specific production areas. Alabama plants increased their production of V6 engines and built their 4 millionth engine. In Indiana, the 4 millionth vehicle was produced and Mississippi manufactured its 500,000th Toyota Corolla. Kentucky saw the production of the very first Lexus that is “U.S. built” as a result of a $360 million investment that generated 750 jobs. Production for the all-new Tacoma also began in San Antonio, Texas.
Even the Toyota plants in Mexico saw numerous milestones. The Baja California full assembly plant began three shift/crew operation because of the high demand for the all-new Tacoma.
Now that you know that your Toyota’s components and engine were likely to be produced in the United States, there is even more reason to visit Miller Toyota and start driving a Toyota around Manassas, Virginia.