More Than Two Million Toyotas Built in North America in 2015 for the First Time

January 08, 2016
ERLANGER, Ky. (Jan. 8, 2016) – 2015 marked record production for Toyota with 2,035,028 vehicles and 1,933,702 engines produced in North America. Key drivers for increased production include low fuel prices, a healthier economy and strong customer demand for Corolla, Camry, RAV4 and Tacoma.
“Our products are a direct reflection of our team members’ dedication and talent,” said Jim Lentz, CEO of Toyota North America.  “Each vehicle that rolls off the line is an example of our commitment to safety, quality, value and above all our relentless focus to exceed customers’ expectations.”  
2015 production location milestones:
  • Kentucky: produced the first “U.S. built” Lexus. A $360 million investment, the introduction of the ES 350 generated 750 new jobs;
  • Texas: began production of the all-new Tacoma in San Antonio;
  • Indiana: produced its 4 millionth vehicle;
  • Alabama: boosted V6 engine production and built its 4 millionth engine;
  • Mississippi: rolled off its 500,000th Corolla;
  • Mexico: Toyota’s full assembly plant in Baja California began a three crew/three shift operation to meet increased demand of the all-new Tacoma. In addition, Mazda began production of Scion iA and Yaris in Salamanca, Guanajuato.
2016 marks:
  • Anniversaries for Ontario (Cambridge facility turns 30); Kentucky (30), Indiana (20); West Virginia (20), Alabama (15) and Mississippi (5);
  • The groundbreaking of Toyota’s 15th state of the art manufacturing facility in Apaseo el Grande, Guanajuato which is scheduled to begin Corolla production in 2019.  
Toyota produces 14 models in North America including: Avalon, Camry, Corolla, Highlander, RAV4, Scion iA, Sequoia, Sienna, Tacoma, Tundra, Lexus RX 350, Lexus ES 350, Venza and Yaris; and directly employs nearly 40,000 in the region.

Toyota North American Vehicle Production
Manufacturing Site Model 2014 2015
Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc. (TMMK) Avalon 56,975 56,928
Avalon Hybrid 15,302 12,159
Camry 312,909 332,588
Camry Hybrid 40,519 32,811
Venza 40,006 19,094
ES 350 - 4,088
Total 465,711 457,668
Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana, Inc.
Highlander 177,253 192,905
Highlander Hybrid 5,224 5,422
Sequoia 23,130 22,842
Sienna 143,915 154,478
Total 349,522 375,647
Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Mississippi, Inc. (TMMMS) Corolla 189,314 190,514
Total 189,314 190,514
Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Texas, Inc. (TMMTX)
Tacoma 105,796 110,911
Tundra 130,872 121,999
Total 236,668 232,910
Subaru Indiana Automotive, Inc. (SIA) Camry 93,476 79,843
Total 93,476 79,843
Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada, Inc. (TMMC) Corolla 242,465 252,362
Matrix 4,913 -
RX 350 95,455 87,974
RX 450 Hybrid 8,793 8,076
RAV4 226,783 242,311
RAV4 Hybrid 1,002 -
Total 579,411 590,723
Toyota Motor Manufacturing de Baja California (TMMBC) Tacoma
71,399 82,328
Total   71,399 82,328
Mazda Motor Manufacturing de Mexico S.A. de C.V. (MMVO) Scion iA / Toyota Yaris - 25,395
Total - 25,395
Total North American Vehicle Production Grand Total 1,985,501 2,035,028

Toyota’s North American Vehicle Production – five year history:
Year Vehicle Production YOY Change
2015 2,035,028 2%
2014 1,985,501 7%
2013 1,857,695 5%
2012 1,776,243 41%
2011 1,255,635 (14%)

Toyota North American Engine Production
Manufacturing Site Engine 2015
Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc. (TMMK) 4-cylinder* 401,149
V6 207,745
Total 608,894
Toyota Motor Manufacturing, West Virginia, Inc. (TMMWV)** 4-cylinder 442,967
V6 250,211
Total 693,178
Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Alabama, Inc.  (TMMAL)
4-cylinder 277,530
V6 209,078
V8 145,022
Total 631,630
Total 2014 North American Engine Production Grand Total 1,933,702

*Includes hybrid engine production
**TMMWV’s total 6 speed automatic transmission production for 2015 was 732,164

In addition to the above mentioned plants, Toyota subsidiary Bodine Aluminum, Inc., in Tennessee and Missouri, casts aluminum parts such as cylinder heads, engine brackets and engine blocks.  TABC, Inc. in Long Beach, California, produces stamped/welded parts and steering columns.  Canadian Autoparts Toyota Inc. (CAPTIN) in Delta, British Columbia, produces aluminum wheels.

About Toyota
Toyota (NYSE:TM), the world's top automaker and creator of the Prius and the Mirai fuel cell vehicle, is committed to building vehicles for the way people live through our Toyota, Lexus and Scion brands.  Over the past 50 years, we’ve built more than 30 million cars and trucks in North America, where we operate 14 manufacturing plants (10 in the U.S.) and directly employ more than 42,000 people (more than 33,000 in the U.S.).   Toyota operates 1,800 North American dealerships (1,500 in the U.S. alone which sold almost 2.5 million cars and trucks in 2015) – and about 80 percent of all Toyota vehicles sold over the past 20 years are still on the road today.  
Toyota partners with philanthropic organizations across the country, with a focus on education, safety and the environment.  As part of this commitment, we share the company’s extensive know-how garnered from building great cars and trucks to help community organizations and other nonprofits expand their ability to do good. For more information about Toyota, visit
Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing North America, Inc. (TEMA), headquartered in Erlanger, KY., is responsible for Toyota’s engineering design, development, R&D and manufacturing activities in North America.  TEMA’s Toyota Technical Center (TTC) operates engineering, research and development facilities in Ann Arbor, MI, including Toyota’s Collaborative Safety Research Center (CSRC).

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