30 Millionth Toyota Rolled off Into The U.S. Market
- on March 02, 2021
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Toyota, the current best-selling automaker and the most searched vehicle brand globally, has rolled the 30 millionth Toyota off its production lines in the U.S. market.
Toyota started manufacturing vehicles in the U.S. through a joint venture with New United Motor Manufacturing Inc. in 1986. The first car that rolled out on the American soil was Corolla. Fast forward to 2021, Toyota now has ten plants in the U.S. and fourteen in North America.
The 2021 Toyota Sienna is the 30 millionth Toyota in the US. The Sienna is an all-hybrid minivan, designed in California by CALTY Design Studios and developed at Princeton, Indiana manufacturing plant. The minivan conveys Toyota’s commitment toward alternative-powered vehicles, which are in high demand in North America. Toyota is working to produce different types of hybrid, electric, and fuel cell vehicles. Last year, 16% of the company’s sales in North America came through these alternative-powered vehicles.
"Being responsible for Toyota’s 30-millionth U.S.–assembled vehicle is a huge point of pride for all of us at Toyota Indiana," stated Leah Curry, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana president.
"Together with our supplier partners, we build vehicles with our customers in mind. We’ve worked hard to give them an all-new Sienna that’s ready for any of life’s adventures."
With Toyota selling more vehicles than any other automaker in the U.S., the manufacturing will not slow down any time soon. The company has invested $13 billion in the U.S. since 2017 and created 6,500 new jobs. Furthermore, Toyota Indiana started 550 of these new jobs, after receiving $1.3 billion out of the total investment, for incorporating new technology and tooling.