Toyota recently announced that it achieved a record year of production in 2016 with more than 2 million vehicles built at its North American assembly plants. Production volume was up 4.4 percent over the previous year's total.
Since 1986, Toyota's total vehicle production in North America has reached more than 30 million. Key drivers of the increased production included low fuel prices, continued stability in the overall economy and strong customer demand for trucks and sport-utility vehicles.
"Our success is driven by the talent and dedication of the men and women who manufacture our products here in the U.S.," said Jim Lentz, CEO of Toyota Motor North America (TMNA). "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."
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. The company directly employs more than 44,000 people.
Toyota also marked milestone anniversaries for several of its manufacturing facilities in 2016, including 30 years for its assembly plants in Cambridge, Ontario, and Georgetown, Kentucky.
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