Toyota Indiana welcomes two model new automobiles to the lineup | Standing

PRINCETON, Ind., April 28, 2021 / PRNewswire / – With its 25th anniversary just around the corner, Toyota Motor Manufacturing, (TMMI) is ready to celebrate with enthusiasm as it announces an investment that is sure to propel the through the next 25 years and beyond.

Today Toyota announced one $ 803 million Investment and 1,400 new jobs at Princeton, Ind., Auto manufacturing plant in preparation for the launch of two brand new three-row SUVs specifically designed for the active American Gen Y family. In addition, only one carries the name Toyota. The other will officially introduce the Lexus line in Toyota Indiana.

But clout and luxury are not all the investment will bring. While these new vehicles will be announced at a later date, both will be added to a diverse, electrified product portfolio and will help the company move one step closer to Toyota’s global goal of carbon neutrality by 2050 – while promoting its mission of mobility and happiness for everyone.

Apropos happy: With these newcomers, customers are bursting at the seams when they get an insight into the cutting-edge technology of both vehicles. When selling, customers can expect a semi-automatic driving system that allows hands-free calling under certain conditions, a remote-controlled parking system that allows the driver to park and unpark with a smartphone from outside the vehicle, and a digital key that enables it to transform a user’s smartphone in his key and enables him to share it digitally. Both the Lexus and Toyota versions can accommodate up to eight passengers.

And the Princeton The automaker wants to achieve this goal not only with the type of vehicles produced, but also with the production process itself. Toyota Indiana The environmental team has saved thousands of tons of CO2 for the facility and has invested more $ 4 million on CO2 reduction projects with another $ 2.7 million committed for the coming year. All these ladders to the products that Toyota makes.

“For the past 20 years, Toyota has been the leader with more electrified vehicles on the road than all automakers combined,” he said Ted Ogawa, President and CEO of Toyota Motor North America. “This investment and the range of new vehicles will enable us to continue our work with electrification, expand our portfolio to around 70 models worldwide by 2025, and meet the needs of our customers as we move towards carbon neutrality.”

And the team is well positioned to take on this challenge. With more than 7,000 employees, the investment will add a further 1,400 and strengthen the ability to accommodate two new vehicles.

“Toyota Indiana’s selection for this opportunity shows the confidence Toyota has in our people to meet new and exciting challenges,” he said Leah Curry, TMMI President. “Adding 1,400 to our Toyota family is a challenge we are happy to accept. This is testament to the strong workforce in the Southwest Indiana Region. We wait with open arms to welcome new people and products into the family and can’t wait to get started. “

The $ 803 million The investments will be used to prepare the production line for the new vehicles, to train the production staff and to retrofit the suppliers in their plants. Since the first Tundra – the original TMMI vehicle – rolled off the assembly line in 1998, Toyota has invested in the total Princeton Side is $ 6.6 billion. TMMI currently assembles the Sienna all-hybrid minivan, the Highlander / Highlander hybrid SUV, and the full-size Sequoia SUV and is capable of assembling more than 420,000 vehicles annually.

“Toyota has been an incredible partner for the Indiana For almost 25 years we have been delighted to continue this partnership to drive our economy forward, “said the governor Eric J. Holcomb. “”Indiana prides itself on hosting the highest concentration of manufacturing orders in the nation while providing a skilled workforce that contributes to the success of businesses in a variety of industries. I cannot thank Toyota enough for the role they play in the strength of our manufacturing industry. “

Video recordings of this announcement can be found here.

About Toyota

Toyota (NYSE: TM) has been part of the U.S. cultural fabric for more than 60 years and is committed to promoting sustainable next-generation mobility through our Toyota and Lexus brands and our nearly 1,500 dealers.

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Toyota has created an enormous value chain and directly employs more than 36,000 people in the United States. The company has designed, built and assembled more than 30 million world-class cars and trucks in our 9 manufacturing facilities, including 10 in our joint venture Alabama that will start production in 2021.

To inspire the next generation for careers in STEM-based areas, including mobility, Toyota launched its virtual education site at www.TourToyota.com with extensive experience and the opportunity to visit many of our US manufacturing facilities. The hub also contains a number of free STEM-based lessons and curricula from Toyota United States Foundation partners, virtual excursions and more. More information about Toyota can be found at www.toyotanewsroom.com.

About Lexus

Lexus’ passion for bold design, inventive technology and exhilarating performance enables the luxury brand to deliver amazing experiences to its customers. Lexus began its journey in 1989 with two luxury sedans and a commitment to striving for perfection. Since then, Lexus has developed its range to meet the needs of global luxury customers in more than 90 countries. in the The United StatesLexus vehicles are sold through 243 dealerships offering a full range of luxury vehicles. With six models with Lexus Hybrid Drive, Lexus is the leading luxury hybrid. Lexus also offers eight F SPORT models and one F performance model. Lexus aims to be a visionary brand that anticipates the future for luxury customers.

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