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Toyota Alabama plant to make new crossover | Automotive Trade Information
Toyota has deserted plans to construct Corolla automobiles at a brand new joint meeting plant it’s constructing with Mazda (Mazda Toyota Manufacturing USA – MTMUS) in Alabama and can as an alternative construct a brand new crossover there.
Toyota mentioned the shift is in response to ‘altering market calls for and a rising shopper urge for food for gentle vehicles and SUVs that are reaching report gross sales, together with Toyota’s best-selling RAV4’.
The corporate additionally mentioned that extra particulars associated to the long run SUV might be launched at a later date. Corolla manufacturing continues at Toyota’s Blue Springs, Miss. plant.
Toyota additionally mentioned that development of MTMUS in Huntsville, Alabama, stays on schedule, with the beginning of manufacturing anticipated to start in 2021. As much as 4,000 new jobs might be created and hiring is underway.
In August 2017, Toyota and Mazda introduced a collaboration to ascertain MTMUS, a USD1.6bn three way partnership that may assemble as much as 300,000 autos yearly – break up 50/50 between the 2 companions, with a Mazda SUV additionally deliberate to be constructed there.
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