- September 27, 2013
Latin America and the Caribbean to import U.S.-Built Corolla
It is funny yet true that all major auto players from Japan build many of their cars in the United States, and have also started exporting their goods to other markets. A recent announcement of U.S.-built Corolla sedans to be exported to Latin America as well as the Caribbean next year is a good example of that. In 2012, more than 124,000 U.S.-assembled vehicles were exported to different markets worldwide, reporting 45 % increase. The Corollas are getting made at Tupelo, Mississippi plant, and more than 7,500 sedans are expected to roll out and touch the foreign shores.
U.S. manufacturing operations of the Japanese auto giant, Toyota, is proving to be the main supplier of cars and trucks for global markets. The main reason could be the high-quality work and dedication shown by the 2,000 team members. The export is further going to strengthen U.S. manufacturing base for the brand. The production will start in April 2014. The company has made an investment of $800 million.
The neighbors to the South of the US are getting ready to receive the first batch of Corolla sedans form the hat means Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi in Blue Springs. The world’s top automaker, Toyota, has always shown commitment to build quality vehicles and over the past 50 years, they have built millions of cars and trucks in North America. Currently, it has 14 manufacturing plants and out of these, 19 fall in US and these employ more than 40,000 people. More than 80% of the Toyota vehicles still run on the roads today.