Toyota Produces 30 Millionth Vehicle In US


Toyota Production Line
Credit: Toyota

Toyota is celebrating a big milestone here in the U.S. The automaker recently produced its 30 millionth U.S.-assembled vehicle. The vehicle taking the honors - an all-new 2021 Toyota Sienna Hybrid minivan that rolled off the line at Toyota Indiana.

The first Toyota vehicle to be built in the U.S. was the Corolla back in 1986 as its joint venture New United Motor Manufacturing, Inc. Now Toyota operates 10 plants in the U.S., and 14 in North America. It’s also pledged to invest $13 billion in the U.S. over a five-year period starting in 2017 through 2021. Toyota says it hit that target a year early, adding more than 6,500 new jobs.

At Toyota Indiana, Toytoa says the commitment led to the creation of 550 new jobs and an investment of $1.3 billion in new tooling and technology. This resulted in two new major model launches in the past year–the latest being the 2021 Toyota Sienna. Toyota calls the Sienna among Toyota’s “most American vehicles”. It was styled and designed by CALTY Design Studios in California and Michigan and developed and engineered in Michigan at the company’s R&D facility.

“Being responsible for Toyota’s 30-millionth U.S.–assembled vehicle is a huge point of pride for all of us at Toyota Indiana,” said 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.” That same pride spreads across all the Toyota manufacturing facilities.

Toyota Production Line
2021 Toyota Sienna. Credit: Toyota.

2021 Sienna

The fourth-generation 2021 Sienna is the first minivan in the segment to be offered with all-hybrid technology. It’s available with all-wheel drive and comes with standard Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 with Automatic Emergency Braking and Blind Spot Monitoring is standard on all trims. The 2021 lineup also introduces a new Platinum luxury model. Its maximum tow rating is up to 3,500 pounds.

Toyota Alternative Fuel Vehicles

TMNA has been the number one manufacturer of alternative powered vehicle sales – hybrids, electrified, fuel cells – for 21 consecutive years in the U.S., with cumulative sales of nearly four million during this time. Toyota reports that in 2020, alternative powered vehicle sales represented nearly 16 percent of TMNA’s sales volume, up 23 percent from or over versus the previous year.

The Toyota and Lexus brands currently offer 16 hybrids, electrified and fuel cell vehicles in their lineup.

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