Toyota Celebrates 10-Millionth Vehicle Built in Canada
Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada has been part of Southwestern Ontario’s automotive landscape since 1988. It has manufactured many Toyota and Lexus models at its production lines in Woodstock and Cambridge that employ more than 8,500 people in the region.
Today, the company has reached a new milestone – its 10-millionth vehicle.
The vehicle – a Lexus NX 350h powered by a four-cylinder, 2.5-liter naturally aspirated engine mated to a pair of electric motors and a battery, rolled off the line in beautiful red color with black accents.
“Today’s milestone speaks to how far Toyota’s manufacturing operations in Canada have come over the past three decades,” said Frank Voss, President of TMMC. “In 1988, the year we opened our first plant in Cambridge, our team members built 153 Toyota Corollas and it took over 11 years to produce our first million vehicles. Today, we’re Canada’s largest automaker and leading maker of electrified vehicles, building half a million Toyota and Lexus vehicles for the North American market every year.”
In 2003, TMMC was elected as Toyota’s first facility outside of Japan to produce Lexus vehicles. The NX and NX Hybrid started coming out of the line earlier this year.
The Toyota Matrix, the RAV4, the Lexus RX and, of course, the Corolla are all part of TMMC’s history in Ontario.