Toyota Hits Record North American Production in 2003

Toyota North America has announced that the company produced 1,278,359 vehicles and 1,112,074 engines at its North American manufacturing facilities in 2003. Both were record levels for Toyota, which began North American production in 1985 and has steadily expanded operations ever since.

Toyota currently has three vehicle assembly plants in the United States and one in Canada. In addition, two other vehicle plants are under construction-one in Baja California, Mexico, and one in San Antonio-and several of Toyota's North American engine and component plants are expanding.

"This past year was one of incredible growth for Toyota in our manufacturing operations," said Atsushi Niimi, president of Toyota Motor Manufacturing North America Inc. "As we expand, we will keep our focus on improving quality in every vehicle every day."

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