Toyota to export vehicles from US to Korea
calendar year 2010 to about 100,000 units. With the start of these shipments to South Korea, Toyota will now export U.S.-assembled vehicles to 19 countries around the world.
Other export vehicles include the Avalon sedan from Georgetown, Ky, the
Sequoia sport utility vehicle from Princeton and the Tacoma and
Tundra pick-up trucks from San Antonio, Tex. Combined, these three U.S. plants directly employ more than 12,500 for an estimated 65,000 other U.S. jobs at vendors and suppliers. “Toyota’s North American operations are constantly working to identify and expand new export opportunities for the vehicles we produce here, building on our extensive investments in auto production, research and development in the U.S. and helping to maintain a strong, stable base of jobs,” said Yoshimi Inaba, president and COO of Toyota Motor North America, Inc. “With this development and other possible
achievements in the future, we hope to continue boosting exports from our North American operations.” By Joseph Szczesny