Toyota is again expanding production of its mid-sized sedan Camry hybrid. The Camry is already produced in Japan and the United States and, last month, the company started assembling the hybrid model in Australia. In 2010, the hybrid sedan will start rolling off the line in China at the automaker's Guangzhou Toyota factory. Guangzhou Toyota sold 209,000 cars in China in 2009 and hopes to ramp that up to 267,000 this year including 170,000 Camrys.
Toyota's Chinese unit is also planning to increase its retail footprint, growing its network from 210 stores across the country to 300 over the course of this year. The automaker is clearly hoping to capitalize on the Chinese government's new incentives for greener cars; domestic production of the Camry hybrid will help keep the model affordable.