Workers at Toyota's Georgetown, Kentucky plant put the finishing touches on the company's 25-millionth vehicle produced in North America Tuesday. The Avalon Hybrid, in Classic Silver, represented 26 years of North American Toyota production.

The Avalon was the latest of 1.2 million of that model produced at the Kentucky plant and one of the 9.2 million total cars built there. The plant is Toyota's largest outside Japan and employs 6,600 workers who build the Camry, Camry Hybrid, Avalon and Venza. Georgetown also makes four- and six-cylinder engines for various Toyotas.

In July, Cars.com said the Kentucky-built Camry was the "most American vehicle sold today." In addition, the facility builds the Sienna minivan, which also made the list.

In attendance to see the milestone Avalon roll off the assembly line was Kentucky governor, Steve Beshear, as well as John Calipari, the University of Kentucky men's basketball coach.

Check out official manufacturing totals for each of Toyota's North American plants in the official press release below.
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Toyota Produces 25 Millionth North American-Built Vehicle

GEORGETOWN, Ky., (Oct. 30, 2012) – Toyota celebrated the 25 millionth vehicle manufactured in North America today at a ceremony at its Georgetown, Ky., plant coinciding with the start of production for the all-new 2013 Avalon. The milestone vehicle – a Classic Silver Hybrid Avalon – represents 26 years of manufacturing, a direct investment of nearly $24 billion in North American operations and 365,000 jobs created in the United States.

"Toyota's 25 millionth vehicle signifies the tireless work of thousands of Toyota team members, hundreds of North American supplier partners, and great dealers giving their best every day," said Steve St. Angelo, executive vice president of Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. "We continue to evolve as a company thanks to their commitment to build the best vehicles in the market."

Wil James, president of Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc., the company's largest manufacturing operation in North America, emceed the event. "This is a pivotal time in Toyota's history," James said to an enthusiastic crowd of manufacturing team members. "What better way to cap off 26 years of manufacturing excellence than with the all-new Kentucky- built Avalon, a shining example of what our customers have to look forward to in the future."

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear and University of Kentucky Men's Basketball Coach
John Calipari also addressed the audience. Toyota's Georgetown plant employs approximately 6,600 and builds the Camry, Camry Hybrid, Avalon, Venza, and manufactures 4-cylinder and V6 engines. Toyota's North American production includes 12 models representing 70 percent of U.S. sales.

"We thank the millions of customers, some of the finest team members in the world, hundreds of excellent North American suppliers and our outstanding dealers who have supported us in reaching this milestone," said Bill Fay, Group Vice President and General Manager, Toyota Division, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.

The following are rounded production figures for North American Toyota plants by vehicle:

Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc. (TMMK)
  • Sienna: 551,000
  • Solara: 210,000
  • Avalon: 1,264,000
  • Camry: 6,779,000
  • Camry Hybrid: 200,000
  • Venza: 243,000
  • Total: 9,247,000
New United Motor Manufacturing, Inc. (NUMMI)
  • Voltz: 10,000
  • Corolla: 3,237,100
  • Tacoma: 2,550,000
  • Total: 5,797,100
Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana, Inc. (TMMI)
  • Tundra: 989,000
  • Highlander: 319,000
  • Sequoia: 517,000
  • Sienna: 1,418,000
  • Total: 3,243,000
Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada, Inc. (TMMC)
  • Solara: 215,500
  • Corolla: 2,951,000
  • Matrix: 653,000
  • RX 350: 661,000
  • RAV4: 514,000
  • RAV4 EV: 400
  • Total: 4,994,900
Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Mississippi, Inc. (TMMMS)
  • Corolla: 111,000
  • Total: 111,000
Toyota Motor Manufacturing de Baja California (TMMBC)
  • Tacoma: 336,000
  • Total: 336,000
Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Texas, Inc. (TMMTX)
  • Tacoma: 198,000
  • Tundra: 608,000
  • Total: 806,000
Subaru Indiana Automotive, Inc. (SIA)
  • Camry: 465,000
  • Total: 465,000
Total North American Vehicle Production
  • Grand Total: 25,000,000

North American Manufacturing Locations

Vehicles

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada, Inc. (TMMC), Cambridge, Ontario and Woodstock
Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana, Inc. (TMMI), Princeton, Ind.
Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc. (TMMK), Georgetown, Ky.
Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Texas, Inc. (TMMTX), San Antonio, Texas
Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Mississippi, Inc. (TMMMS), Blue Springs, Miss.
Toyota Motor Manufacturing de Baja California (TMMBC), Baja California, Mexico

Parts and Materials

Bodine Aluminum, Inc., St. Louis, Troy, Mo. and Jackson, Tenn.
Canadian Autoparts Toyota, Inc. (CAPTIN), Delta, British Columbia
TABC, Inc., Long Beach, Calif.
Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Alabama, Inc. (TMMAL), Huntsville, Ala.
Toyota Motor Manufacturing de Baja California (TMMBC), Baja California, Mexico
Toyota Motor Manufacturing, West Virginia, Inc. (TMMWV), Buffalo, W.Va.

All-New 2013 Avalon

Toyota's 25 millionth vehicle, the all-new, North American designed and engineered 2013 Avalon, comes equipped with either a powerful V6 gasoline powertrain or Toyota's proven Hybrid Synergy Drive. The efficiency offered by the new hybrid model will help the all-new premium mid-size sedan achieve excellent fuel economy with an EPA-rating of 40 mpg combined.

In addition to offering a hybrid powertrain, the new Avalon features a stunning design, improved dynamic performance, a greater degree of refinement, and a highly spacious, comfortable interior experience with an abundance of outstanding convenience technologies.


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      Butch
      • 2 Years Ago
      toyota has a long way to go to beat Chevy and Ford and Dodge' I will never buy a toyota.
        HUMANMPC2000
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Butch
        Me either they can keep all those Hondas,Hyundais,Kias,Nissans,Toyotas.I would never buy one of their vehicles.
      toyodahater
      • 2 Years Ago
      I love how know-nothings claim that Asian cars are American made. These cars are 'assembled' in America, but calling them American 'made' is total BS. Just because an Asian assembly plan receives a part from an American address, that doesn't make it an American Made part. I have been in several Asian US assembly plants as well as Asian suppliers that support Asian assembly plants in the US. It's heartbraking to see all the Asian-made parts being assembled in America.
        jtav2002
        • 2 Years Ago
        @toyodahater
        LOL, your username automatically discredits anything you have to say. It's not BS. You obviously don't know the difference between assembled in, and made in. Some foreign cars made here fit the assembled in category, while plenty fit the made in. Many foreign cars are using components from the same suppliers as domestic automakers are. So if you're going to make the argument that it's a lie when a foreign car says it has 75% sourced components than that nonsense goes both ways and we'll say that an American car that makes the same claim is in reality really using more foreign content as well. See how that works?
        techie69
        • 2 Years Ago
        @toyodahater
        If you didn't opened your squinty eyes you would know those suppliers are doing a whole better job than the uniquely Big2 suppliers with their half-hazzardly work on parts!
      S
      • 2 Years Ago
      SO how about Toyoduh pay a little tax then instead of needing tax incentives to build an assembly plant!
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        • 2 Years Ago
        Become one of the largest automakers by building cars no one wants. Yeah, that makes sense. /s
        Zoom
        • 2 Years Ago
        "Unlike Ford who builds cars people actually want, and are willing to pay for, without Zero down, or a free car for 30, 60 or 90 days. Which is why for stated they will let toyota chase after being #1 in units sold with little profits, while Ford provided better products and earns greater profits, right behind GM." So you're saying Ford doesn't have $0 down or no interest loans? You know the Focus has like, $3000 in rebates, right? You've never seen that on the Corolla. There are PLENTY of Fiestas, Foci, and Tauruses in rental fleets too.
      Todor Angelov
      • 2 Years Ago
      Good for Toyota, but Ford built 350 millionth vehicle few month ago. So when Toyota comes even cloose to that, call me! ;)
      Raymond
      • 2 Years Ago
      Thank god for Toyota
        janka51
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Raymond
        you should have kept quiet and let everyone think you are stupid
        Macvicar24
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Raymond
        God drives a Yenko Camaro. Sorry to break the news. He likes them simple and powerful.
      Cliff
      • 2 Years Ago
      who gives a dam toyota has always been and will continue to be a piece of S--T, had on toyota and that was enough to convince me that they were no better than any American car that I ever own. I will stick to my Fords at least the profit that Ford makes is here in the good ole USA and not over in some foreign country.
      Moneta
      • 2 Years Ago
      These so called "asian" cars are made in the USA and have HIRED many AMERICANS in CA, MI, KY, AL and VA!! By the way, my husband worked as a buyer and traveled all over the USA, MEXICO, and CANADA to SUPPLIERS. They might be owned by the Japanese but they are all made with American parts. My husband worked for GM for 20 yrs. I worked for GM and then when his Detroit Diesel company was bought out by Penske, it went to pot so he went with Toyota. After my piece of crap Buick Park Avenue fell apart, I bought a Toyota Avalon...the best car I ever owned! My husband is now retired after working 20 yrs. for them and owns a Tundra Platinum...best truck! Too bad the "American" cars can't hold up as well!
      apcc538
      • 2 Years Ago
      A lot of dumb Americans support them, No wonder our country is in the shape its in.
      mybunkey
      • 2 Years Ago
      I work for Toyota in Texas building trucks. The hours are good. Management couldn't be better. We have health insurance coverage second to none plus other benefits. THE ENVIRONMENT HERE, IS AS A TEAM WITH LITTLE TO NO FRICTION ON THE LINE> parts for the most part are made in the USA, BY AMERICAN WORKERS USING AMERICAN SUBCONTRACTORS WHO BUY THEIR MATERIALS FROM AMERICAN SUPPLIERS WHO GET THEIR SUPPLIES SHIPPED IN BY TRUCKERS WHO ARE AMERICAN AND ODDS ARE THE TRUCKS HAULING THE MATERIALS ARE AMERICAN MADE>my co_workers spend our hard earned dollars in the stores in the areas where we LIVE AND NOT IN JAPAN. I buy as much Amercan made as possible, but these days it's hard to find anything not made in China. I do what I can to help the economy where I live, Not in Japan. I drive a Toyota truck with a 5.7iter V8 made in Alabama by Americans! Now tell me how badly Toyota is hurting the economy?
      steveh100
      • 2 Years Ago
      I have a Prius. Its the best car I've ever driven. I wish everything ran like a Prius. It even gets better gas mileage than what they put on the sticker. I averaged 56 mpg on the highway. I would like to see a Jeep get that :) Keep building them and I'll keep buying them. Its like being a vegetarian in the car industry.
      dude1957steven
      • 2 Years Ago
      This is a great looking car. I don't think the nose looks as good as the new fusion, but I think the back end looks better. The rake of the windshield and slope of the back window look similar; however, the Fusion has a more menacing front end when viewed from the profile.
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