2014 Toyota Tundra Doublecab - front three-quarter view, blueAfter months of leaked photos and speculative reports, Toyota finally unveiled its 2014 Corolla to the world in early July at a star-studded California party. The confetti has been swept up and the champagne flutes washed and stored, and now the real work can begin: production. Toyota has announced that its new C-segment player has begun rolling off the lines at its plants in Mississippi and Ontario, Canada this week ahead of the planned start of sales in September. What's more, the refreshed 2014 Tundra pickup has also segued into production in San Antonio, Texas.

Corolla production in Mississippi is still a relatively recent phenomenon, with the plant having begun assembly of the outgoing model in the fourth quarter of 2011, while Toyota's Cambridge, Ontario plant has been churning out the compact volume king since 1988. Conversely, the Tundra has been in production at the Texas facility since 2006, and Toyota projects that the plant will build its milestone one-millionth new vehicle in September, right around the time the reworked fullsize pickup goes on sale.
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TOYOTA LAUNCHES PRODUCTION OF ALL-NEW 2014 COROLLA & REDESIGNED 2014 TUNDRA

ERLANGER, Ky. (August 1, 2013) – Consumers have a lot to look forward to this fall as production of the all-new 2014 Corolla has begun at Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Mississippi, Inc. (TMMMS) and Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada, Inc. (TMMC). The start of production for the redesigned 2014 Tundra also began this week at Toyota's Texas plant.

With nearly 40 million units sold, the Toyota Corolla is the best-selling car nameplate in the world, and this year marks its 47th year on the market. The 2014 Corolla will be available for sale in September.

The Mississippi plant initially began production of Corolla in November 2011 further advancing the company's efforts to design, develop and build vehicles where they are sold. TMMMS has the annual capacity to produce 160,000 vehicles and employs nearly 2,000.

Building the Corolla is truly an effort by Toyota team members all across North America. Corolla engines are built in Buffalo, W. Va., engine plant. Cylinder heads and blocks for those engines are produced at both of Toyota's Bodine Aluminum castings plants, located in Troy, Mo., and Jackson, Tenn.

The Mississippi plant will mark the start of production with a Team Mississippi Appreciation Day for team members, supplier team members and their families on September 7 at the BancorpSouth Arena in Tupelo, Miss.

Toyota's Cambridge, Ontario plant has produced Corolla for 25 years - since 1988. TMMC also builds Lexus RX350, RAV4, RAV4 EV, and produces Matrix for the Canadian market. Annual capacity for the plant is 470,000 vehicles and it employs approximately 7,000.

2014 Tundra production underway
The start of production for the 2014 Tundra was celebrated this week by team members at Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Texas, Inc. (TMMTX).

The 2014 Tundra was redesigned, inside and out, representing the first major change since the launch of the current generation for the 2007 model year. The Tundra was completely engineered by Toyota Technical Center in Ann Arbor, Mich., and designed by Calty Design Research centers in Newport Beach, Calif., and Ann Arbor. The Toyota Tundra is built exclusively in San Antonio, Texas with 75 percent North American content. The 2014 Tundra will be available for sale in September.

Tundra production at Toyota's Texas plant initially began in November 2006. The plant also builds the Tacoma and has the annual capacity to produce 200,000 trucks. More than 2,800 team members are employed at TMMTX.

Toyota's Huntsville, Ala., engine plant is supplying all engines for Tundra production. Cylinder heads and blocks for those engines are produced at both of Toyota's Bodine Aluminum castings plants, located in Troy, Mo., and Jackson, Tenn.

This September, the Texas plant will mark its 1 millionth vehicle built and then in October, will celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the plant's groundbreaking.

Toyota has announced 10 North American production increases in the past 20 months including manufacturing plants in Princeton, Indiana; Huntsville, Ala.; Buffalo, W. Va.; Georgetown, Ky., and Ontario, Canada. Cumulative investment total is approximately $2 billion, adding more than 4,000 jobs.


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      bchreng
      • 1 Year Ago
      4 speeds and rear drums, woohoo! git 'err dun!!!
      Miguro Takahashi
      • 1 Year Ago
      I drove a Corolla once. Let me tell ya, that thing was definitely faster than my one seater lawn mower.
        barry.love1
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Miguro Takahashi
        Yeah you tell these Corolla owners they should own a lawn mower, oh wait am one! I am waiting in line at my local Home Depot as we speak.
      Basil Exposition
      • 1 Year Ago
      I wonder what Toyota has planned for all the excess capacity in San Antonio?
      over9000
      • 1 Year Ago
      Hate all you want, but this will still be the best selling vehicle in North America. Toyota is laughing all the way to the bank.
        MAX
        • 1 Year Ago
        @over9000
        The best selling vehicle in North America won't come out of the compact class. It's either a full size truck or a D class car. With the Camry in decline and TRDyot'a's fullsize truck raising the white flag in it's segment don't expect any best selling TRDyotas.
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          Dean
          • 1 Year Ago
          @MAX
          Except for dealing with that twit WJK, I like how you're actually impartial, and accepting of what may happen, despite your personal opinions regarding the cars.
        Scooter
        • 1 Year Ago
        @over9000
        True, but nobody will admire your car when they pass you by.
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          TruthHertz
          • 1 Year Ago
          The pot calling the kettle black...
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      Yaman Ahmed
      • 1 Year Ago
      Corollas also have a CVT and a 6 speed manual so I don't know why people are complaining. 4 speed is old, but it works doesn't it? It's very reliable and it is intended for the masses who don't really care. Complaining about a 4 speed is like complaining about a SOHC or a pushrod engine lol. Doesn't a corvette have a pushrod engine and the same number of total valves as a corolla? Pushrod and 4 speed are both "old" but they both have intended buyers and they both "work".
        merlot066
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Yaman Ahmed
        Chevy spent immense time and money in R&D to create a world-class engine that happens to use Pushrods. The 4 speed auto in the Corolla could fight for the transmission in the Smart ForTwo as the worst on the market right now.
          TruthHertz
          • 1 Year Ago
          @merlot066
          CVT models cost more. Other brands offer 6 speed automatics STANDARD or a CVT STANDARD. This is Toyota just taking advantage of the DUMB MASSES that don't care. This means they are trying to make the cheapest car they can instead of making the best car they can. Is this the "Toyota Way"?
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          TruthHertz
          • 1 Year Ago
          @merlot066
          Please cite sources to disprove anything I say. Bet you can't.
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          TruthHertz
          • 1 Year Ago
          @merlot066
          So since is cost the same, if Toyota charges the same and yet uses a 4 speed automatic, that means they are just pocketing the profit from the lower costs.
      R S
      • 1 Year Ago
      Hey, that 4 speed transmission is only going to be in the rental Corollas. I work at a Toyota dealership and we just got our first allocation of new 2014 Corollas. NOT one has the 4 speed transmission, they are all cvt transmissions that is predicted to be rated over 40 MPG. So please know what you are talking about when you are fighting back and forth about an engine that wont be in a car that the public will buy.
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          Jesus!
          • 1 Year Ago
          I agree absolutely cannot stand the way they feel!
        Dean Hammond
        • 1 Year Ago
        @R S
        good to hear RS, and thankyou for the clarification.....
      toyotab1
      • 1 Year Ago
      Corolla- every time the best car in it's class!
        Billy Farmer
        • 1 Year Ago
        @toyotab1
        Best would mean it was the best, sorry I did saw your mistake and wanted to pint out to you what best means. ok = corolla
      superchan7
      • 1 Year Ago
      Toyota tried, very hard apparently, to make the Corolla edgy. They gave up when designing the side profile.
        EvilTollMan
        • 1 Year Ago
        @superchan7
        Reminds me of the Dart from the side
          Bill
          • 1 Year Ago
          @EvilTollMan
          Yup, this Corolla at best, only matches the previous Civic in terms of looks.
          Jim Pease
          • 1 Year Ago
          @EvilTollMan
          I'd missed the earlier photos of the Corolla and when I saw this, I thought "They refreshed the Dart already?"
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      riverracerx
      • 1 Year Ago
      Meh, to both. Only sheep still buy a Toyota. And the Prius congregation. Where's the direct injection and the additional speed trannys? Just give me my '85 Supra back, with the straight 6.
        bchreng
        • 1 Year Ago
        @riverracerx
        The direct injection and extra speeds you speak of can be found in the FR-S.
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      Master Austin
      • 1 Year Ago
      As we have grown accustomed to, just "refreshened" products that do nothing particularly better than the competition. Another 2 products where Toyota has been caught with their pants down, it's a shame.
      Max Bramante
      • 1 Year Ago
      Say what you want but this car is 100 times more attractive than the ugliest Dart and to me, even better than the unoriginal Focus, aniway the nicest sedan in this segment remain the 2013 Honda Civic.
        Hello, Brian
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Max Bramante
        Certainly, you are entitled to your opinion even if you are completely wrong.
        jtav2002
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Max Bramante
        The Civic is probably last on my list for best looking in the segment. I don't hate Honda but in that segment, I'd buy literally any of the other competitors before the Civic.
        Jesus!
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Max Bramante
        You have got to be kidding. Put down the Pipe sir, it is really messin with your judgement!
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