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23US-built Corollas will soon be exported to Latin America, Caribbean

Toyota has announced plans to export the American-made Corolla south, to 18 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean by 2014. The move follows statements made to The Wall Street Journal by Toyota's South American leader, Steve St. Angelo, that spoke to Toyota's resolve in emerging American markets.

9Toyota downsizes U.S. factory to reduce energy consumption

Toyota says one of the keys to reducing energy consumption is to make its employees work as close together as possible.

1REPORT: Toyota finally ready to finish U.S. plant in Tupelo, Miss

In a move to reduce the impact of the yen's strength against the dollar, Toyota is planning to finish off its recently-built plant in Tupelo, Mississippi. The plant was started way back in 2006 but had been put on indefinite hold last December. At this time, only the building shell has been completed and there is no actual car-building equipment installed. According to the Nikkei newspaper in Japan (via Automotive News), production is slated to begin by March 31, 2011.

4Toyota will build a car at Mississippi plant, but maybe not the Prius

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18Toyota to postpone vehicle production at Mississippi plant

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5US Prius assembly in Mississippi officially on hold

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5Toyota delays U.S. crossover plant

Sluggish market conditions in the United States are the reason Toyota Motor Corp. is slowing down the launch of its new Highlander crossover plant in Tupelo, Mississippi. Originally scheduled to open in late 2009 with production at 150,000 vehicles per year, Toyota will instead begin production in May 2010 with an expected reduced annual output of 120,000 units a year. Of course, that number will increase if U.S. market conditions improve.

38Official: Toyota to build Highlanders in Mississippi

As expected, Toyota officially announced its plans to build the Highlander in northeast Mississippi. The company will invest $1.8 billion in the project and initially employ 2,000 workers. Toyota officials, along with Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour (speaking in photo), made the announcement this morning at a press conference in Tupelo, Miss.

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