Apr 132015

Toyota Corolla

The Toyota Motor Corp is reportedly looking to expand its manufacturing productions by constructing two new automotive plants in Mexico and China. For the past several years, the car company has focused on developing manufacturing equipment and technological engineering to improve efficiency of existing plants.

However, the demand for production in the U.S. is starting to increase, thus ending a three-year freeze due to economic decline, therefore the company will allegedly invest a total of $1.3 billion after receiving the go-ahead from Toyota President Akio Toyoda. “We are gradually starting to witness the next stage for new plants,” Mr. Toyoda told investors last month. He said the company had to make a “sweeping change” to “make our plants competitive, instead of merely pursuing volume.”

With just over 10 million Toyota units sold in 2014, it is projected that the two new plants will increase Toyota’s production capacity by nearly 300,000 cars. The Mexican plant, most likely to be located in Guanajuato, is projected to produce 200,000 units of the next-generation Corolla, scheduled to arrive in the North American market in 2019. The China plant, to be located in Guangzhou, is estimated to produce 100,000 Yaris subcompacts starting in 2018.

It’s an exciting time with the Toyota plant expansion, so be sure to stay tuned to Hurlbert Toyota for the latest news.

Feb 232015

2015 Toyota Corolla

Demand for the Toyota Corolla is higher than ever before, meaning production is up at Toyota Mississippi, the company’s main producer of the popular sedan. Because of this high demand, it comes as no surprise that the Blue Springs, Mississippi assembly plant recently announced the production of the 500,000th Toyota Corolla, hitting the 500,000th vehicle milestone faster than any other Toyota plant in the U.S.

“The 500,000th Corolla vehicle is a milestone we’re excited to be celebrating,” said Fred Volf, vice president of manufacturing for Toyota Mississippi. “We are proud to produce the Corolla, and it wouldn’t have been accomplished without the 2,000 dedicated team members who support this operation.”

This milestone is just one of many Toyota Mississippi has achieved since Corolla production started there in 1968. In 2014 alone, the Mississippi assembly plant produced nearly 180,000 Corollas, reflecting the vehicle’s popularity amongst customers. With a combination of modern styling, value, and premium features, the Toyota Corolla is sure to remain one of the top-selling models in its segment. To learn more about the Toyota sedan, stop in to Hurlbert Toyota’s showroom today!

Oct 282013

The 2014 Toyota Corolla is a finalist for the Green Car of the Year Award

The 2014 Toyota Corolla - Green Car of the Year award.

The 2014 Toyota Corolla is a finalist for the Green Car of the Year award.

Green Car Journal announced last week that the 2014 Toyota Corolla is a finalist for the magazine’s Green Car of the Year award. The new Corolla is also one of its top 5 Green Cars for 2014, earning a “Green Car Product of Excellence” distinction. Continue reading »

Sep 112013
2014 Toyota Corolla

2014 Toyota Corolla

The Toyota Corolla is the best-selling nameplate on Earth, with nearly 40 million units sold, and this year will mark its 47th on the market.  Toyota plans to continue its unprecedented success with a complete redesign of its flagship sedan, which could make the 2014 model year the best yet. Continue reading »