Are you a fan of the Toyota Highlander? If so, you aren't alone. In fact, so many consumers around the world are buying the innovative SUV that Toyota has decided to invest $400 million and ramp up the model's production.
At this point in time, Toyota team members build the Highlander in Princeton, Indiana and Japan. By the end of 2013, however, the model will no longer see production in Japan. Instead, the automaker will use the aforementioned investment to increase Indiana production by around 50,000 units. Along with increased capacity, of course, come coveted jobs. More specifically, Toyota will add 400 new employees...and that's only taking the plant itself into consideration.
Steve St. Angelo, Executive Vice President of Toyota North America, explains, "This project...will help Toyota capitalize on the improving North American and global auto market. In addition to new jobs at the Indiana plant, this project will increase opportunities and jobs for our North American supply base."1 During a time when our nation's economy is on the mend, East Coast Toyota can't think of anything better than bringing more Toyota production back inside our walls.
In addition to the Highlander, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana also pumps out other new Toyota models including the Sequoia full-sized SUV and the Sienna minivan. If you'd like to experience any of these U.S.-based vehicles for yourself, East Coast Toyota invites you to stop by 85 State Hwy 17 Wood Ridge, NJ 07075 or contact us ahead of time to set up a test drive.