Toyota to Export U.S.-Assembled Camry to
South Korea Toyota's Kentucky Plant Will Fill Increased International
Demand for Redesigned 2012 Model
NEW YORK - Toyota announced plans to
export U.S.-assembled Camry sedans to its distributor in South Korea.
Camry exports to South Korea are initially forecasted at approximately
6,000 units annually.
These Camry vehicles will be produced by
team members at Toyota's manufacturing plant in Georgetown, Ky. The
plant is Toyota's largest manufacturing facility outside of Japan,
employing nearly 7,000 team members directly and creating nearly 20,000
additional jobs with vendors and suppliers in Kentucky and other states.
The Toyota Camry has been the top selling
car in America for 13 of the past 14 years and a best-selling vehicle
around the world. This is the first time the U.S.-assembled Camry will
be exported outside of North America. The vehicles are scheduled to
arrive in South Korea beginning in January.
Toyota began exporting U.S.-assembled
vehicles in 1988. These exports increased 30% in calendar year 2010 to
approximately 100,000 units. Toyota now exports U.S.-assembled vehicles
to 19 countries around the world. The company began exporting
Indiana-made Sienna minivans to South Korea last month.
Other exports include the
Kentucky-produced Avalon sedan, the Indiana-produced Sequoia SUV and the
Texas-produced Tacoma and Tundra pick-up trucks.