Toyota Delays Begin of Manufacturing at Mexico Plant

Guanajuato manufacturing facility will go browsing in 2020

Toyota will push again the beginning of operations at its new plant in Mexico to 2020, in accordance with a report from Reuters. The information follows final week’s affirmation that Toyota will construct the Tacoma on the Mexico plant as a substitute of the Corolla.

The $1 billion Guanajuato plant, introduced in 2015, was initially destined to construct the Corolla beginning in 2019. Pushing again the launch date barely will give Toyota time to regulate its provide chain to assist manufacturing of the pickup.

“With the manufacturing mannequin modified to the Tacoma pickup, the beginning of manufacturing will consequently be within the first half of 2020,” Toyota confirmed in a press release to Motor Pattern. “Nevertheless, we’ll make our utmost effort to advance the timing to be able to reduce the affect to suppliers and the area people.”

In keeping with Reuters, a Toyota spokesman in Mexico stated final week that the Guanajuato manufacturing facility might also find yourself constructing SUVs. The automaker is presently learning the chance.

Toyota will supply Corollas from its factories in Mississippi and Japan till 2021. At the moment, Toyota is anticipated to supply Corollas for the North American market at a brand new U.S. plant shared with Mazda. Final week, the 2 automakers introduced they are going to type a three way partnership that can contain constructing a manufacturing facility collectively in addition to co-developing electrical automobiles, connected-car methods, and security applied sciences.

Supply: Reuters

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