Huntsville, Alabama – Toyota has begun production of four-cylinder engines at its facility in Alabama, which has also celebrated its ten-year anniversary.
The new engine boosts the facility’s annual engine capacity to more than 500,000. The Alabama plant is the only Toyota plant globally to produce four-cylinder, V6 and V8 engines, and it will supply engines to every Toyota vehicle assembly plant in North America except a new facility in Blue Springs, Mississippi which is scheduled to start production this fall.
The four-cylinder engines will go into the 2012 Camry, Highlander, RAV4, Sienna and Venza. The plant’s V6 and V8 engines are used in the Tundra, Tacoma and Sequoia.
For its tenth anniversary, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Alabama announced two separate $50,000 gifts each to Habitat for Humanity of Madison County and Merrimack Hall Performing Arts Center, along with a donation of two Toyota vehicles and ten gifts of $10,000 each to ten area agencies.