Tokyo, Japan – Toyota has commenced production of the Highlander at its assembly plant in Princeton, Indiana. Previously, the SUV had only been built in Japan.
The company announced that it invested US$450 million in its Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana Inc. (TMMI) plant for Highlander production.
In 2008, production of the Toyota Tundra pickup shifted from TMMI to the company’s plant in Texas. The TMMI West Plant now produces the Highlander and Sequoia, while the TMMI East Plant makes the Sienna minivan.
Toyota has sold more than one million Highlander vehicles in North America since its introduction in 2001.