Erlanger, Kentucky – Toyota’s North American assembly plants produced 18 per cent more vehicles overall in 2010 when compared to 2009, including a 43.5 per cent increase in its Canadian operations.

Overall, the company produced 1,456,887 vehicles in North America in 2010. Its facilities produce the Avalon, Camry, Corolla, Highlander, Matrix, RAV4, Sequoia, Sienna, Tacoma, Tundra, Venza and Lexus RX350.

“The challenges presented by the economic downturn and our recalls made Toyota an even stronger company,” said Tetsuo Agata, president and COO of Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America. “By retaining our team members and continually improving during the worst of times, we are well positioned for 2011 and beyond. We thank all team members and our hundreds of suppliers for their tireless efforts.”

In 2010, Toyota’s Canadian operation also assembled its four millionth vehicle.

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