03. Oktober 2017 | Branche, Technologie, Anwendungen

Toyota to bring first hybrid powertrain production to US

Toyota just upped the stakes to remain the top manufacturer of hybrid vehicles worldwide with a USD373.8m investment in five US manufacturing plants that will support production of its first American-made hybrid powertrain and to implement Toyota's New Global Architecture (TNGA) at its Alabama plant. Each of the projects is scheduled to begin this year and all should be operational by 2020.

Toyota Motor Manufacturing in West Virginia

The investment plan includes expenditure of USD14.5m to increase the production of 2.5-litre cylinder heads at the Bodine Aluminium plant in Troy, Missouri, and USD17m to accommodate the production of hybrid transaxle cases and housings and 2.5-litre engine blocks at the Bodine Aluminium Jackson plant in Tennessee.