America’s Best-Selling Car Still Most ‘American-Made’
Toyota has a second vehicle on the Cars.com American-Made Index: the Sienna, assembled at Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana in Princeton, ranks third. The Indiana plant celebrated its 20th anniversary in May.
In addition to manufacturing, a significant amount of design and engineering of both Camry and Sienna took place in the United States at Calty Design Research, Inc. and Toyota Technical Center (TTC), respectively. Calty is headquartered in Newport Beach, Calif., with a production design studio in Ann Arbor, Mich., and TTC is based in York Township, Mich. Both Camry and Sienna have American chief engineers.
Toyota has five assembly plants in the United States, which produced 1.34 million vehicles in 2015, and another five manufacturing facilities that produce vehicle engines, parts and components. Toyota annually purchases $35.3 billion of parts/components and goods and services in the United States.
Toyota has nearly 35,000 direct employees in the U.S., which includes nearly 25,000 in manufacturing.