Are Toyota Cars Made in the USA?

Toyota Motor Company originated in Japan in 1933, and the company’s current global headquarters is in Nagoya, Japan. They have obviously blown up since their founding, becoming one of the largest vehicle manufacturers in the world and one of the most recognizable brands.

Toyota actually did not expand to the United States until 1957 when it established a headquarters in Hollywood, California. Since then, they have expanded significantly in the United States. But by how much? Are many of their cars made in the USA? We did the research to find out. Our verdict is below.

Verdict: Where are Toyotas Made?

The United States manufactures many of the car and truck body styles that are popular here, including the Camry, Highlander, and Tacoma. In total, Toyota has a manufacturing capacity of over 1.2 million vehicles in the U.S. plants.

Below is a breakdown of all those manufacturing plants, domestic and international. Unfortunately, we couldn’t find much detail on the number of jobs available at each U.S. facility, but Toyota does provide some overall numbers for employment across the country.

Toyota Manufacturing Plants in the USA

Facility Name Location Annual Production Capacity Primary Models Number of Jobs
Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc. (TMMK) Georgetown, Kentucky 430,000 Camry, Camry Hybrid, Avalon, ES350 179,000 (total includes all US)
Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana, Inc. (TMMI) Princeton, Indiana 422,000 Sequoia, Highlander, Sienna 179,000 (total includes all US)
Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Texas, Inc. (TMMTX) San Antonio, Texas 253,000 Tundra, Tacoma 179,000 (total includes all US)
Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Mississippi, Inc. (TMMMS) Blue Springs, Mississippi 136,000 Corolla 179,000 (total includes all US)
Mazda Toyota Manufacturing, U.S.A., Inc. (MTMUS) Huntsville, Alabama Unknown Corolla 179,000 (total includes all US)

Pretty impressive! We like that they support hundreds of thousands of jobs in the U.S., but their American production capacity is dwarfed by their international facilities.

International Toyota Manufacturing Plants

Facility Name Location Annual Production Capacity Primary Models
Motomachi Plant Japan 74,000 Crown, Mark X, GS, LC, Mirai
Takaoka Plant Japan 313,000 RAV4, Harrier, Auris, Prius
Tsutsumi Plant Japan 370,000 Prius, Camry, Premio, Allion, Corolla Sport
Tahara Plant Japan 301,000 LS, IS, GX, RC, Land Cruiser, 4Runner, engines
Toyota Motor Kyushu, Inc. Japan 417,000 ES, HS, CT, RX, NX, UX, SAI, engines, hybrid system parts
Toyota Motor East Japan, inc. Japan 467,000 Aqua, Sienta, C-HR, Corolla, Porte, Spade, JPN, TAXI, Century, Vitz, powertrain parts
Toyota Auto Body Co., Ltd. Japan 588,000 Land Cruiser, LX, Hiace, Alphard, Vellfire, Noah, Voxy, Esquire, Estima
Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd. Japan 298,000 Roomy, Tank, Passo, Probox, Succeed
Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada, Inc. Canada 497,000 Corolla, RX350, RAV4
Toyota Argentina S.A. (TASA) Argentina 141,000 Hilux, Fortuner
Toyota do Brasil Ltda. (TDB) Brazil 209,000 Corolla, Etios
Toyota Motor Manufacturing de Baja California S .de R.L.de C.V. (TMMBC) Mexico 156,000 Tacoma
Toyota de Venezuela Compania Anonima (TDV) Venezuela 1,000 Corolla, Fortuner, Hilux
Toyota Peugeot Citroen Automobile Czech (TPCA) Czech Republic 98,000 Aygo
Toyota Motor Manufacturing France S.A.S. (TMMF) France 249,000 Yaris (Vitz)
Toyota Caetano Portugal S.A. (TCAP) Portugal 2,000 Land Cruiser
Toyota Motor Manufacturing Turkey Inc. (TMMT) Turkey 260,000 Verso, Corolla, C-HR
Toyota Motor Manufacturing (UK) Ltd. (TMUK) United Kingdom 129,000 Avensis, Auris, Auris Hybrid, engines
Toyota Motor LLC Saint Petersburg, Russia 74,000 Camry, RAV4
Associated Vehicle Assemblers Ltd. (AVA) Kenya 1,000 Land Cruiser
Toyota South Africa Motors (Pty) Ltd. (TSAM) South Africa 136,000 South Africa
Arab American Vehicle Co. (AAV) Egypt 1,000 Fortuner
Tianjin FAW Toyota Motor Co., Ltd. (TFTM) China 536,000 Vios, Corolla, Crown, Reiz
Sichuan FAW Toyota Motor Co., Ltd. (SFTM) China 183,000 Coaster, Land Cruiser, Land Cruiser Prado, RAV4
GAC Toyota Motor Co., Ltd. (GTMC) China 599,000 Camry, Yaris, Highlander, Camry Hybrid, Levin
Kuozui Motors, Ltd. Taiwan 94,000 Camry, Corolla, Vios, Yaris
Toyota Kirloskar Motor Private Ltd. (TKM) India 161,000 Corolla, Innova, Fortuner, Etios
PT. Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indonesia (TMMIN) Indonesia 186,000 Innova, Fortuner, Vios, Sienta
P.T. Astra Daihatsu Motor (ADM) Indonesia 10,000 Avanza, Rush, Calya, Agya
PT. Hino Motors Manufacturing Indonesia (HMMI) Indonesia 1,000 Dyna
Assembly Services Sdn. Bhd. (ASSB) Malaysia 50,000 Vios, Hilux, Innova, Fortuner, Hiace
Indus Motor Company Ltd. (IMC) Pakistan 66,000 Corolla, Hilux
Toyota Motor Philippines Corp. (TMP) Philippines 46,000 Innova, Vios
Toyota Motor Thailand Co., Ltd. (TMT) Thailand 589,000 Corolla, Camry, Camry Hybrid, Vios, Yaris, Hilux, Fortuner
Toyota Auto Works Co.,Ltd. (TAW) Thailand 8,000 Hiace
Toyota Motor Vietnam Co., Ltd. (TMV) Vietnam 53,000 Camry, Corolla, Vios, Innova, Fortuner

How to Tell Where Your Toyota is Made

Toyota’s vehicle identification number (VIN) will tell you where it was made. A VIN beginning with the number one or four was made in the United States, while a VIN starting with the letter “J” was made in Japan. You can locate your car’s VIN by looking at the lower driver-side windshield or on the inside of the front driver-side door. If you want a deeper breakdown of your VIN and what it all means, you can use a service like faxvin.com which will do it for free in just a few seconds.

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