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.