Toyota plant in France begins Yaris result for U.S.
Toyota Motor Europe has started making the Yaris for Us export at its place in Valenciennes, France, observing the first time the automaker's European-built designs will be released to the United States and Canada.
The generation change maximizes Toyota's using the French place and frees up potential for the introduction of the new item in Japan, a told Automotive News Europe today.
Toyota can make about 25,000 gasoline-powered Yaris units per year for export to United States, which represents more than 10 percent of production in the plant. The automaker has spent 10 million dollars establishing the site to construct the car to United States specifications.
What's needed included fitting the car with an automatic transmission and a North American-specific 1.5-liter engine.
"In terms of logistics, it is very neutral," he explained when asked in regards to the distinctions between exporting from Europe compared to. Japan.
The automaker also turned production of the subcompact to Europe from Japan to help offset the volatility of the yen. "The energy globally is to take to and secure production that is more or less protected from pound fluctuation," the spokesman said.
Having a level of 182,841, the Yaris accounted for almost 22 percent of Toyota's total European income in 2012, the company said.
Through April, Toyota had bought 9,401 models of-the Yaris in-the United States Of America, down from 14,443 during the same period a year ago.
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