Ahead of the presentation of the highly anticipated production version of the C-HR concept at the Geneva Motor Show in early March, Toyota Motor Europe (TME) shared today its production plans for the model in Europe.
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The vehicle will be built at Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Turkey (TMMT) in Sakarya, Turkey
TME also announced that the hybrid engine for the crossover is to be produced at Toyota Motor Manufacturing UK's engine plant in Deeside, Wales.
"I am extremely pleased to be able to announce this expansion of our local production in Europe," said TME President and CEO Dr Johan van Zyl. "The crossover market has been booming and will continue to grow in Europe and elsewhere. We are entering the C-segment crossover market with a fantastic product and with a hybrid powertrain from the start. This will provide our European operations with further perspectives for sustainable growth. I have full trust in our team members in Turkey and the UK to apply their skills and quality mind-set to building what will be a very exciting product," he added.
At TMUK Deeside, an additional 7.1 million pounds are being invested in the facility and new equipment. Currently, the Deeside plant produces petrol and hybrid engines for the Auris, petrol engines for the Avensis, Corolla and Verso, and engines as parts to customers outside Europe. Cumulative investment at Toyota Motor Manufacturing UK (Burnaston and Deeside) will reach 2.2 billion pounds.