Toyota announced today that it plans to export the
“Sequoia” SUV made at Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana, Inc. to the
Middle East and South America, and the “Tundra” pickup truck made at
Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Texas, Inc. to South America.
The planned exports, scheduled to start in December 2008 and to be
conducted through Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A, Inc., are part of an
ongoing TMC effort to optimize global production and supply structures
to allow TMC to better respond to changes in market demand; they also
reflect increasing demand for full-size SUVs in the Middle East and
South America and for full-size pickup trucks in South America.
Annually, TMC will export to the Middle East approximately 15,000 units
of the Sequoia, and to South America, approximately 150 units of the
Sequoia and approximately 1,000 units of the Tundra.
Holding a long-term view, TMC plans—by uniting research and
development, procurement, production and sales functions to
more-flexibly meet changes in demand—to establish a stable global
supply system based on strengthened production and supply structures.