Toyota to Export 130,000 U.S.-Built Vehicles in 2012
The 2013 Toyota Venza is among the models contributing to the increase in exports. Approximately 600 Venzas will be shipped to South Korea, the first time the 5-passenger crossover SUV will be sold outside of North America. The Kentucky-made Venza joins the Toyota Sienna minivan, built in Indiana, and the Toyota Camry, assembled in Kentucky, in the South Korean market.
In a statement, Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A., Inc. Senior Vice President Bob Carter said: "We are proud that Venza, designed, engineered and assembled in the U.S., has garnered so much interest not only here, but abroad. The export of Venza vehicles to South Korea helps maintain Toyota's strong, stable base of U.S. jobs, and is the result of the great work of our talented U.S. team members and our extensive investments across North America. We look forward to other opportunities to continue expanding exports from our American operations."
Toyota's Georgetown, Kentucky, manufacturing plant employs 6,600 people, and supports 20,000 jobs in Kentucky and surrounding states.
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