Toyota Kentucky Plant Receives Major Investment

The Toyota Camry has continued to see high sales despite growing American interest in crossovers, trucks, and SUVs. That’s resulted in the automaker going ahead with a major investment to make the popular midsize sedan even better in the near future. The Toyota Kentucky Plant is the subject of a massive $1.33 billion investment that will support the American-made car.

The Toyota Kentucky Plant, better known as Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc., produces engines and assembles Toyota vehicles. It will kick off with updates that aim to both modernize and streamline the production facility.

The $1.33 billion investment is the largest of any automaker in the state of Kentucky. The production facility will continue to produce the Toyota Camry and marks the Japanese brand’s foray into solidifying its relationship with American drivers.

Toyota has invested a whopping $60 billion in the United States in the past 60 years. The most recent investment makes up a major portion of the automaker’s plan to invest another $10 billion by 2022.

Once the plant is up and running with shiny new equipment, the Toyota Camry, Avalon, and Lexus ES will roll on the lines. The plant will also continue to employ at 8,200 workers.

We at Capital Toyota are happy to see an incredible automaker making such a major investment in the United States and future vehicles!

Chicago Auto Show: 2016 Toyota Avalon Debuts

Toyota gave their flagship sedan, the Avalon, a few touch ups for the 2016 model year. The retouched model debuted at the Chicago Auto Show. The current, fourth generation entered the market in 2012. Designers went mad over how good the model looked in 2012’s redesign and they’ve outdone themselves once again.

2016 Toyota Avalon
2016 Toyota Avalon at the Chicago Auto Show

The most obvious change is the wider, lower grille and the far narrower upper grille. Turn signals replace the fog lights and the taillights are now LED. Just under that is a chrome rear bumper accent. A light gray interior meshes with gray accent stitching inside.

There are five trims available for 2016: XLE, XLE Plus, XLE Premium, Limited, and Touring. The hybrid comes in three trims: XLE Plus, Premium, and Limited. Dark gray, 18 inch alloy wheels, and advanced safety features, like the lane departure warning system and pre-collision system, come standard on the Touring model.

The standard models (XLE, XLE Plus) feature a premium wood-grain dash, tire pressure monitoring system, and redesigned 17 inch alloy wheels. Toyota has covered their bases on all models for the upcoming model year to ensure customers can ride in style. The 2016 Toyota Avalon hits lots this fall.