For those who stay tuned to our Toyota of Boardman blog, you're probably aware of the recent expansions and celebrations for U.S.-based Toyota Production. One of the more noteworthy milestones includes the Georgetown, KY Toyota facility's 25th anniversary. While this landmark was certainly a cause for joy and congratulations, the plant has even more to celebrate now. Thanks to the hard work of some 7,000 odd team members, it will be able to export models of the Toyota Camry to South Korea.
Beginning in January, Toyota will send variants of the popular sedan to South Korea at a projected rate of 6,000-units per year. In addition to increasing production and cash flow within our walls, this move will signify a company-wide effort to develop a more comprehensive export market. Yoshimi Inaba, President and COO of Toyota Motor North America says, "The export of thousands of Camry vehicles to South Korea is an important development...to help maintain a strong, stable base of U.S. jobs. We look forward to other opportunities to continue growing exports from our American operations."1
In our humble opinion, the automaker couldn't have selected a better automotive persona to send abroad. Since its inception, the Camry has garnered unprecedented popularity among American consumers and recognition among global venues. If you'd like to try out the sedan for yourself, feel free to drop by Toyota of Boardman at 8250 Market Street Boardman, OH 44512. We're more than happy to have you test drive this or any other new Toyota model. If you want, you may even contact us in advance and let us know specifically what you're in the market for.