HUNTSVILLE, Alabama — Global automaker Toyota announced plans today to invest $222 million at its manufacturing facility in Huntsville to create a new production line for four-cylinder engines, including a hybrid electric version.
The project is part of a $383 million companywide plan that injects new investment into four U.S. manufacturing plants that support powertrain production for Toyota and Lexus vehicles. Plants in Kentucky, Missouri and Tennessee are included, with the Alabama plant receiving the largest investment.
Toyota said the investments advance its commitment to vehicle electrification and meeting customer demand.
“When it comes to vehicle powertrains, Toyota customers want options that are fuel-efficient and electrified,” said Norm Bafunno, senior vice president, Unit Manufacturing and Engineering, Toyota. “These investments allow us to meet customer needs and quickly respond to an evolving market.