Toyota to Add RAV4 Production to Cambridge, Canada, Plant
Since its introduction back in the mid-’90s, the Toyota RAV4 has been a best-seller for the Japanese automaker. In fact, the RAV4 was somewhat of a pioneer, as it was one of the first compact crossovers to appear on the market, paving the way for other automakers to follow. Until now, production has been split between Japan; China; and Woodstock, Ontario, Canada, but starting in 2019 Toyota will also build the compact crossover at its Cambridge North Plant in Ontario.
This is part of Toyota’s production expansion in North America, which includes moving Corolla production from Ontario to Mexico and bringing in $1 billion in investments to its North American plants. This will create over 1,500 jobs to plants in Kentucky, Alabama, West Virginia, Texas, Indiana, Mississippi, Canada, and Mexico.
Toyota will funnel new investments into the Cambridge North Plant to ready it for future RAV4 production as demand for the compact crossover grows. The RAV4’s popularity is expected to continue to grow with the release of the brand-new 2016 RAV4 Hybrid, which will be the eighth hybrid model offered by Toyota in the United States.
News Source: Clapway