On September 15, Toyota Motor Corporation announced that its overall engine production has reached the 4-million unit mark at TMMA (Toyota Motor Manufacturing Alabama) in Alabama, USA.
This milestone was achieved 12 years after the Alabama plant was established back in 2003.
A breakdown of the 4 million units shows that V8 gasoline engines topped the list with 1.7 million units, followed by V6 gasoline engines with 1.3 million and inline 4-cylinder gasoline engines with 1 million units. Moreover, the 4 millionth engine produced was an inline 4-cylinder gasoline engine.
TMMA produced engines are equipped on seven Toyota models assembled in North America which include the best-selling Camry, RAV4, Highlander, Sequoia, Tacoma, Tundra, and the Venza.
TMMAâ€™s President Jim Bolte said, â€œToday is an exciting day. Itâ€™s the result of all the hard work put in by our team who are dedicated on producing the best engines.â€
(Translated by Travis Yamabata)