Saturday, January 22, 2022
News 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross: Production Begins in Alabama

2022 Toyota Corolla Cross: Production Begins in Alabama

The first vehicle produced in the MTM plant rolled off the line Thursday

  • The Corolla Cross subcompact SUV will arrive on dealer lots in October

  • This Alabama factory is a joint venture with Mazda

  • A hybrid version will join the lineup in 2022 as a 2023 model

Production of the new Toyota Corolla Cross subcompact SUV began on September 30 in a new factory in Huntsville, Alabama.

The Corolla Cross is a new model that was introduced in mid 2020 that will add another option in the Toyota lineup for the competitive subcompact SUV market.

This new vehicle wears the name Corolla in order to capitalise on the solid reputation of reliability and durability that has been maintained by the previous Corolla models of the last fifty years.

A hybrid version has been announced, but customers will have to wait about a year before they can take one home, because Toyota is focussing on building the gasoline powered variant at first.

The factory in which the Corolla Cross is manufactured is a brand-new plant in Alabama that is operated as a joint venture between Toyota and Mazda.

Construction of the facility began in November of 2018 and the Corolla Cross is the very first vehicle to be built there. A Mazda model will join it on the assembly lines shortly, but the automaker has not announced which one it will be.

This factory, called MTM, is currently employing over 2,000 workers, but the compagnies intend to have up to 4,000 employees at the facility by the end of next year in order to reach the full production capacity of 300,000 units per year, which should be split evenly between the Corolla Cross and the future Mazda model.

Both companies have invested a total of $2.311 billion in MTM since 2018, a number that was reached in the summer of 2020, when the automakers committed an additional $830 million in order to incorporate more technology into its manufacturing process.

Trending Now

2023 Kia Niro Hybrid : More Details

The Korean automaker has already unveiled the broad outlines of the second generation of its "green" crossover, the Niro, which offers three powertrain choices:...

Tesla is Asking its Fans to Push for More of its Stores in New York

Tesla owns its stores and service facilities Many states have laws preventing an automaker from owning a dealership New York allowed five stores,...

Preproduction of the Cadillac Lyriq has begun

The last few months have certainly not been smooth sailing for the giant General Motors. Repeated recall campaigns related to the Chevrolet Bolt and...

General Motors Makes its Repair Parts Available Online

GM letting you order parts online for delivery or dealer pickup More than 45,000 GM parts added to sites In a move that feels...

Cars are Unused 95% of the Time in Canada

A study conducted by Leger on behalf of Turo Canada, the car-sharing platform, reveals that while 83% of Canadians own or lease a vehicle,...


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.