Production of the redesigned 2014 Toyota Corolla has begun at the Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada (TMMC) plant in Cambridge, Ontario, as well as at Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Mississippi (TMMMS).
The new Corolla, which was unveiled in Ottawa in June, will go on sale in September.
Toyota’s Cambridge plant has produced Corollas for 25 years – ever since the facility was built 1988. It has subsequently produced the Solara and currently builds the Matrix and Lexus RX350 as well.
The annual production capacity of the plant is about 470,000 vehicles and it employs approximately 7,000 workers. A sister TMMC plant in Woodstock, Ontario, builds RAV4s.
The Mississippi plant began Corolla production in November 2011. It has the capacity to produce 160,000 vehicles annually and employs nearly 2,000 workers.
Corolla engines are built in Buffalo, West Virginia and the cylinder heads and blocks for those engines are produced at Toyota’s Bodine Aluminum castings plants, located in Troy, Missouri and Jackson, Tennessee.
With nearly 40 million units sold globally, over its 47 years on the market, the Corolla is said to be the best-selling car nameplate in the world.