Toyota Begins Exporting U.S.-Made Venza CUV to South Korea

The mid-size Venza crossover has just become the latest U.S-built Toyota model to be exported to South Korea. The move marks the first time that the five-passenger model, which couples elements from SUVs and minivans, is offered outside North America.

Toyota forecasts that it will sell around 600 units of the recently updated crossover annually through its distributor in the Asian country.

“We are proud that Venza, designed, engineered and assembled in the U.S., has garnered so much interest not only here, but abroad,” said Toyota USA Senior Vice President Bob Carter. “The export of Venza vehicles to South Korea helps maintain Toyota’s strong, stable base of U.S. jobs, and is the result of the great work of our talented U.S. team members and our extensive investments across North America.”

The Venza joins several other Toyota models exported from the States to South Korea, including the Sienna minivan, Camry and Avalon sedans, Highlander and Sequoia SUVs and the Tacoma and Tundra pick-up trucks.

The Japanese carmaker began exporting U.S.-assembled vehicles in 1988, and currently sells them to 21 countries around the world. This year, Toyota expects to increase its U.S. exports by more than 50 percent over last year to over 130,000 units.

PHOTO GALLERY

2013-Toyota-Venza-12013-Toyota-Venza-22013-Toyota-Venza-32013-Toyota-Venza-42013-Toyota-Venza-52013-Toyota-Venza-62013-Toyota-Venza-72013-Toyota-Venza-82013-Toyota-Venza-92013-Toyota-Venza-102013-Toyota-Venza-112013-Toyota-Venza-122013-Toyota-Venza-132013-Toyota-Venza-142013-Toyota-Venza-152013-Toyota-Venza-162013-Toyota-Venza-172013-Toyota-Venza-182013-Toyota-Venza-19

German Startup Looking To Save The Internal Combustion Engine

Engineers behind MWI Micro Wave Ignition believe they can cut emissions by as much as 80% in internal combustion engines.

ABT VW Touareg Unveiled With More Power, New Wheels

This is ABT Sportsline’s first encounter with the new-gen Volkswagen Touareg, so other updates will likely follow in due course.

Here’s What A Fully-Loaded 2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon Looks Like

The 2020 Gladiator configurator has gone online but it doesn’t include pricing information yet.

2020 Cadillac Escalade Spotted For The First Time, Here’s Everything We Know So Far

Our first look at the all-new 2020 Cadillac Escalade in standard and longer ESV configurations.

Nissan Is Suing Carlos Ghosn’s Sister For ‘Unjust Enrichment’

Nissan is going after Ghosn’s elder sister in the latest twist to the legal battle against its ex-CEO.

Ferrari 290 MM Driven By Moss And Fangio Sells For $22 Million

This Ferrari 290 MM has a rich racing history and is one of the most expensive cars ever sold at auction.

Dallara Stradale Is One Hell Of A Track Car – If You Can Afford It

Powered by a 395 HP EcoBoost four and with a weight of just 855 kg, it is a very fast machine.

Viper Blows Engine, Erupts In Flames And Hits Wall During Drag Race

After blowing the engine and dumping oil on the road, this Viper became impossible to control.

Need A Ferrari Enzo Engine? There’s One For Sale At Just $375,000

The price makes the V12 unit more expensive than an 812 Superfast, Porsche 911 GT2 RS and Rolls-Royce Cullinan.

The Grand Tour Has Been Renewed For Season 4, But Its Drastically Changing Formats

Instead of ten hour long episodes, future seasons of The Grand Tour will consist of a handful of big budget specials.