Toyota Will Invest $170 Million In Corolla-Building Mississippi Plant

Toyota is planning to invest big in its existing Mississippi plant where the next-generation Corolla hatchback will be manufactured

The $170 million investment will result in the creation of 400 additional jobs over the next 12 months. Toyota will also use the funds to replace the current production lines in a bid “to produce advanced vehicles more efficiently and better adapt to changing market needs.”

These actions form part of a broader plan to invest $10 billion in Toyota’s U.S. facilities over the next five years. Since this plan was announced in 2017, Toyota has already invested $4.27 billion in the U.S. alone.

The automaker unveiled the 12th-generation Corolla in European guise at the Geneva Motor Show in early March.

Underpinning the new car is the brand’s TNGA platform which makes the Corolla 1.5 inch (38 mm) longer, 1.2 inch (31 mm) wider, and 1 inch (25 mm) lower than its predecessor. The hatchback’s wheelbase has also been extended by 1.5 inch (38 mm).

North American customers will only be able to purchase their new Corolla with a single engine in the form of a 2.0-liter four-cylinder petrol mill working alongside a six-speed manual or a new CVT ‘box. Local sales of the 2019 Corolla will commence this summer.

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  • IFDU

    I’m hearing a lot about this hatchback model. Is this the replacement for the sedan or is new sedan on its way? Strange of them to release the hatch version first, to me at least.

  • ME

    Motor-man on youtube said the next gen model will be built in Japan.

    • Autoexperte

      Yes and the factory of the American Corolla is in Alabama

      • FactChecker90803

        The Alabama plant is the joint Mazda-Toyota plant, the Mississippi plant will be a Toyota only plant.


  • cooper

    Rental car plant. Woot woot

    • Infinite1

      Pretty much

  • SpongeBob99Swell


    …time to wait for your render for the next Corolla (sedan variant) to show up eventually…. 🙂

  • Infinite1

    A single motor for it, yup, looks like we’re not getting any performance version if Toyota even planned to build one in the first place.

  • Randy Terpstra

    Corollas still currently built in Canada. Uncertain if new model is to built here, as higher value RAV4 & Lexus models have also joined the Canadian production line over the past few years.

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