Aug. 04, 2011

Cumulative Vehicle Production at
GAC Toyota Motor Co., Ltd. in China Hits 1 Million Mark


Guangzhou, China, August 4, 2011―Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announces that GAC Toyota Motor Co., Ltd. (GTMC), TMC's vehicle-production and sales company established jointly with Guangzhou Automobile Group Co., Ltd. (GAC), held a ceremony today at its plant here to mark cumulative production of 1 million vehicles since production started in 2006.

Attendees at the ceremony included Guangdong Province and Guangzhou City government officials, representatives of GAC, GTMC, TMC.

GTMC was established in 2004 as a base for Toyota-brand vehicle production and sales in China. Production began in May 2006 on Line No. 1 with the "Camry", followed by the "Yaris" in May 2008. Line No. 2 opened with production of the "Highlander" in May 2009, followed by the "Camry Hybrid" in April 2010 and the "E'Z" in June 2011.

TMC will continue to meet the needs of a broad range of vehicle users in China based on its founding philosophy of contributing to society through manufacturing of ever-better cars, and will work to support the development of the Chinese automobile industry by creating jobs and developing human resources.
Outline of GAC Toyota Motor Co., Ltd. (GTMC)
Establishment September 1, 2004
Location Shinan Da Dao, Nansha District, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
Chairman Yuan Zhongrong
Vice chairman Akira Sasaki
President Kunihiko Ogura
Equity participation GAC: 50%
TMC: 30.5%
Toyota Motor (China) Investment Co., Ltd. (TMCI): 19.5%
Employees Approx. 7,000
    Line No. 1 Line No. 2
  Start of production May 2006 May 2009
Product lineup Camry ,Yaris, Camry Hybrid, Highlander, E'Z
Production capacity 200,000 vehicles/year 160,000 vehicles/year
September 2004 GTMC established as a joint venture with GAC
May 2006 Camry line-off
May 2008 Yaris line-off
May 2009 Highlander line-off (second production line)
April 2010 Camry Hybrid line-off (second production line)
   →(Currently, it is produced on first production line)
June 2011 E'Z line-off (second production line)
August 2011 Cumulative production reaches 1 million vehicles