Where Are Toyota Cars Made?

Toyota Motor Company originated in Japan in 1933, and the company’s current global headquarters is in Nagoya, Japan. They have obviously blown up since their founding, becoming one of the largest vehicle manufacturers in the world and one of the most recognizable brands.

Toyota actually did not expand to the United States until 1957 when it established a headquarters in Hollywood, California. Since then, they have expanded significantly in the United States. But by how much? Are many of their cars made in the USA? We did the research to find out. Our verdict is below.

Verdict: Where are Toyotas Made?

So, is Toyota American made? The United States manufactures many of the car and truck body styles that are popular here, including the Camry, Highlander, and Tacoma. In total, Toyota has a manufacturing capacity of over 1.2 million vehicles in the U.S. plants.

Below is a breakdown of all those manufacturing plants, domestic and international. Unfortunately, we couldn’t find much detail on the number of jobs available at each U.S. facility, but Toyota does provide some overall numbers for employment across the country.

Toyota Manufacturing Plants in the USA

Facility NameLocationAnnual Production CapacityPrimary ModelsNumber of Jobs
Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc. (TMMK)Georgetown, Kentucky430,000Camry, Camry Hybrid, Avalon, ES350179,000 (total includes all US)
Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana, Inc. (TMMI)Princeton, Indiana422,000Sequoia, Highlander, Sienna179,000 (total includes all US)
Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Texas, Inc. (TMMTX)San Antonio, Texas253,000Tundra, Tacoma179,000 (total includes all US)
Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Mississippi, Inc. (TMMMS)Blue Springs, Mississippi136,000Corolla179,000 (total includes all US)
Mazda Toyota Manufacturing, U.S.A., Inc. (MTMUS)Huntsville, AlabamaUnknownCorolla179,000 (total includes all US)

Pretty impressive! We like that they support hundreds of thousands of jobs in the U.S., but their American production capacity is dwarfed by their international facilities. Still want to know more about where is Toyota made? Take a look below to see their full international manufacturing capacity.

International Toyota Manufacturing Plants

Facility NameLocationAnnual Production CapacityPrimary Models
Motomachi PlantJapan74,000Crown, Mark X, GS, LC, Mirai
Takaoka PlantJapan313,000RAV4, Harrier, Auris, Prius
Tsutsumi PlantJapan370,000Prius, Camry, Premio, Allion, Corolla Sport
Tahara PlantJapan301,000LS, IS, GX, RC, Land Cruiser, 4Runner, engines
Toyota Motor Kyushu, Inc.Japan417,000ES, HS, CT, RX, NX, UX, SAI, engines, hybrid system parts
Toyota Motor East Japan, inc.Japan467,000Aqua, Sienta, C-HR, Corolla, Porte, Spade, JPN, TAXI, Century, Vitz, powertrain parts
Toyota Auto Body Co., Ltd.Japan588,000Land Cruiser, LX, Hiace, Alphard, Vellfire, Noah, Voxy, Esquire, Estima
Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd.Japan298,000Roomy, Tank, Passo, Probox, Succeed
Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada, Inc.Canada497,000Corolla, RX350, RAV4
Toyota Argentina S.A. (TASA)Argentina141,000Hilux, Fortuner
Toyota do Brasil Ltda. (TDB)Brazil209,000Corolla, Etios
Toyota Motor Manufacturing de Baja California S .de R.L.de C.V. (TMMBC)Mexico156,000Tacoma
Toyota de Venezuela Compania Anonima (TDV)Venezuela1,000Corolla, Fortuner, Hilux
Toyota Peugeot Citroen Automobile Czech (TPCA)Czech Republic98,000Aygo
Toyota Motor Manufacturing France S.A.S. (TMMF)France249,000Yaris (Vitz)
Toyota Caetano Portugal S.A. (TCAP)Portugal2,000Land Cruiser
Toyota Motor Manufacturing Turkey Inc. (TMMT)Turkey260,000Verso, Corolla, C-HR
Toyota Motor Manufacturing (UK) Ltd. (TMUK)United Kingdom129,000Avensis, Auris, Auris Hybrid, engines
Toyota Motor LLCSaint Petersburg, Russia74,000Camry, RAV4
Associated Vehicle Assemblers Ltd. (AVA)Kenya1,000Land Cruiser
Toyota South Africa Motors (Pty) Ltd. (TSAM)South Africa136,000South Africa
Arab American Vehicle Co. (AAV)Egypt1,000Fortuner
Tianjin FAW Toyota Motor Co., Ltd. (TFTM)China536,000Vios, Corolla, Crown, Reiz
Sichuan FAW Toyota Motor Co., Ltd. (SFTM)China183,000Coaster, Land Cruiser, Land Cruiser Prado, RAV4
GAC Toyota Motor Co., Ltd. (GTMC)China599,000Camry, Yaris, Highlander, Camry Hybrid, Levin
Kuozui Motors, Ltd.Taiwan94,000Camry, Corolla, Vios, Yaris
Toyota Kirloskar Motor Private Ltd. (TKM)India161,000Corolla, Innova, Fortuner, Etios
PT. Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indonesia (TMMIN)Indonesia186,000Innova, Fortuner, Vios, Sienta
P.T. Astra Daihatsu Motor (ADM)Indonesia10,000Avanza, Rush, Calya, Agya
PT. Hino Motors Manufacturing Indonesia (HMMI)Indonesia1,000Dyna
Assembly Services Sdn. Bhd. (ASSB)Malaysia50,000Vios, Hilux, Innova, Fortuner, Hiace
Indus Motor Company Ltd. (IMC)Pakistan66,000Corolla, Hilux
Toyota Motor Philippines Corp. (TMP)Philippines46,000Innova, Vios
Toyota Motor Thailand Co., Ltd. (TMT)Thailand589,000Corolla, Camry, Camry Hybrid, Vios, Yaris, Hilux, Fortuner
Toyota Auto Works Co.,Ltd. (TAW)Thailand8,000Hiace
Toyota Motor Vietnam Co., Ltd. (TMV)Vietnam53,000Camry, Corolla, Vios, Innova, Fortuner

How to Tell Where Your Toyota is Made

Toyota’s vehicle identification number (VIN) will tell you where it was made. A VIN beginning with the number one or four was made in the United States, while a VIN starting with the letter “J” was made in Japan. You can locate your car’s VIN by looking at the lower driver-side windshield or on the inside of the front driver-side door. If you want a deeper breakdown of your VIN and what it all means, you can use a service like faxvin.com which will do it for free in just a few seconds.

So, we hope we’ve helped answer your question, “is Toyota American-made?”

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Mike leads research on the team, writes, and manages the YouTube channel. He’s been buying products made in the USA for as long as he can remember. It’s in his blood, growing up working in American manufacturing.