Toyota moving Toyota Highlander in production

Posted on Wednesday, 13 August 2008 , 14:08:42 byEmil

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Toyota moving Toyota Highlander in production

Bucking the trend of the market, Toyota will accelerate the SUV production program. Toyota announced that the Highlander SUV production will be replace six months laater. "We need to get those people working. That’s the bottom line," said Steve St. Angelo, the senior vice president at Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America Inc.

The Highlander model make more sense out of every other SUV by Toyota because it's the one offering now a hybrid variant attracting the sales. Already the slow sales caused Toyota to stop until November the production of the big Tundra pickup and the Sequoia SUV at the factories in Princeton, Indiana, San Antonio, and Texas. The new factory plant in Mississippi, Tupelo, that was slated originally to make Highlander will build now instead the Prius.

Unlike most U.S. auto firms, Toyota's giving some more optimistic look for the future at the plants in U.S. that produce trucks currently. "I don’t anticipate us laying off any people," said St. Angelo. "Hopefully – and I can’t predict the future — the bad stuff is behind us, and we can stabilize, train and pick up again in a month or so."