Ivey: Toyota SUV plans delay plant but benefit Alabama

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The crossover craze doesn't show any sign of slowing down and Toyota is responding to the shift in demand by announcing plans to build a new SUV in the United States.

Toyota initially said it would build its Corolla compact sedan at the Huntsville plant - which will be operated in a joint-venture with Mazda - but the automaker has officially scratched those plans.

In August 2017, Toyota and Mazda announced a collaboration to establish MTMUS, a $1.6 billion joint venture that will assemble up to 300,000 vehicles annually.

Corolla production will remain at Toyota's plant in Blue Springs, Miss. Toyota already makes the Corolla at its plant in Mississippi. For the first half of this year, Corolla sales are down 5.3 percent, to just under 153,000. But the ultimate impact will be good, Ivey said, because of what Toyota will now be building.

Trump officials tell one court Obamacare is failing and another it’s thriving
They argue that the mandate remains constitutional and that the rest of the law, in any event, can stand without it. Dakota) "If the court decides it's not [constitutional], then we have our work cut out for us".

As work continues on the $1.6 billion facility, neither Mazda nor Toyota has now said what it will be building once production begins in 2021.

Early in 2017, then-President-elect Donald Trump criticized Toyota and threatened hefty tariffs against the Japanese automaker if it built its Corolla sedan for the US market in Mexico.

Toyota will now rely on its MS plant and Japan for Corolla production, a spokesman said.

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