Toyota Produces 4 Millionth Engine at Alabama Plant
Toyota Alabama first started producing engines back in 2003. Now, 12 years later, they welcomed the arrival of their 4 millionth engine —a fuel-efficient four-cylinder.
“It was an exciting day,” said Jim Bolte, president of Toyota Alabama, in a statement. “This is a testament to our team members – they are dedicated to building high-quality engines. And, whether it was the first in 2003, or the 4 millionth, the same amount of detail and craftsmanship goes into each one.”
The plant makes four-cylinder engines as well as V6 and V8 engines. Every day, nearly 2,500 engines are built in the plant, with an annual output of 710,000 engines. All together, the plant has now completed 1 million four-cylinder engines, 1.3 million V6 engines, and 1.7 million V8 engines. These engines are used in seven Toyota vehicles, including the Camry, RAV4, Highlander, Sequoia, Tacoma, Tundra, and Venza.
The total horsepower of those 4 million engines exceeds 1 billion, which is enough power to launch 29 space shuttles. And, if you placed the 4 million engines back to back, they would stretch from the plant in Huntsville, all the way to Las Vegas.
Come see the fine craftsmanship that goes into every Toyota engine for yourself at Toyota of Gastonia today.