Toyota is boosting production of the gas model Highlander at its southern Indiana plant.
A Toyota spokesperson stated that production of all of company’s gas model Highlanders for the North American market will be shifted in the coming months from one of Toyota’s plants in Japan to its Princeton-area plant. This could mean a greater Highlander supply on dealer lots for buyers to choose from.
Highlander hybrid engine models will still be made in Japan.
Toyota isn’t sure how many additional gas model Highlanders the Gibson County plant will be producing. The plant currently makes about 7,000 Highlanders a month.
Toyota doesn’t expect any significant increases in employment at the plant, which currently employs about 4,100 people.