Toyota Motor Corporation announced that it will begin manufacturing the Toyota Prius hybrid in Thailand starting from November 2010. The car will be built at Toyota’s Gateway Plant, near the Thai capital Bangkok, where it also makes the Corolla, Camry, Camry Hybrid and other models. Thailand will be the third country to make Toyota’s popular hybrid after Japan and China.
The company said the decision was made as part of its effort to further popularize hybrid vehicles worldwide. Personally, I think one of the reasons that expanding the production aboard are due to financial reasons that possibly drive the car price more competitive especially in Thailand.
Toyota Motor Thailand Co. President Kyoichi Tanada commented: “With its excellent environmental performance, design and advanced technologies, we hope the Prius provides even more people in Thailand with the joys of driving.”
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