Facility Builds Four Million Toyota Engines
It’s important to celebrate milestones, like a birthday or a birth. And speaking of celebrating a milestone, the Toyota manufacturing facility that produces engines for the 2016 Toyota RAV4 as well as other Toyota models we offer in our inventory here at Midtown Toyota recently celebrated the production — the birth — of their four millionth engine.
The four millionth engine the facility produced was a four cylinder model. The plant also produces V6 and V8 engines. The plant produces engines for many of the Toyota models we offer here at our Oak Lawn area Toyota dealership like the 2016 Toyota RAV4, as well as the 2016 Toyota Camry, the 2016 Toyota Highlander, and other models.
“It was an exciting day… 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,” said Toyota Motor Manufacturing Alabama President Jim Bolte.
According to Osamu Ushio, Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. Executive Vice President of Operations and Manufacturing, “We look to the Alabama plant as a leader. Every challenge it has faced, the team there exceeds any-and-all expectations… That is why we continue to invest so much into the facility. They have what it takes to be successful — a strong group of team members who are dedicated to quality and safety. They should be very proud of the 4-millionth milestone.”
The 2016 Toyota RAV4 is equipped with a 2.5-liter dual overhead cam four-cylinder engine that utilizes variable valve timing to produce 176 horsepower and 172 lb-ft of torque. It delivers responsive, versatile power to the front wheels or all four. And it’s efficient too, allowing the 2016 Toyota RAV4 to achieve estimated fuel economy around 30 mpg on the highway.
If you’d like to celebrate a milestone too, come to our Oak Lawn area Toyota dealership to check out the engine under the hood of the 2016 Toyota RAV4 available in our Toyota inventory here at Midtown Toyota!