All-new toyota Camry production begins in Russia
Production of the all-new Toyota Camry started today at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Russia (TMMR). Toyota's St. Petersburg manufacturing facility has been home to the Camry ever since December 2007 when production began for the previous generation of the model.
In keeping with Toyota's constant drive to continuously improve, kaizen, every facet of its operations, the all-new Camry builds on the model's already established levels of quality, durability and reliability.
TMMR engineers were closely involved in the development of the latest generation Camry, ensuring that new parts are designed for more consistent quality through repeated manufacturing.
From the second half of 2010, a comprehensive training programme was introduced for members on the assembly line, designed to further improve built-in quality levels. Even more experienced members will continue to receive refresher trainings to reinforce non-vehicle specific skills such as Nut & Bolt Tightening, Connector and Clip Fit, and Screw Fit techniques.
Yoshinori Matsunaga, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Russia General Director, said: "This full model change was a great opportunity for our employees to learn new skills and get extensive new knowledge. We are now fully prepared and very proud of our vehicle, its quality and safety features."
Key features of the all-new Camry include the model's bold and elegant exterior designs, more spacious interior focussing on comfort and class-leading cabin quietness, as well as enhanced steering feel, greater agility and improved handling stability.
The all-new Toyota Camry is offered with a choice of two petrol engines: a newly developed 4-cylinder, 2.5-litre petrol engine, and an upgraded 3.5-litre, Euro V compliant, V6 petrol engine. Both engine variants are fitted with a compact, 6-speed automatic transmission, offering reduced fuel consumptions of 24% and 8% respectively between the powertrains.
About Toyota Motor Manufacturing Russia (TMMR):
Toyota Motor Manufacturing Russia started production in December 2007 with production capacity 20 000 vehicles a year. The manufacturing facility, based in St. Petersburg, Russia, currently operates one shift, employing 1,200 people.