2020 RAV4 Hybrid Begins Production in Kentucky
For many, where a car is made is important. For some, it’s the novelty of experiencing different cultures. Owning a foreign car in a domestic market is a great conversation starter and a way to expand one’s horizons. Others may want to support the domestic market, wishing to contribute to a robust economy or support local industry. Or maybe you don’t think about it at all.
Whatever your reasons, people like knowing where their cars are made. So, that begs the question…
Where is the 2020 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid made?
Kentucky Facility Starts RAV4 Hybrid Production
It was announced roughly nine months ago that the Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky (TMMK) plant in Georgetown, Kentucky, would be producing the 2020 RAV4 Hybrid. That production began this week (Jan. 8, 2020). From this date forward, for the foreseeable future, the RAV4 Hybrid will be produced here. This is the fourth hybrid produced at TMMK, alongside the Avalon Hybrid, the Camry Hybrid, and the Lexus ES 300h.
Electric Options Expansion
Toyota has stated that its global goal is to offer an electrified option (either hybrid, plug-in, fuel cell, or battery) for the full Toyota and Lexus lineups. Given that Toyota sales make up about 13% of all alternative powertrain vehicle sales in the US, more than any other company, this seems a logical step forward. Combined with the 92.3% jump in sales for the RAV4 Hybrid from 2018 to 2019, Toyota is cementing its place as a premier alternative energy auto manufacturer.
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