Rumors that Toyota would some day build the Prius in the U.S. have bounced around for years, with a location in Mississippi often being cited as the most likely candidate. After that plan was officially scrapped in 2008, a new version of the same story returned in 2010 when a Toyota executive vice president said Mississippi Prius production could start up in 2016. Given the on-again, off-again history of the story, we weren't surprised when not much was officially said about the matter in the last two years.
The Carpocalypse comes to the South as the Wall Street Journal reports Toyota plans to delay production of its new plant outside Tupelo, Mississippi. Toyota's plans to start production at a new plant it is building in Blue Springs, ... Read Post
Citing the global automotive sales downturn, Toyota announced today that it has suspended work on its new Tupelo, Mississippi, assembly plant that had already delayed Toyota Prius production fromlate 2010 to early 2011. Toyota says ... Read Post