Corolla (Toyota)

Oct 14, 2021

Announced on October 13, 2021, Toyota Vietnam recorded sales of 3,022 vehicles (including Lexus) in September 2021, down 53% YoY due to the coronavirus pandemic. In the first 9 months of 2021, Toyota Vietnam topped the passenger car segment with sales of 38,873 vehicles (including Lexus).
In the month of September alone, Corolla Cross and Vios models continued to appear in the top 10 best-selling models in the market with sales of 916 vehicles and 692 vehicles respectively.
In September 2021, Toyota Vietnam's domestically assembled car sales reached 1,002 units, accounting for 33% of Toyota Vietnam's sales, while sales of imported car models reached 1,940 units.
Sales of Lexus models reached 80 units in September, accumulated sales since the brand was introduced in Vietnam already surpassed 8,300 units.
(From Toyota Vietnam press release on October 13, 2021)

Oct 12, 2021

Toyota Boshoku Corporation (Toyota Boshoku) announced that Toyota Boshoku AKI USA LLC. (TBAKI) has started production of seat components for Toyota's compact crossover SUV, the Corolla Cross. TBAKI is a company established in September 2019 by Toyota Boshoku's regional headquarters in the U.S., Toyota Boshoku America, Inc., and AKI USA Corporation, a U.S. joint venture of Delta Kogyo Co., Ltd. and Toyo Seat Co., Ltd. (From a press release dated October 7, 2021)

Oct 01, 2021

On September 30, production of the first 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross vehicles began at the new Mazda Toyota Manufacturing U.S. (MTMUS) assembly plant, a joint venture between Mazda Motor Corp. and Toyota Motor Corp., near Huntsville, Alabama.
MTMUS said it is in the middle of hiring another 1,700 workers and anticipates reaching up to 4,000 employees once production is in full operation in 2022.
More than USD 2.3 billion has been invested in the plant, with the two OEMs committing another USD 830 million to ensure cutting-edge technologies would be installed in its manufacturing processes.
First announced by the two companies in 2018, the plant will eventually have the capability to produce up to 300,000 vehicles per year, split evenly between Mazda and Toyota.
(Detroit News article on September 30, 2021)