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Jan 31, 2023

On January 30, Toyota Europe announced that the second-generation Toyota C-HR will be produced at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Turkey (TMMT) in Sakarya. Available in hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions, the new Toyota C-HR will also be the first plug-in hybrid passenger car to be produced in Turkey. In addition, TMMT will be Toyota’s first European plant to start producing plug-in hybrid vehicles and the first to be equipped with a battery production line.
Alongside the vehicle production line, TMMT will build a new plug-in battery assembly line with a capacity of 75,000 units per year within its facility. Plug-in hybrid battery assembly will start in December 2023, creating around 60 new skilled jobs. It will also support other Toyota Europe plants in the future. The total investment for this project will be around EUR 317 million, bringing the overall cumulative investment in TMMT to around EUR 2.3 billion.
TMMT is introducing technologies that minimize energy consumption while at the same time, switching to renewable energy within the Sakarya plant. These measures include the introduction of new paint shop technologies which minimize CO2 emissions and the use of solar energy which aims to make the plant self-sufficient in its energy use.

Based on Toyota Europe press release

Jan 31, 2023

On January 30, Toyota announced that Lexus sold 625,365 units, down 18% year-over-year (YoY), in 2022.
Due to the spread of COVID-19 and supply chain disruption, Lexus sold 312,177 units, down 25% YoY, in the first half and 313,188 units, down 10% YoY in the second half.
By regions, Lexus sold 286,785 units in North America (down 24%), 209,562 units (down 21%) in Asia, 47,304 units (down 33%) in Europe, 41,253 units (down 19%) in Japan and 28,967 units (down 3%) in Middle East. Sales in China which included in Asia were 176,071 units (down 22%).  
Electrified vehicle sales ratio in 2022 rose to record high of 36% as expanding the electrified vehicle line-up including hybrid versions of the global best-seller NX and the all-new RX, new plug-in hybrid versions etc, and strong sales of these models.  
Toyota press release

Jan 31, 2023

Reported on January 31, 2023, the Philippines became Toyota’s 4th largest market in Asia-Pacific region in 2022 (following China, Indonesia, and Thailand) with sales reaching 174,106 units. With sales increase of 34.3% YoY, the Philippines was also the second fastest growing market for Toyota in Asia-Pacific in 2022. Sales in the month of December alone reached 17,232 units.
Amid some chip-related supply constraints, Toyota noted that the strong demand in Asia and an increase in the production capacity and optimization in Asia and North America also helped it boost global production by 5% in 2022.
Production at Toyota’s Santa Rosa, Laguna assembly plant in the Philippines improved 1.8% YoY to reach 49,630 units in 2022, with 3,736 units recorded in the month of December alone.
(From Toyota Motor press release on January 30, 2023 and an article of CarGuide.PH on January 31, 2023)