Report – Toyota to move production from Thailand to Indonesia, starts with all-new Vios sedan

Posted on: Dec 24, 2013 - 10:00am IST

Toyota has announced that it will shift the production of the Vios sedan from Thailand to its new plant in West Java in Indonesia. A rising demand for the Vios in Indonesia is cited as a reason, a report from Nation Multimedia says.

Front three quarter of the Toyota Yaris Hybrid-R Concept
The Yaris could be next in Toyota’s move of production from Thailand to Indonesia

Production from Thailand to Indonesia will be moved in phases, with the all-new Vios being the first priority for Toyota. Plans also exist to make the Yaris hatchback in the newly inaugurated plant in Indonesia. The plant can manufacture 1,000 Vios sedans a month.

2014 Toyota Vios front three quarters
The all-new Vios will be the first car manufactured in Toyota’s facility in Indonesia. The plant in Karawang can make 1,000 Vios sedans a month.

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indonesia’s president-director, Masahiro Nonami, said that Toyota is ready to double or even triple production in Indonesia if the country improves its infrastructure like the port efficiency. Toyota had also said that the company is still looking at exporting from Indonesia as an option.

The full move from Thailand to Indonesia should be complete some time next year. The manufacturing facility set up in Karawang, Indonesia can absorb close to 500 workers according to Nonami.

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