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Toyota Land Cruiser Prado Assembly Begins in Russian Far East


Toyota Land Cruiser Prado Assembly Begins in Russian Far East

Toyota City, Japan, Feb 18, 2013 - (JCN Newswire) - Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announces that OOO Sollers-Bussan (Sollers-Bussan), a Russia-based vehicle-assembly company, has begun assembly of the Toyota-brand "Land Cruiser Prado" SUV at its plant in Vladivostok, Russia. Initial production capacity is approximately 1,000 vehicles a month.

TMC is supplying assembly components as well as maintaining a product-quality management support structure that includes quality control training and personnel support. Vehicles assembled by Sollers-Bussan are to be shipped mainly via the Trans-Siberian railway and sold through Toyota's dealer network in Russia.

With the start of Land Cruiser Prado assembly in Russia, TMC aims to better meet Russian consumer needs. Under its founding philosophy of contributing to society through the manufacture of automobiles, TMC is committed to conducting business that will contribute to the development and growth of Russia's economy and automobile industry while continuing to provide high-quality products that satisfy Russian consumers.


Overview of OOO Sollers-Bussan
 
Location:              Vladivostok, Russia
Establishment:         August 2010
Representative:        Alexander Korneychuk
Equity participation:  Mitsui & Co., Ltd.: 50%
                       Sollers: 50%
Products:              Land Cruiser Prado
Production capacity:   Approx. 1,000 units/month
Employees:             Approx. 300
 
Overview of Open Joint Stock Company "Sollers"
 
Location:              Moscow, Russia
Establishment:         March 2002
Representative:        Vadim Shvetsov
Business activities:   Automobile manufacturing and sales in Russia
Brands handled:        Russian - UAZ, ZMZ
                       Non-Russian -Ford (U.S.), Ssangyong (South Korea),
                       Isuzu (Japan), Mazda (Japan), others

About Toyota

Supported by people around the world, Toyota Motor Corporation (TSE: 7203; NYSE: TM), has endeavored since its establishment in 1937 to serve society by creating better products. As of the end of March 2012, Toyota conducts its business worldwide with 50 overseas manufacturing companies in 27 countries and regions. Toyota's vehicles are sold in more than 160 countries and regions. For more information, please visit www.toyota-global.com.

Contact:

Toyota Motor Corporation Corporate Communications Department Public Affairs Division Tel: +81-3-3817-9150

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