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Toyota will Build the Prius in the U.S.

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Khatir Soltani
The automotive market is greatly affected by the steady risein gas prices. Manufacturers have to adjust to this new reality. Toyota, forone, decided to temporarily suspend production of the Tundra full-size pickuptruck and Sequoia full-size sport utility vehicle.

2008 Toyota Prius

Meanwhile, the Prius will now be built on American soil,more precisely in Blue Springs, Mississippi. The plant is currently underconstruction and should be operational in 2010. With this new facility, theworld's number one automaker will be able to increase the availability of itsfamous hybrid.

In other news, Toyota confirmed that production of theHighlander SUV will be moved to Princeton, Indiana, instead of Mississippi.

Khatir Soltani
Khatir Soltani
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  • Over 6 years experience as a car reviewer
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