Toyota Motor Corporation President Akio Toyoda and Mazda President and CEO joined Alabama Governor Kay Ivey and Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle to announce a new manufacturing partnership. The new plant will be in Huntsville, Alabama just 14 miles away from an existing Toyota plant.
Production of cars is expected to start in 2021, pending antitrust agency approval. The new plant is expected to produce up to 300,000 cars, half of the production will go to Mazda and half to Toyota. Mazda will produce a new crossover SUV to the North American market and Toyota production will focus on the Corolla