Published on November 2nd, 2011 | by Seán Ward0
Two Million Toyota Yaris Sold in Europe
The car came off the line at its Valenciennes factory in northern France on 28 October, with the milestone being reached in the same year as Toyota Motor Manufacturing France celebrates its 10th anniversary.
The model that took the production total to two million is a 1.4-litre D-4D five-door in Burning Red, destined for a customer in France.
Production of Yaris – Toyota’s best-selling model in Europe – started at Valenciennes in January 2001, with an annual volume of 150,000 units. In 2007alone, 262,000 Toyota Yaris were built.
Makoto Sano, TMMF President, said: “This important milestone was achieved thanks to the hard work and dedication of all our members in TMMF. With the arrival of the new Yaris, TMMF is entering a dynamic new era. The latest model offers a promising prospect for our plant in Valenciennes.”