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The Toyota RAV4 from now manufactured in Canada

With the official opening of the new Toyota assembly plant located in Woodstock Ontario, the very popular RAV4 henceforth be built in Canada to meet the demand North-american. Toyota now has four vehicles assembled in Canada are the models Corolla, Matrix, RAV4 and Lexus RX SUV. This huge assembly plant need investments of about $ 1.1 billion from Toyota and employs 1,200 workers. Its initial production capacity of 150,000 units was, but it was downgraded, given the global economic conditions. For the year 2009, the RAV4 benefited from very sensible improvements, including the addition of a new four-cylinder 2.5-liter that develops 179 horsepower.

For more details, here is the press release issued by Toyota Canada

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The most popular SUV Toyota Canada is now manufactured in Canada

Toyota opened its plant in Woodstock (Ontario)

(TORONTO). Canadian drivers from now even more reasons to love the RAV4 with the official inauguration of the assembly plant of Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Woodstock (Ontario) - the first automobile plant built in Canada for nearly 20 years. The RAV4, which was launched on the market at the beginning of autumn with a 2.5-liter inline 4 engine improves, remains the most popular SUV from Toyota. Canadians will be able to continue to drive vehicles RAV4 offering quality and safety, more power, better fuel economy and a series of amenities without compromise.

"On behalf of our network of over 230 Toyota dealers across the country, we are pleased that the RAV4 sold in Canada are also manufactured in Canada," stated Mr. Yoichi Tomihara, president and chief executive officer of Toyota Canada Inc. " At Toyota, we are committed to making our most popular models on the steps where they sell best by focusing on the quality and safety of vehicles. With the commissioning of the plant in Woodstock, Toyota manufactures four models from now in Canada, which account for almost 50 percent of our total sales in this country. "

At its launch in North America in 1996, the Toyota RAV4 has revolutionized the market for SUVs. First SUV designed on a platform of passenger car, the RAV4 offered levels of fuel economy and a comfortable ride for unpublished SUV segment. The RAV4 is the origin of the development of SUV platform passenger car industry.

For 2009, Toyota engineers offer a number of improvements to the RAV4 owners, including:

A new engine for a four-cylinder models: a 2.5L engine that develops 179 horsepower - 166 horsepower against the 2.4L engine fitted to the previous model. The new 2.5L engine also offers improved fuel efficiency with a combined city / highway rating of 8.6 L/100 km, against 9.0 l/100 km for the 2.4L engine

A new consumption indicator on the instrument panel allows the driver to monitor fuel economy.

All models are equipped RAV4 2009 series of new active head restraints in the front Toyota: they help reduce the risk and severity of whiplash in a collision with the back. Other safety features come standard, it should also mention the control system of the stability of the vehicle, the cruise traction, the system anti-lock brakes, electronic brake force distribution, brake assist, six airbags and lateral protection beams.

Canadians buy 1614 Toyota RAV4 in November, bringing the total sales of RAV4 in Canada for the first 11 months of the year 2008, 19,140 units - an increase of 31.7% compared to the same period (January-November) in 2007.

"With the inauguration of the plant ceremony on December 4, RAV4 officially joined our list of products intended for the Canadian market - the Toyota Corolla, Toyota Matrix and Lexus RX 350 - of vehicles ready for Canada, designed and factories for Canadians and for providing quality, safety and amenities required by Canadian consumers, "concluded Mr. Tomihara. "The Woodstock plant is the most recent evidence that Toyota is determined to make things better for communities and Canadian motorists. "

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