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Toyota to add Camry production at plant

Toyota will up production of the Camry sedan, the U.S. car, at its Georgetown, Ky. after it stops farming out manufacturing to Fuji Heavy in Lafayette, Ind.

Toyota move Camry production of 100,000 units to Kentucky in the half of 2016, the company The move will free up capacity in Indiana for Fuji whose Subaru brand for a sixth consecutive annual record.

Making up for the lost Subaru keeps Toyota in position to the model’s lead over the Accord, Nissan Altima and Fusion. To fend off mounting Toyota is making styling midway through Camry’s design cycle with contoured body panels and handling.

“Every time I with Toyota people Camry sales or Camry they always say, is different; Camry is special,’ ” Kei a Tokyo-based equity analyst for of America said. “Securing the No. 1 in the U.S. is very important to

Camry’s U.S. deliveries slipped 0.2% through the four months of this after rising 0.9% in when the car lost market to Accord, Altima and Fusion.

100,000 more Camrys Toyota’s Kentucky plant, one of the largest assembly plants in America, requires planning and said Jeff Liker, an professor at the University of Michigan who Toyota’s manufacturing system.

“I’m pretty confident have to make an expansion at to accommodate that move, but got some time to figure it Liker said.

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Georgetown 504,213 cars last including about 349,000 as well as Avalon sedans and wagons. A $360-million expansion is under way there to add 50,000 of Lexus ES sedan production in

Subaru SUVs

Fuji which counts Toyota as its shareholder, plans to expand its lineup with a focus on vehicles. CEO Yasuyuki Yoshinaga Friday the company will add a new SUV for North America and may build the at its Indiana plant after the contract ends.

Toyota and Subaru plan to work on plug-in hybrids and vehicles Yoshinaga said. Heavy also produces the BRZ sports car, sold as the 86/Scion FR-S, which the jointly developed.

Rising for Subaru’s top-selling Forester and the XV SUV paced a 22% sales surge year through April. sales have increased a year earlier for 29 consecutive Fuji Heavy plans to U.S. capacity by 29% to 400,000 by the end of 2020.

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