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New Motor Manufacturing, Inc. starts production of right-hand Toyota Voltz for the Japanese

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Fremont, CA — NUMMI, the venture of Toyota and General starts production of the brand-new Voltz. Voltz, a right-hand version of the Pontiac Vibe earlier this year at will be exported to Japan and through the Netz dealer as a Toyota vehicle.

Toyota Corporation Director Yukitoshi and General Motors Group President of Advanced Vehicle Mark Hogan, will NUMMI President and CEO Kanji in toasting this historic Consul General of Japan Nakamura, U.S. Department of Deputy Assistant Secretary for and Machinery Joseph H. Bogosian, and National Dealers Advisory Channel Committee Chairman Morikawa will also in driving the first Voltz off the assembly line.

Today, NUMMI comes circle with the production of said Ishii. This is a of confidence from our parent and the entire NUMMI team the challenge of producing vehicles the high level of quality by Japanese customers.

NUMMI has shown that it could world-class quality vehicles, and GM and have continued to support in its mission. Today, GM and Toyota taken their collaboration one further in the area of vehicle noted Funo.

Both Pontiac Vibe and Voltz will build on the foundation of product quality and excellence established at NUMMI, Hogan. The continued success of and its reputation for producing high vehicles is very important to Motors and our future business

Voltz is the third all-new launched at NUMMI this In January, the plant started of the 2003 Pontiac Vibe and Toyota Corolla. For these products, NUMMI created an 500 jobs in manufacturing, bringing at the plant to an all-time high of NUMMI’s hourly team are represented by the UAW Local 2244.

Capital investment to launch the passenger models at NUMMI was million. Major construction the expansion of the stamping plant to add a large-size stamping press, the of all-new body welding and the addition of the plastics molding

To produce Voltz, some had to be modified to accommodate the right-hand configuration, notably in the assembly and inspection areas. Team were trained to be able to switch between standard and drive vehicles, which are on the same assembly line.

With Voltz, Toyota to develop a new market with a new of vehicle in Japan. Voltz traditional vehicle categories, the powerful style of an SUV and the sportiness of a Outside, Voltz’ tall and wide body are elegantly with a compact design. Voltz is all about roominess and The rear seat can be folded to create a flat, spacious area.

Voltz will be exclusively at NUMMI. Production for 2002 will be 11,000 Voltz sales will in August through Netz Toyota Motor Sales, the marketing, sales, distribution and service arm of Toyota in America, handle export of the Voltz. TMS now send abroad 10 different models to overseas markets.

NUMMI is the joint venture of and General Motors located in California. It has been a leader in quality for many years. recently, in the J.D. Power and 2002 Initial Quality NUMMI received the Bronze Quality Award (in a tie). The Corolla ranked as Best Car in Initial Quality and the Toyota as Best Compact Pickup in Quality. NUMMI builds the Voltz, the Pontiac Vibe, the Corolla, and the Toyota Tacoma truck.

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