Toyota wants US capacity — pronto

By Mark Rechtin Automotive News January 17, 2005

DETROIT — Toyota Motor Corp. plans to add capacity in North America — most likely for production of SUVs.

The company says it will move quickly. The fast climb in its U.S. sales is pushing Toyota to add capacity sooner than expected, said Yoshimi Inaba, senior managing director in charge of the Americas operations group.

Toyota shot past 2 million sales in the United States last year — six years ahead of the schedule it says it set for itself…

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