Toyota to produce Camrys in Russia

By Arjen Bongard, Automotive News Europe

Toyota, expecting further strong sales growth in Russia, said it will start building Camrys in a new factory in St Petersburg by December 2007.

The Japanese carmaker said the new plant will have an initial capacity of 50,000 units a year. It will start building about 20,000 Camrys a year.

Takis Athanasopoulos, Brussels-based executive vice-president of Toyota Motor Europe, said the Camry, the company’s best-seller in the US, was a logical choice for Russia.

“The Russian market is in many ways similar to…

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