Canadian Manufacturing

Toyota to build RAV4s at Cambridge, Ont. plant, will replace lost Corolla production

Japanese automaker to support the shift with "significant" investment

Toyota's plant in Woodstock, Ont. PHOTO Toyota

RAV4 production at the automaker’s nearby Woodstock, Ont. plant PHOTO Toyota

CAMBRIDGE, Ont.—Toyota Canada’s manufacturing complex in Cambridge, Ont., will build the RAV4 compact sport vehicle, providing some certainty about the operation’s future after work on the Corolla moves to Mexico.

The Japanese automaker says its Canadian subsidiary will become a North American hub for making sport utility vehicles.

Toyota Canada already makes the RAV4 in Woodstock, Ont., about 55 kilometres southwest of Cambridge.

It also makes two models of the Lexus RX SUV at one of two assembly plants in Cambridge.

The RAV4 and a hybrid version of the vehicle will be built at the North assembly plant in Cambridge starting in 2019.

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