PRLog - Dec. 11, 2012 - BURNS HARBOR, Ind. -- Not a full month ago, Toyota celebrated its 25 millionth American-manufactured automobile: a Classic Silver Hybrid Avalon. At an event at their Georgetown, Kentucky plant, Wil James, the president of Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc. thanked the countless workers, consumers, and dealers for their part in this monumental achievement.
Lake Shore Toyota in Burns Harbor, Indiana is proud to be a part of Toyota’s history. By serving some of the best consumers in the United States, Lake Shore Toyota has been able to pull their weight in selling more cars, leading to more manufacturing, inching Toyota ever closer to the 25 million mark.
The president of Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc. emceed the gala, surrounded by numerous manufacturing team members. The event had some notably high-profile guests in attendance as well: not only was the University of Kentucky Men’s Basketball coach John Calipari there to say a few words, but Kentucky governor Steve Beshear even showed up. showing his appreciation for all the automaker has done and congratulating them on this hallmark event.
This event also marked the beginning of the campaign for the brand new 2013 Toyota Avalon, a symbol of all the events leading up to its birth: an investment of $24 billion in North American operations, 26 straight years of manufacturing, and a whopping 365,000 jobs for hard-working Americans.
The Avalon has two separate options for consumers: either a standard 2.5L 4-cylinder Hybrid engine — great for the environmentally and financially minded consumer — or the powerful 3.5L V6 gasoline engine. With the standard hybrid model, the Avalon hits impressive mileage numbers, sporting a combined 40 miles per gallon — it’s a fantastic marriage of form and function in a premium mid-size sedan.
Such a catch-all vehicle is only fitting for the event; 25 million vehicles is an impressive achievement. Everyone at Lake Shore Toyota is pleased that this milestone has been reached, and drivers who wish to learn more should visit their dealership in Burns Harbor.