New SUV models, including a Lexus, will be made at Toyota Indiana
Gov. Eric Holcomb was in Princeton for the announcement which is huge for Indiana.
Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana on Wednesday announced a new $803 million investment, which will bring 1,400 additional jobs.
The investment will help the plant prepare for production of two all-new, three-row SUVs. One will be a Toyota and the other a Lexus, introducing the Lexus line to Toyota’s 25-year-old facility in Princeton.
Plant officials gave no timeline for those additions.
Toyota said the new initiatives will help bring the company closer to its global aim toward carbon neutrality by 2050.
The new SUV models were described as featuring “cutting-edge technology” including a semi-automated driving system allowing for hands-free driving in certain conditions, a remote parking system allowing the driver to park and unpark from outside of the vehicle and a digital key that turns the user’s smartphone into their key and allowing them to share it digitally.