Camry Hybrid Production Begins in Taiwan

Last week Toyota Motor Corporation began production and sales of the Camry Hybrid in Taiwan for the domestic market.

Initially 7,000 units per year are to be produced at Toyota’s production affiliate in Taiwan, Kuozui Motors, Ltd. (Kuozui) of which Toyota owns a 65-percent share of the facility that also produces other Toyota models.

The plant has an overall capacity of 65,000 units, and Toyota says it will be the seventh hybrid-vehicle production facility outside of Japan. Base price for the Camry Hybrid in the Taiwanese market will be equal to around $36,000.

“We are very proud to begin production of the state-of-the-art Camry Hybrid at our Kuanying Plant,” said Kuozui President Haruaki Hoshino. “With environmental and energy-conservation consciousness in Taiwan rising every year, we hope to supply the Taiwanese market with as many hybrids as possible.”

For the U.S. market, the Camry Hybrid is made in Kentucky. Last year it sold 9,241 units and in anticipation of its improved redesign and reduced base price upon its launch last November, Toyota projected it should net a significantly higher proportion from the popular Camry line’s sales.


  • Capt. Concernicus

    I’d give it some serious thoughts about trading in my 2nd gen Prius for this hybrid Camry. I guess it would just depend on the price.

  • MrEnergyCzar

    The Hybrid Fusion should out sell the Camry Hybrid. That’s my guess.

    MrEnergyCzar

  • Van

    I would guess the other way around, since the 2012 Camry beats the 2012 Fusion hands down. Now, this fall, when the 2013 Fusion hybrid hits the market, then for model year 2013, I would agree with the Czar.

  • priusbob

    The Hybrid Fusion has yet to provide a price tag for the product.
    It will not be available until sometime late in 2012.

    Ford has a tradition of having very good hybrids, but not selling many. And there are a long list of reasons…

    This is coming from someone that wanted to buy a 2010 Ford Fusion (Mercury Milan) but ended up with a 2010 Prius, and got more car for less money….

  • JD

    2012 Camry HV beats Fusion HV hands down! …price, mpg, fit, finish and feel.

  • greg45

    I think Toyota has done such a great job with this car. You should be very proud of this work. So many great hybrids are coming out with this company. The future looks so bright.http://www.ballancedisplay.com