Today Toyota reported that its Princeton, Indiana plant will assemble two new eight-traveler EV crossovers. One will wear a Lexus badge, the other will be a Toyota. This new vehicle will be the first Lexus vehicle produced at the plant.
The plant presently constructs the Sienna Hybrid, Highlander/Highlander Hybrid, and Sequoia. To assemble the new EVs, $803 million will be been invested to retool the plant. Toyota says the change will bring 1,400 jobs to the city.
Toyota is focusing on youthful families with the crossovers. No subtleties have been released about range or cost, yet the organization said that the two vehicles will be stacked with tech features. Semi-autonomous driving tech and a sharable digital key are two of the features. Drivers can likewise be able to park the vehicles remotely utilizing a cell phone.
Toyota has been going back and forth about getting completely ready for EVs. CEO Akio Toyoda made comments in December recommending that governments shouldn’t be too hurried in forbidding ICE vehicles because of a paranoid fear of economic breakdown. The organization has likewise doubled down on hydrogen with another Mirai. It will be intriguing to perceive what form their EV procedure takes.