Toyota Wants to Build 10 Million Cars per Year
Speaking to Automotive News, Toyota president Akio Toyoda revealed that his company wants to boost global sales beyond 10 million units a year in the near future, by using the new TNGA modular platform. "No company in this industry has ever exceeded 10 million units, but we would like to achieve that level," Toyota Motor Corp. president Akio Toyoda said. “And the means that we can use is TNGA."
Announced last year, the TNGA, which stands for Toyota New Global Architecture, represents the automaker’s new production strategy. Based on massive use of common modular components, the new architecture is similar to those implemented by several German manufacturers, including Volkswagen and Mercedes-Benz.
The new production approach will debut in 2015 with three front-wheel drive vehicle platform. The first stage is rumored to include the Toyota Prius as well.
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