Toyota begins production of new Camry Sedan in Russia image

Toyota Motor Corp., on Monday announced that has started the production of the new Camry sedan at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Russia (TMMR).

From the second half of 2010, a comprehensive training programme was introduced for members on the assembly line, designed to further improve built-in quality levels.

Even more experienced members will continue to receive refresher trainings to reinforce non-vehicle specific skills such as Nut & Bolt Tightening, Connector and Clip Fit, and Screw Fit techniques.

The all-new Toyota Camry is offered with a choice of two petrol engines: a newly developed 4-cylinder, 2.5-litre petrol engine, and an upgraded 3.5-litre, Euro V compliant, V6 petrol engine. Both engine variants are fitted with a compact, 6-speed automatic transmission, offering reduced fuel consumptions of 24% and 8% respectively between the powertrains.

However, the Russian division plans to produce 14,000 cars in 2011 which is 12.5 percent less than last year, its CEO Matsunaga Yoshinori said on Saturday.

“We will produce 14,000 cars, less compared to the previous year. It is due to re-equipment of the assembly line for the Toyota Camry of seventh generation,” said Yoshinori.

Automobile sales in Russia are expected to grow 17 percent to 2.24 million units this year, the Nikkei said.