Building on Greatness: Redesigned Toyota Camry Goes All-Hybrid at Kentucky Plant


Ninth-Generation Camry Rolls off the Line; Showcases Commitment to Electrification and Long-Term Job Stability in the U.S.

GEORGETOWN, Ky. (May 8, 2024) – The excitement was palpable at Toyota’s longstanding U.S. manufacturing facility in Georgetown as the ninth-generation Camry made its debut today. Proud team members cheered as this latest iteration, the 2025 Camry, marked a significant milestone in Toyota’s journey towards electrification. Powered exclusively by the fifth-generation Toyota Hybrid System, this release underscores Toyota’s comprehensive approach to embracing electric vehicle technology.

Kerry Creech, president of Toyota Kentucky, expressed gratitude to the dedicated team: “Today’s achievement is a testament to the talent and commitment of our team members. Producing the new Camry not only reaffirms Toyota’s dedication to providing stable employment but also demonstrates our ongoing investment in this plant’s future. We are preparing for continued growth and the production of diverse electrified vehicles.”

The Georgetown facility has been integral to Toyota’s operations, having assembled over 11 million Camrys and received investments exceeding $10 billion. This legacy highlights not just the popularity of the Camry but also Toyota’s unwavering commitment to job stability, supporting nearly 10,000 team members who contribute daily.

Markee Robinson, a production team leader, shared his pride in Toyota’s impact: “I’ve been fortunate to witness Toyota’s growth firsthand. As the automotive landscape evolves, I trust Toyota to uphold its promise of stability for future generations, just as it has for mine.”

Since its debut in Kentucky in 1988, the Camry has continued to evolve, blending style, power, fuel efficiency, and an enhanced driving experience in each generation. Toyota’s recent $1.3 billion investment in Georgetown underscores its commitment to advancing electrification, including the upcoming assembly of a new three-row battery electric SUV tailored for the U.S. market.

Governor Andy Beshear praised Toyota’s contributions: “Toyota’s ongoing commitment to our community and workforce is commendable. Their investment in innovation and employee development ensures ongoing prosperity for Kentucky.”

As a cornerstone of Toyota’s North American operations since 1986, the Georgetown plant has been pivotal in producing iconic Toyota vehicles, including America’s best-selling passenger car, the Camry, for 22 consecutive years.


About Toyota

Toyota (NYSE) has been an integral part of North American culture for over 65 years, pioneering sustainable mobility through its Toyota and Lexus brands and supporting a network of more than 1,800 dealerships. With over 63,000 employees across 12 manufacturing plants, Toyota has engineered nearly 47 million cars and trucks. The forthcoming 13th plant in North Carolina will further bolster Toyota’s commitment to producing automotive batteries for electrified vehicles by 2025.

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