Friday, December 12, 2008

Middle East car dealerships order 15,000 Toyota Sequoia SUVs

Toyota plant lands $675 million contract

A Christmas angel has shined on Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana (TMMI) big time, to the tune of an overseas order for 15,000 Sequoia SUVs.

The order, for car dealerships in the Middle East, totals between $650 million to $750 million.

Kelly Dillon, Toyota's manager of public affairs and purchasing, confirmed the order.

She said officials of Gulf Coast Cooperative, which represents six of the nine different independent auto companies in the countries wanting the vehicles, recently visited the Toyota operation in Gibson County to assess the quality of the Sequoia.

I can't imagine why they would choose the Toyota over something from the Big 3.

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