Toyota will build new SUV at Alabama plant it's building with Mazda

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Toyota will build new SUV at Alabama plant it's building with Mazda

The Mazda Toyota Manufacturing plant being built in Huntsville will manufacture a yet-to-be-announced SUV for Toyota.

Toyota initially said it would build its Corolla compact sedan at the Huntsville plant - which will be operated in a joint-venture with Mazda - but the automaker has officially scratched those plans.

A Toyota logo is displayed at the 89th Geneva International Motor Show in Geneva, Switzerland March 5, 2019.

In August 2017, Toyota and Mazda announced a collaboration to establish MTMUS, a $1.6 billion joint venture that will assemble up to 300,000 vehicles annually.

Toyota announced on Wednesday that it's revamping its production plans for its yet-to-be built production facility that's now being constructed in Huntsville, Alabama.

Up to 4,000 new jobs will be created and hiring is underway. US new vehicle sales fell 2.2% in the first half of 2019.

Details about the model will be released at a later day, but Toyota referred to the vehicle as a "new, yet-to-be announced SUV".

Mazda Toyota is making changes to what vehicles will be produced at its Huntsville plant.

Among U.S. states, Alabama is already the fifth largest producer of cars and light trucks. As a result, it's possible that Toyota decided there wasn't enough demand to justify having two US plants building the Corolla.

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