Toyota, now the sole owner of the Czech plant previously shared with PSA, still assembles the 108 and C1.
It’s done, the Japanese manufacturer Toyota has just taken full control of the plant it shared with the PSA group in Kolin, Czech Republic. The former joint venture founded in 2002 under the name Toyota Peugeot Citroën Automobile (TPCA) was renamed Toyota Motor Manufacturing Czech Republic (TMMCZ) on January 1st.
It is from this production center that the Peugeot 107 and 108, Citroën C1 and Toyota Aygo have been coming out since 2005, which share almost everything except their design and whose second and current generation was launched in 2014. Toyota is therefore in charge of its own. ‘assemble small French city dwellers in addition to his now. But the 108 and C1 are coming to the end of their career and it is possible that they will not be replaced.
The soon to be Czech Yaris
In the course of this year, Toyota will start producing the Yaris in Kolin to meet the growing demand for this model, also assembled in France. The firm has invested more than 4 billion crowns (around 153 million euros) in its Czech factory to build vehicles based on its TNGA architecture.
“Our commitment to the Kolin plant demonstrates Toyota’s philosophy of producing cars where we sell them, and our long-term industrial presence in Europe,” said Johan van Zyl, CEO of Toyota Europe.
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