Toyota lifts 2018 global production plan to record 10.59 mil. units

16:50 | 18/09/2018 Society

Toyota Motor Corp. has raised its group-wide global production plan for 2018 to a record 10.59 million vehicles, a 1.2 percent increase from the previous year, a source close to the matter recently reported.

At a Toyota showroom in Tokyo, Japan

Japan's biggest automaker by volume planned to build 10.40 million vehicles worldwide under the previous plan, down 0.7 percent from 2017.

The figure includes vehicles produced by Toyota's minicar maker Daihatsu Motor Co. and truck maker Hino Motors Ltd. subsidiaries.

Earlier, Toyota Motor Corp. said it would resume operations at all of its assembly plants on Sept. 13, after a plant in Hokkaido was restarted after a strong earthquake resulting in a landslide in Hokkaido, northern Japan last week.