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1M hybrid vehicles in 10 years at the Valenciennes site

In 2021, 83% of TMMF production was hybrid models, the new Yaris Cross represented more than 90%
22/04/2022
On 21 April, 2022, TMMF produced its millionth hybrid/electric car: a Yaris Cross, 4WD, which will be delivered to a French customer in the coming weeks.

First to produce a B-segment hybrid vehicle in Europe

On 10 April 2012, Toyota introduced the 100 % hybrid technology applied to the Yaris. The Valenciennes site became the first European automotive site to produce a hybrid vehicle in the B segment.

With 29,856 vehicles produced in the first year, the hybrid technology quickly conquered the European market. In 2012, 15% of the production was dedicated to hybrid models, increasing to 50% in 2018.

The Yaris 4 and Yaris Cross are equipped with the latest generation of the Toyota hybrid system, with a 1.5-litre petrol engine with three-cylinder Atkinson cycle, to reduce friction and mechanical losses to optimize combustion speed. It thus offers a high torque at low revs and a remarkable sobriety. This is how the Yaris has gained power (from 100 to 116 hp) while reducing its CO2 emissions thanks to a consumption reduction of 20%.

“The share of hybrid models is set to grow to 100% in the near future. Hybrid technology, of which the Toyota Group is a pioneer, has been a real asset for our site for 10 years now. It is an integral part of our electrification strategy and will remain at the heart of our business for years to come.”

Jim Crosbie, President of Toyota Motor Manufacturing France

Green, clean and lean

Producing clean vehicles on a clean site has always been a leitmotiv for TMMF. Designed on the concept "green, clean and lean factory of the 21st century"? THE Valenciennes site constantly aims for the highest environmental performance. After achieving 100% waste recovery in 2007, being autonomous in industrial water for the production of Yaris and Yaris Cross and using  100% green energy, TMMF aims for carbon neutrality in 2030 and zero CO2 emissions in 2040.

Toyota Motor Manufacturing France employs approx. 5000 people and currently produces nearly 1250 cars/ day in 3 shifts for the European market.