The last months of NUMMI
After filing for bankruptcy protection in June 2009, General Motors pulled out of the partnership with Toyota under which cars had been produced at the Fremont NUMMI plant for almost 25 years. In August, Toyota announced it would close the Fremont plant. The last car was built April 1, 2010.
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- 1982: General Motors closes its manufacturing plant in Fremont.
- 1983: Toyota and General Motors agree to produce cars together at the plant.
- December 1984: First car from NUMMI, the Chevrolet Nova.
- 1986: First Toyota from NUMMI, the Corolla FX16.
- 1992: GM closes its Van Nuys plant, making NUMMI the only West Coast auto factory.
- 1993: The partners announce they will continue the deal beyond its original 12-year run.
- June 29, 2009: GM announces it will pull out of the NUMMI partnership.
- Aug. 27, 2009: Toyota announces the plant will close in March.
- Chevrolet Nova, 1984-'88.
- Toyota Corolla FX16, 1986-'88.
- Toyota Corolla sedan, 1988-2010.
3,000,935 made, through '09
- Geo/Chevrolet Prizm, 1988-2001.
Geo nameplate dropped in '98.
- Toyota Hilux compact truck, 1991-1994.
- Toyota Tacoma, 1995-2010.
The redesigned, renamed Hilux.
2,454,336 made, through '09
- Pontiac Vibe, 2002-'09.
- Toyota Voltz, 2002-'04.
Right-hand-drive export to Japan.
Total production through 2009: 7.8 million vehicles
Other Toyota auto plants in U.S.
- Georgetown, Ky. 6,855 workers,
makes Avalon, Camry, Venza.
- Princeton, Ind. 4,300 workers,
makes Sequoia, Sienna, Highlander.
- San Antonio, Texas. 1,850 workers,
- Huntsville, Ala. 860 workers,
- Lafayette, Ind. Under deal with Toyota,
Subaru plant makes Camry.