Lexus to Build ES 300h Hybrid Sedans in Kentucky

Lexus ES Manufacturing in Kentucky

Lexus will begin building the ES 300h hybrid sedan alongside the standard ES 350 at their assembly line in Georgetown, Kentucky, starting in May. Expected capacity is 12,000 units a year.

Adding hybrid capability for the ES sedan (and the Toyota RAV4) will cost approximately $7 billion USD, and is part of a greater $13 billion investment by Toyota in North American manufacturing over the next five years.

Toyota’s Kentucky vehicle plant is the company’s largest manufacturing facility in the world, with 8,000 employees building the Toyota Camry, Camry Hybrid, Avalon, Avalon Hybrid and Lexus ES models with an annual capacity of 550,000 vehicles.