Toyota completes the new research and development facility in Japan
Toyota has completed work on the central section of its new research and development facility, named Toyota Technical Center Shimoyama, located in a mountainous area straddling the cities of Toyota and Okazaki.
This section, which primarily features a winding country road test course, will begin partial operations last weekend.
By opening this new proving ground in a location approximately 30 minutes from its Toyota City Head Office, the company is intensifying its dedication to further raise the bar in terms of driving performance, environmental friendliness, and safety to build the cars of the future.
Toyota plans to invest a total of around 300 billion yen in the new facility up to its full-scale opening in fiscal year 2023, and is continuing to acquire the necessary sites and build a wide range of test facilities.
After completion, some 3,300 people should be employed at the site.