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From eco-cars to gas guzzlers, Toyota adapts to the age of Trump

For some suppliers, paying tariffs is cheaper than moving production

 A Toyota engine assembly line in Huntsville, Alabama. Toyota is one of many companies forced to revisit their plans in the U.S. due to policy shifts under President Trump.   © Reuters

TOKYO/NAGOYA -- Toyota Motor and other Japanese carmakers are being forced to reconsider production plans in the U.S. as President Donald Trump pushes for major trade and environmental shifts in the American auto market.

Toyota quietly issued a press release this summer saying it will produce SUVs instead of the Corolla at a joint plant with Mazda Motor in Alabama, slated to open in 2021. Toyota also decided to produce mid-size pickups instead of Corollas at a Mexico plant coming online in the first half of next year.

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