Toyota has announced plans to begin producing a gasoline-electric hybrid version of the Camry in late 2006 in Kentucky.
The Japanese automaker says it will have capacity to build about 48-thousand of the environmentally friendly vehicles each year at its Georgetown plant.
It represents Toyota's first hybrid auto production in North America.
Toyota says it plans a 10 million dollar investment in the Georgetown plant, but expects capacity and employment to stay the same.
The plant is 12 miles north of Lexington, and employs about seven thousand workers.