Moving closer to full capacity, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi has cranked up the volume.
The plant, which rolled out its first car in October, has produced more than 30,000 Corolla sedans since Jan. 1, according to Automotive News.
Now employing some 2,000 employees, TMMMS is expected to reach full capacity sometime this year, which means it will be able to build up to 150,000 cars annually.
The plant is in production mode 244 days a year, which means it will be assembling more than 600 vehicles a day at full capacity.
Through the end of March, Toyota has sold 68,428 Corollas in the U.S., down about 11 percent compared to a year ago. But the current Corolla is set for a model change next year to better compete against a very competitive segment that includes the Ford Focus, Chevy Cruze and Honda Civic.