Toyota announced Monday that it is planning to move its manufacturing to Texas in 2018, to help build up the U.S. auto industry.
Toyota said the move is part of a broader shift to invest in the auto sector and boost its global manufacturing capabilities, as it looks to build on its momentum in China.
The automaker said it is investing $200 million in the plant, located in Texas’ San Marcos region.
Toyotas sales are expected to hit $5.5 trillion in 2021, and Toyota has said it plans to expand production of the Mirai in the United States.
Toyota said it will invest $2 billion in the Mirae plant, in addition to $100 million in expansion projects, in 2019.