Photo courtesy of Toyota Motor Corp.

Photo courtesy of Toyota Motor Corp.

Toyota achieved a record year of North American vehicle production in 2016 with more than 2.12 million vehicles built at its North American vehicle assembly plants.

Production volume was up 4.4% over the previous year total of 2.03 million vehicles, according to the automaker.

Toyota's total vehicle production in North America since 1986 has reached more than 30 million. Key reasons of this year’s increased production include low fuel prices, continued stability in the overall economy and strong customer demand for trucks and SUVs, according to the automaker.

Toyota produces 13 models in North America including: Avalon, Camry, Corolla, Highlander, RAV4, Sequoia, Sienna, Tacoma, Tundra, Lexus RX 350, Lexus ES 350, Yaris and Yaris iA. Toyota directly employs more than 44,000 people.