BLUE SPRINGS, MS – Toyota announced the 2012-MY Corolla has begun production at the company’s plant in Blue Springs, Miss., the Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Mississippi, facility.

According to the automaker, the $800 million plant has capacity to produce up to 150,000 vehicles.

Toyota said its Buffalo, W. Va., engine plant is supplying all engines for Corolla production at TMMMS. The cylinder heads and blocks for those engines are produced at Toyota’s Bodine Aluminum castings plants, which are located in Troy, Mo., and Jackson, Tenn.