PRAGUE (Reuters) -- Toyota and PSA/Peugeot-Citroen's joint factory in the Czech Republic increased production by 8 percent to 219,054 vehicles in 2015, the company which operates the joint venture said.
The joint venture, known as TPCA, builds the Toyota Aygo, Peugeot 108 and Citroen C1 models, according to Automotive News Europe's latest European Plant Assembly Map. The plant exports the majority of its vehicles to western Europe.
The company said in July that it planned to produce more than 220,000 cars last year after boosting production by 38 percent in the first half following the launch of updated versions of the minicars.
Overall, car production in the Czech Republic is expected to have risen to a record of 1.3 million vehicles last year, an industry official said on Thursday.
The car industry is a major driver of the Czech economy, which achieved one of the European Union's fastest growth rates last year, when it expanded by more than 4 percent.