Toyota Motor Corp. may use four-cylinder engines built in China to power the American version of the Toyota Camry sedan.
Toyota's Guanzhou, China, factory would ship engines to the automaker's Camry assembly lines in Japan. Some of those vehicles would be exported to the United States. But this plan likely will not happen for several years, said Yoshi Inaba, Toyota's executive vice president for China operations.
About 6 percent of all U.S.-market Camrys are built in Japan.
Toyota eventually will assemble the Camry in its Guanzhou plant. Inaba said those vehicles would not be exported to the United States before 2010.