LEXINGTON, Ky.--May 10--Toyota's Georgetown facility took a dive in an annual ranking of North American auto assembly plants, based on the quality of vehicles built there.
Then the president of Toyota Motor Corp. seemed to toss salt in the wound.
Asked about the low ranking by J.D. Power and Associates, Hiroshi Okuda said it shows the cars his company makes in Japan are better than those it makes in the United States.
Okuda said the Power study shows Toyota's Lexus luxury line -- built entirely in Japan -- had fewer defects than other brands, according to USA Today.
By contrast, Toyota Camrys -- 80 percent of which are built at Georgetown -- were …