Toyota moves Tacoma production from Texas to Mexico

Toyota moves Tacoma production from Texas to Mexico

January 18, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

Toyota was silent about the next generation of Sequoia, but that silence was broken today when the company announced plans to “coordinate production in North America based on platforms and common architectures.”

The Princeton plant will cease production of the current Sequoia by 2022, as the company will focus on mid-size crossovers and minivans such as the Highlander, Highlander Hybrid and Sienna. However, Sequoia will not disappear, as the production will be transferred to the company’s plant in San Antonio, Texas.

While Toyota did not talk about it, the updated Sequoia will go into production in 2022. It will be built along with the next generation Tundra, as the Texas plant will now focus on full-size body and frame trucks and SUVs.

As part of this new direction, the San Antonio, Texas plant will cease production of Tacoma by the end of 2021. Since the plant’s capacity will remain at 208,000 units per year, Toyota seems to be counting on higher sales of Tundra and Sequoia. The company indicated that the company will not lose jobs in the US, as Sequoia compensates for the production of Tacoma.

Little is known about them, but previous reports suggested that the Tundra could be introduced later this year. Rumors have shown that the truck may receive a hybrid version, equipped with a 3.5-liter turbocharged V6 engine, as well as an electric motor and a lithium-ion battery. This can give the model a power of about 450 hp. (336 kW / 456 hp) and a torque of 677 Nm.