Toyota Considers Truck Production Changes — Tundra HD?

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Toyota Considers Truck Changes – Tundra HD?

For the second this year, a top ranking executive has talked about the to change their truck With dealer demand customer’s appetite for more configurations and powertrain options, is going to have to do something.


The line for the Tundra and Tacoma is strained. With a need to new, unannounced Tundra out, will the Tacoma be moved again?

It has been many years now Toyota decided to combine the of the Tacoma and Tundra into the one San Texas plant. However, time may be coming to an end. Fay, Toyota division manager recently told “Dealers are telling us they sell more Tacomas and We are evaluating our footprint and capacity.”

Fay on to point out that the San Antonio currently produces 250,000 annually with two shifts, and working Saturdays. It is possible they could add a max of about more units with some production adjustments. that is it. With pickup sales trending upward, increase may not be enough.

Toyota does operate one facility in Tijuana, Mexico builds around 50,000 trucks, however, most of units are sold in Mexico and

Toyota Heavy duty truck

The facts are that if Toyota to meet increased demand for its it is going to have to come up a solution to its capacity problem.

This problem is a big reason why doesn’t offer a lot of different and powertrain options. While Chief Engineer Mike says they are always into more options, he did to the capacity issue as being of the problem in a July 29, 2013 USA article. At that time, he Toyota was considering shifting the production to Mexico and finding to create more “production At that time, Sweers mentioned that pre-orders of the new were strong and they are new “undisclosed additional variants” should boost demand further.

These new additional variants most likely be in an all new Rock package (discontinued in 2013, but to be in planning phases), a heavy model (maybe a 1/2-ton HD  or half ton) and other options like a much about  diesel. Those HD and options had been talked way back in 2007 before the crashed. Now with truck approaching the 2 million per year the business case for building hasn’t been better.

In the end, it seems pretty that Toyota wants to more versions of the Tundra. The it will be built remains to be the If Toyota can figure out the capacity the sky is the limit for new truck models.

Toyota Heavy duty truck
Toyota Heavy duty truck
Toyota Heavy duty truck
Toyota Heavy duty truck

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