Toyota to move Tacoma truck production to MexicoChristian Fernsby ▼ | January 17, 2020
Toyota Motor said today it will move production of its Tacoma truck from the United States to Mexico.
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Toyota will shift production of the Sequoia in 2022 to Texas and that plant will end production of the Tacoma by late 2021.
Toyota has been building Tacoma trucks at its Baja California plant in Mexico since 2004. Last month, Toyota’s Guanajuato plant began assembly of the Tacoma.
Toyota said its production capacity for the Tacoma in Mexico will be about 266,000 per year. Last year, the automaker sold nearly 249,000 Tacoma pickup trucks in the United States, up 1.3%.
Toyota said the product moves were to “improve the operational speed, competitiveness and transformation at its North American vehicle assembly plants based on platforms and common architectures.” ■