Toyota Texas production plant in San Antonio, which specializes in making pickup trucks, is celebrating a major milestone as the one millionth truck rolls off the production line. Toyota Texas produces the Tacoma and Tundra trucks.
The millionth milestone car is a Sunset Bronze Mica colored 1794 Edition Tundra. As a tribute to the plant, or rather the ranch on which the plant is built, Toyota launched the 1794 Edition Tundra, as the ranch was founded in 1794. It is almost as old as America.
Toyota has been rather clever setting up shop deep in the heart of Texas, the most truck-loving state, to build their pickups using local workforce. One would think back in the day it is a dumb idea to try and convince the Texans they should buy a Japanese truck instead of the American models. But Toyota’s legendary build quality and the value they offered won the day.
“We are grateful for our loyal customers across North America who tell us they love driving Texas-built Tacomas and Tundras,” said Chris Nielsen, president of Toyota Texas. “It makes me incredibly proud of our team members and 21 on-site suppliers every time I see one of our trucks on the road knowing that safety and quality are built into every one of them.”
The redesigned 2014 Tundra is among Toyota’s most American vehicle ever. Styling was completed by Calty Design Research centers in Newport Beach, Calif., and Ann Arbor, Mich.; and it was engineered by the Toyota Technical Center, also in Ann Arbor. What’s more, the V6 and V8 engines for all Tacomas and Tundras are manufactured at Toyota’s Huntsville, Ala., engine plant; all transmissions are manufactured in Durham, N.C.