The Toyota assembly plant will be stopping production of the Tacoma in late 2021, but start producing the Toyota Sequoia model in 2022. The plant will continue to assemble the Toyota Tundra.
Officials said it is important for the plant to focus on production of full-size body-on-frame trucks and SUVs. It will continue to assemble the Toyota Tundra and will begin assembly of the Toyota Sequoia starting in 2022.
Production capacity at the facility remains at 208,000 units annually, and last summer, it announced a $391 million new investment for multi-vehicle production capabilities. The facility’s total investment tops $3 billion, with employment of 3,200 workers.
The company said the moves are being made to improve the operational speed, competitiveness and transformation at its North American vehicle assembly plants based on platforms and common architectures.
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