Toyota announced its one millionth truck assembled in their Texas assembly plant. The one millionth truck was a 2014 Toyota Tundra, Sunset Bronze Mica colored, 1794 Edition. The event was celebrated by the 2,800 local workers who build Tundra and Tacoma at the facility.
(The 1794 Edition Tundra is in recognition of the ranch, which was founded in 1794, where the Toyota truck plant is located.)
Read about the Toyota Tundra 1794 Edition (here).
“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 qu ality are built into every one of them.”
It’s been nearly a decade since the Texas Toyota Truck plant opened and they will celebrate their anniversary in the fall of 2013.
Here are some interesting facts about American made Toyota trucks:
“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. 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.
Production at the plant began in October 2006 with the Tundra. Tacoma production was added in the summer of 2010.
21 on-site suppliers, who employ 2,900, have had a big hand in ensuring that quality, durability and reliability are built into every truck.” – – Toyota USA Media
Check out our review video of the 2014 Toyota Tundra!