Everything is bigger in Texas so it’s only fitting that one of the largest Fullsize trucks on the road today, the Toyota Tundra, are built right in the Toyota Texas plant in the city of San Antonio, Texas. Earlier this morning, the Toyota Texas plant welcomed its one millionth truck to roll out of the factory since it first broke ground nearly a decade ago.
The milestone took place as a brilliant Sunset Bronze Mica colored Toyota Tundra 1794 Edition rolled off the assembly line becoming the one millionth truck to be built at the plant. The new 1794 Edition Tundra is a tribute to the ranch that was founded in 1794, on which the truck plant sits. Texas and trucks go together like milk and cookies or salt and pepper so it’s no surprise the Texas plant builds both the Tundra and the very popular Tacoma trucks.
“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 Toyota Texas plant has built enough trucks that if you took all one million of the trucks that they’ve built since they began producing the Tundra in 2006 and the Tacoma in 2010, they would stretch all the way from the Alamo in Texas to Honolulu, Hawaii, a distance of approximately 3,700 miles.
Although Toyota is a Japanese automaker, the 2014 Toyota Tundra is among Toyota’s most American vehicle ever. Styling was completed by Calty Design Research centers in Newport Beach, California and Ann Arbor, Michigan and on top of that, it was engineered by the Toyota Technical Center which is also in Ann Arbor. Not only that but, Toyota’s V6 and V8 engines for all Tacomas and Tundras are manufactured at their Huntsville, Alabama engine plant while all transmissions are manufactured in Durham, North Carolina.
The Toyota Tundra has arguably become one of the most American trucks, especially considering they are built by hard working Americans for other hard working Americans.