DETROIT -- Toyota Motor Manufacturing North America is spending an extra $50 million to add production capacity at its San Antonio plant, which is still under construction.
The investment will add capacity to assemble 50,000 more vehicles per year, bringing the plant's potential total output to 200,000 annually when it opens at the end of 2006.
With the extra capacity, the plant will now cost $850 million. It will produce the Toyota Tundra full-sized pickup.
The automaker says it has not decided if the increase in production capacity means it will hire more workers. It said it would hire 2,000 employees when the plant was announced in 2003.
Toyota says adding capacity while the plant is still under construction is more efficient than after it is completed.