CARMEL, Calif. -- Toyota is considering expanding pickup production capacity at its San Antonio plant.
"Dealers are telling us they could sell more Tacomas and Tundras," Toyota Division General Manager Bill Fay said. "We are evaluating our footprint and capacity."
Toyota can produce a combined 250,000 Tundra full-sized and Tacoma compact pickups in San Antonio, running two shifts plus overtime and Saturdays, Fay said. Toyota's knockdown assembly plant in Tijuana, Mexico, can add another 50,000 Tacomas, but many of those trucks go to Mexico and Canada.
Assembly line tweaks could add about 7,000 units at each plant, Fay said. But that might not be enough.
Toyota launched a redesigned Tundra last summer. The powertrains were carried over, but Toyota upgraded the interior, added content and retuned the suspension.