Where are Toyota’s Trucks Designed?

September 27th, 2016 by

As a proud Texan and Toyota fan, you already know that the Toyota Tacoma and Toyota Tundra are assembled in San Antonio. Toyota has been investing in American manufacturing since the 1980s, and currently has five plants where parts and components are made, and five where finished vehicles are put together.

But what about the stuff that really makes a vehicle? Sure, workers in the United States follow a blueprint, hammer out the pieces, and put them together — but the soul of a truck is in its design and engineering. That side of production happens in America, too!

The Tundra and Tacoma were both designed at CALTY Design Research, Inc. in Michigan, where their final production designs were hashed out alongside the engineers at the Toyota Technical Center.

In fact, CALTY has been designing vehicles in the United States since 1973 — a decade before Toyota's first domestic manufacturing plant was built. The iconic 1978 Toyota Celica sports coupe was designed there, at CALTY's original El Segundo, CA studio.

How many models in our new inventory were designed in Michigan? The latest-generation Avalon, Camry, Highlander, and RAV4, just to name a few. Visit Everett Toyota of Paris to put American design, engineering, and manufacturing to the test.

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