Toyota Delays Production At Mexican Plant Until 2020

Toyota has confirmed that production at its scheduled new plant in Mexico will be pushed back to the first half of 2020 rather than 2019 as initially planned.

The automaker originally intended on building the Corolla at the $1 billion Guanajuato plant but last week, announced that the Corolla would instead be built at a new U.S. facility constructed alongside Mazda.

Now, the Mexican facility will build the Toyota Tacoma pickup from 2020.

In a statement to Automotive News, a Toyota spokeswoman said “With the production model change to the Tacoma pickup, the start of production will consequently be in the first half of 2020. However, we will make our utmost effort to advance the timing in order to minimize the impact to suppliers and the local community.”

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  • Navy P. Morroccan ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    I am curious to find out the bold move from Toyota to further halt the production at a Mexico facility has anything to do with the current president’s portfolio of his tax reform per vehicle that will cross America/Mexico border; after all, Toyota is still a Japanese brand that will sell some import vehicles.

    Although, the article insisted Toyota initial plan was to build the Corollas in Mexico, but instead shifted to a new U.S. Toyota factory; however, the wait also concludes the first term of Donald Trump’s presidency in 2020. So this tax reform really raises a flag to escape unwanted taxes Toyota doesn’t want to pay!

  • Socarboy

    I agree that Toyota is most likely waiting out the current US administration concerning imports from Mexico. It will interesting to see how a “Mexican Taco” will be.

    • spinnyd

      Then go check one out at a dealer, Toyota has been building them in Tijuana for years, just not in the numbers that San Antonio does.

    • DM

      Many Tacomas are built in Mexico. I was at a Toyota dealership in San Pedro Garza Garcia, Mexico yesterday looking for one and the salesman said that there was a 2 month waiting list since most of the Tacomas built in Mexico go to the US and a smaller number stay in the country. Upside, Toyota sells the indestructible Hilux in Mexico.

  • Research Janitor

    Scratch the Tacoma from my list of vehicles to consider.

    • Six Thousand Times

      Would you buy a Buick Envision?

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