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Not Delayed: 2022 Toyota Tundra Production Not Impacted by 40 Percent Cutback

See what is in store with 2022 Tundra launch plans in the face of a Toyota worldwide production cutback.

Most of us at this point have heard about the ongoing vehicle shortage. This massive scarcity of cars and trucks and SUVs has had a lasting impact on virtually all brands.

Literally almost no brand-new vehicles. Countrywide. Worldwide.

Sounds pretty bad, does it not?

Toyota 40 percent cutback

2022 Toyota Tundra panoramic moonroof

The world’s leading automaker, Toyota, announced this past week they are forced to reduce their September production worldwide by 40 percent.

Wow. 40 percent. Sounds like a lot, right?

Mainly, there are just not enough computer chips around to finish building these vehicles. Essential computer chips necessary for assembling multimedia systems, braking systems, steering systems, and much more.

There can be dozens of chips located in each car.

Auto manufactures, and now including Toyota, are slowing or shutting down production to play “computer chip catch-up,” so to speak.

To accomplish this objective of a 40 percent total reduction, Toyota will be temporarily shutting down many of their plants. For a short time period.

Every United States plant will be affected.

Well, except for one.

2022 Toyota Tundra Release Date

2022 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro White profile front end

This is the part where things get interesting.

Toyota has a monumental product launch in the works. The 2022 Toyota Tundra will be officially unveiled sometime in the coming weeks or months. Toyota has not announced the launch date yet.

This also means new 2022 Tundra trucks are expected to be shipped to dealerships by the end of the year.

But we have this this computer chip shortage, this vehicle shortage and this sweeping temporary plant shutdown. Will this impact next-gen Toyota Tundra plans?

2022 Toyota Tundra Plans

It seems that Toyota will be keeping one plant open and at full running speed during this next month. The San Antonio plant – home of Toyota Tundra manufacturing.

This is an important time period for Tundra. Normally, Toyota would be finishing its run of 2021 Tundra and beginning to produce the new 2022 Tundra.

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According to Toyota, it appears all efforts are being made to keep this Toyota Tundra plan in motion.

Toyota spokeswoman Melissa Sparks recently told the San Antonio Express News, "In order to meet our production timeline and schedule for the new Tundra, we have to finish up current model production by a certain timeline. If we're delayed because of chip shortages, we can't meet those milestones. So that's the reason we're prioritizing chips for the San Antonio plant.”

If you are a fan of Toyota Tundra, and especially the new 2022 Tundra, this is very good and encouraging news.

Time for your Toyota Tundra Comments

Have you been following the developing news stories about next-gen 2022 Toyota Tundra?

Are you considering purchasing a new Tundra when they are officially available?

Also, do you have a story you would like to share about your recent car-buying plans? Have you made the purchase, or maybe you are still waiting in line for yours to be built?

Thanks for reading everyone. See you next story when I discuss 2022 Tundra reveal date.

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Dan (not verified)    August 31, 2021 - 1:38AM

Yep. I hope to get a new Tundra by Christmas. My wife is hoping to replace her 9 yr old suv as well. Selection of new vehicles is low.

Curt Fritz (not verified)    September 1, 2021 - 5:20PM

SR5 and a Tundra for 22 years. Decided to go with Ford in 2019. Even the (finally) upgraded Tundra appears to already be behind the competition. In truth, the Ford rides way better than my brothers current Tundra and outside of reliability, I can't point to one area where the Tundra is better. Factor in the minimum 5 miles per gallon difference and you're already paying for the extra miles it may go or sell for.

Dan Pierson (not verified)    October 3, 2021 - 9:34PM

I just sold my 2018 F-150 I thought it was overrated. Body panels barely make it through a car wash. The transmission can not handle the power of the engine. When you step the peddle down it sounds like the transmission is about to drop off the chassis. The auto stop feature is horrible. The towing capacity is exaggerated. It barely tows 5000 pounds. My 2010 F150 was Way better.