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