Factory steps up exclusive production of two new engines, starting in 2022 Tundra
Posted: October 18, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. EDT|Update: 51 minutes ago
HUNTSVILLE, Ala., October 18, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Working with state and community leaders, Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Alabama (TMMAL) hosted an event to celebrate the first of Toyota’s latest engine products for the all-new 2022 Tundra to roll off the production line. These new engines, a hybrid electric twin-turbo V6 engine and the gasoline twin-turbo V6 engine, usher in the next era of assembled powertrains in Huntsville.
Toyota’s new twin-turbo V6 engine lineup was part of a $ 288 million investment which also added 450 new jobs. This represented the largest hiring requirement in Toyota Alabama history, bringing the plant’s total number of jobs to 1,800. Completion of this project – originally announced in February 2019 – marked Toyota Alabama’s fifth expansion. Toyota Alabama the total cumulative investment is $ 1.2 billion and now claims an annual displacement of 900,000.
Toyota Alabama is the sole producer of the two engine models for Tundra 2022 in North America, creating long-term job stability for the plant’s 1,800 workers.
“The members of our team in Alabama recognize the trust Toyota places in us as we are the only plant selected to manufacture the engines for the all-new Tundra, âsaid Jason Puckett, president of Toyota Alabama. âThe launch of the new twin-turbo V6 lineup and the celebration of our 20th anniversary here is a reminder of how fortunate we are to have such incredible team members who have made Toyota Alabama the ‘Engine Capital of the World’.
At 142 yards, the two twin-turbo V6 engine options for the 2022 Tundra are built on Toyota’s longest engine lineup in North America. The V6 Turbo range will produce a new engine every 58 seconds, with a production capacity of 18,000 engines per month. These additional engines bring the total production capacity of Toyota Alabama engines to 900,000 engines per year.
The all-new 2022 Tundra will go on sale later this year. The standard 3.5L i-FORCE biturbo produces up to 389 horsepower and 479 lb-ft. of couple. The i-FORCE MAX powertrain develops 437 horsepower and 583 lb-ft. of torque, making it the most powerful engine in the Toyota lineup.
âOver the past 20 years, our state and Toyota Motor Manufacturing Alabama have shared a mutually beneficial relationship that has created remarkable results for Alabamians,â said the governor. Kay ivey noted. “Toyota $ 288 million the investment to produce the all-new twin-turbo V6 engine continues to demonstrate that Alabama is not only open for business, but the best place to do business. “
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