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Monday, 18 October 2021 18:53

Toyota Alabama's Future is Electrified, Turbocharged

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Together with state and community leaders, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Alabama (TMMAL) held an event to celebrate the first of Toyota's latest engine products for the all-new 2022 Tundra to come off the production line.

These new engines, a hybrid electric powered twin-turbo V6 engine and the gas-powered twin-turbo V6 engine, usher in the next era of powertrains being assembled in Huntsville, AL.

 

Toyota's new twin-turbo V6 engine line was part of a $288 million investment that also added 450 new jobs. That represented the largest hiring need in Toyota Alabama's history, boosting the plant's total employment to 1,800.

 

Completion of this project---originally announced in February 2019---marked the fifth expansion at Toyota Alabama. Toyota Alabama's total cumulative investment is $1.2 billion and now boasts an annual engine capacity of 900,000.

 

Toyota Alabama is the sole producer of both engine models for the 2022 Tundra in North America, creating long-term employment stability for the plant's 1,800 workers.

 

"Our team members in Alabama recognize the confidence and trust Toyota places in us since we are the only plant selected to build engines for the all-new Tundra," said Jason Puckett, president of Toyota Alabama. "Launching the new twin-turbo V6 line and celebrating our 20th anniversary remind us here just how lucky we are to have such incredible team members who have made Toyota Alabama known as 'the engine capital of the world.'"

 

At 142 yards, both of the twin-turbo V6 engine options for the 2022 Tundra are being built on...


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