Toyota Alabama to Build i-FORCE Engine Line for New Tacoma

The new engine line furthers Toyota’s commitment to diversified powertrains that align with customer demand.

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Toyota Alabama announced the start of production on its i-FORCE 2.4-liter turbo engine line for the all-new Tacoma, powered by a previous investment of $222 million.

“The completion of the i-FORCE 2.4-liter turbo engine line marks a significant milestone for Toyota Alabama and further supports job stability for our 2,000 employees,” said Jason Puckett, president of Toyota Alabama. “Now, with Tacoma offering a hybrid option, every line at our plant includes engines for hybrid vehicles. It’s our team and their skills that have paved the way for this plant to play a critical role in Toyota’s electrified future.”

Globally, Toyota continues to go big in its commitment to carbon-reducing and carbon-neutral products, with plans to invest more than $70 billion in vehicle electrification through 2030.

The i-FORCE 2.4-liter turbo engine line marks the plant’s sixth building expansion and brings Toyota Alabama’s total investment to $1.5 billion. In 2023, the plant achieved record production, assembling more than 777,000 engines for Toyota vehicles manufactured in North America. The plant produces four- and six-cylinder engines for popular Toyota vehicles such as the Tundra, Sequoia, Corolla, Corolla Cross, Tacoma, Highlander, Sienna and RAV4.

The new line demonstrates Toyota’s commitment to long-term employment and the success of its operational communities. Last year, Toyota announced two key initiatives: a $49 million solar array, in partnership with Huntsville Utilities and Toyota Tsusho, to supply more than 70% of Toyota Alabama’s energy needs when completed; and grants of up to $6.7 million to help prepare Huntsville City Schools’ students for future STEM careers. The grants are part of Toyota USA Foundation’s Driving Possibilities initiative and will fund a five-year phased rollout of programming in select schools.

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