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Toyota shifting pickup production to Mexico, no US jobs lost

4 years 1 month 1 week ago Friday, January 17 2020 Jan 17, 2020 January 17, 2020 3:22 PM January 17, 2020 in News - AP Texas Headlines

PRINCETON, Indiana (AP) - Toyota will stop making its Tacoma small pickup in San Antonio next year as it shifts production to Mexico. But the company says no U.S. jobs will be lost. To make up for the lost work, the San Antonio plant will build the Sequoia large SUV. Its 3,200 jobs will be preserved. Currently the Tacoma and full-size Tundra pickups are built in San Antonio, and the Tacoma also is produced at a factory in Baja California, Mexico. Late last year a Toyota plant in Mexico also began building Tacomas. Tacoma production in San Antonio will wind down in late 2021, and Sequoia production will start in 2022.

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