Tacomas are produced at the NUMMI (New United Motor Manufacturing, Inc.) joint-venture facility in Fremont, California.
NUMMI began producing a truck, originally called the Hilux, in 1991. Four years later, the Hilux was redesigned and re-named the Tacoma. NUMMI now produces over 163,000 Tacomas a year.
NUMMI builds 17 models of the award-winning Tacoma, including a PreRunner Double Cab, 4x4 Double Cab, 4x2 Xtracab, PreRunner Xtracab, 4x4 Xtracab, S-Runner, 4x2 Regular Cab, PreRunner Regular Cab and 4x4 Regular Cab
Truck Assembly went through many changes in preparation for the redesigned 2005 Tacoma, which launched in September 2004. Many major transformations to the plant took place, probably the most NUMMI has experienced in our 20 years of existence - costing millions of dollars in new equipment and training.
The 2005 Tacoma pickup truck is bigger (nearly 5 inches longer and over 5 inches wider) and offers more safety features and strength than previous generations. It also offers more selection, with 18 different model configurations (cab, drivetrain, engine and transmission) and many new features. There’s more passenger room, cargo volume and towing capacity than before.
The truck assembly line is about a half a mile long. At full capacity, NUMMI produces over 300 trucks per shift, or one every 85 seconds. We only stamp parts for the cab at NUMMI. Frames are delivered every hour from Stockton and beds come daily from Baja, California. The beds come pre-assembled and pre-painted and are sent to assembly in the proper color sequence to be added to a matching cab.
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