After going online in 2006, Toyota's San Antonio, Texas truck plant has just built its one-millionth vehicle, the 2014 Tundra 1794 Edition you see above. The plant originally focused on just the Tundra pickup, but the smaller Tacoma started rolling off the line there in 2010, as well.

Fittingly, the 1794 Edition (a new premium trim level for 2014) pays homage to the property on which the Toyota plant now resides – a ranch that was founded in 1794. Scroll down for the official press release for the plant's milestone, and be sure to check out the full gallery of Tundra 1794 Edition images as well.
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A Million and Counting Toyota Texas Produces One Millionth Truck

SAN ANTONIO, Texas (September 18, 2013) – It's been said that the stars at night are big and bright, deep in the heart of Texas.

However, today in San Antonio, Toyota trucks are shining bright.

This morning, the 2,800 team members at Toyota Texas, on the city's South Side, celebrated the milestone of assembling the plant's one millionth truck – a Sunset Bronze Mica colored, 1794 Edition Tundra - with one thing in mind: satisfied customers.

"We are grateful for our loyal customers across North America who tell us they love driving Texas-built Tacomas and Tundras," said Chris Nielsen, president of Toyota Texas. "It makes me incredibly proud of our team members and 21 on-site suppliers every time I see one of our trucks on the road knowing that safety and quality are built into every one of them."

Toyota Texas produces the Tacoma and Tundra trucks and will celebrate its 10 year anniversary since groundbreaking this fall. The new 1794 Edition Tundra is a tribute to the ranch, founded in 1794, on which the truck plant is located.

Some notable facts and stats about Toyota Texas and the one millionth truck milestone:

-If you lined up the one million trucks Toyota Texas has produced, it would stretch approximately 3,700 miles; or approximately from The Alamo to Honolulu, Hawaii.
-The redesigned 2014 Tundra is among Toyota's most American vehicle ever. Styling was completed by Calty Design Research centers in Newport Beach, Calif., and Ann Arbor, Mich.; and it was engineered by the Toyota Technical Center, also in Ann Arbor.
-V6 and V8 engines for all Tacomas and Tundras are manufactured at Toyota's Huntsville, Ala., engine plant; all transmissions are manufactured in Durham, N.C.
-Production at the plant began in October 2006 with the Tundra. Tacoma production was added in the summer of 2010.
-21 on-site suppliers, who employ 2,900, have had a big hand in ensuring that quality, durability and reliability are built into every truck.

Explore the tradition and experience the innovation behind the best trucks in the world. Free weekday plant tours at Toyota are available to the public. Please visit www.ToyotaTexas.com for more information.


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      Avinash Machado
      • 1 Year Ago
      I guess most of the trucks were Tacomas.
      MAX
      • 1 Year Ago
      A "mock air vent" on top the grille to make it go faster! ROFL
      Diz
      • 1 Year Ago
      Proving that there are at least one million clueless truck owners on planet earth.
        dukeisduke
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Diz
        That million isn't just Tundras, it's Tacomas, too. I'll bet they build more Tacomas than Tundras.
          • 1 Year Ago
          @dukeisduke
          [blocked]
      MAX
      • 1 Year Ago
      Several years ago some pundit said buying a Toyota or Nissan fullsize pickup was like going to France or Italy and ordering hotel room service. Since then American trucks have pulled further away from the Tundra. US Today has a rating system based on all the car reviews averaged together, sort of a "538 blog" for cars and the Tundra is 5th behind Ram, F150, Sierra, and Silverado. Consumer Reports just had a face off for best fullsize truck between Chevy and Ram. Clearly the Toyota is an alsoran. The barley improved 2014 should be called the "White Flag" edition. You have to really hate America to buy one of these ugly trucks with badly designed bed bouncing frames and a tailgate that can't be used for a load platform.
        mchica
        • 1 Year Ago
        @MAX
        How does one "hate America" when they are buying a truck that is built here?
          MAX
          • 1 Year Ago
          @mchica
          By supporting the Japanese government backed infrastructure that attacked our middleclass. If one accounts for Profit Margin: Where the automaker's global headquarters is located Labor: Where the car is assembled Research and Development Inventory, Capital, and Other Expenses: Location of assembly Engine and Transmission: Location of production Body, Interior, Chassis, Electrical, and Other: Location of production Then the Tundra still comes out behind GM and Ram even with some of their trucks are being made in Mexico. F150 is 87.5% US content GMC/Chevy is 83.5% US content Ram is 83.5% US content Tundra is 78.5% US content Titan is 59% US content The factor in that the Mexicans and Canadians buy a lot of American vehicles while Japan has de facto closed market that even export powerhouse had to withdraw from than one has conclude buying this mediocre at best gas pig of a truck is an anti-American act
          MAX
          • 1 Year Ago
          @mchica
          Here's the link to Toyota being less American even with GM and Ram's Mexican production and Canadian parts accounted for. These Japanese barnd vehicles are a whole less American if you count white collar workers, R&D, contractors and such. http://kogodnow.com/autoindex/ BTW, this is an academic study not one from a vendor like cars.com
          • 1 Year Ago
          @mchica
          [blocked]
        clquake
        • 1 Year Ago
        @MAX
        http://www.nhtsa.gov/Laws+&+Regulations/Part+583+American+Automobile+Labeling+Act+(AALA)+Reports 2013 shows Ford F150 75%, Toyota Tundra 75%. I don't think 2014 models have all reported yet.
      brandon
      • 1 Year Ago
      But, but, but.......Them there foreign car makers don't make no cars in the US of A. That's why we had to save them there domestic car craponies or the auto business would have ceased to exist. At least that's what all the idiots keep telling me.
        mitytitywhitey
        • 1 Year Ago
        @brandon
        Don't call the voices in your head idiots. They are the only ones that truly understand you.
        Brandon
        • 1 Year Ago
        @brandon
        Ford also sells about the same amount of trucks in a year compared to Toyota finally making their one millionth truck at this plant, and this plant has been open since 2006. That's telling you something isn't it.
        MAX
        • 1 Year Ago
        @brandon
        You must be from Dumd#ukis#an Tea Party
          scion_tc
          • 1 Year Ago
          @MAX
          yonomo's just mad because the Tea Party points out how Detroit and the UAW is bankrupting this country.
        Alfonso T. Alvarez
        • 1 Year Ago
        @brandon
        Wow - you make so many ludicrous comments here I don't know where to start! The fact is that you and many others really don’t have a basic understanding of why it is important to have a domestic auto industry, and why EVERY country in the world wants to achieve this. You can talk all you want about how some of the foreign cars are built here, but the true value of a domestic auto industry is the sheer level of technical capabilities that this entails. And I have been in virtually every R&D center of both the foreign and domestic OEM's and a majority of their tier one suppliers in both North America and Europe - the foreign OEM's (and suppliers) do the vast majority of their true development in their home countries - that is why every country works hard to develop and NURTURE their own auto industry - it is the key to a middle class lifestyle and leads to numerous opportunities for other types of industry to develop and thrive. If the economy wasn't in the toilet thanks to Wall Street, this wouldn't have even been on the table. If Chrysler went down in a normal economy, it would be at least tolerable to absorb the workers at Chrysler, various suppliers and their dependent economy (you know, Elmer the butcher et al). And GM would have been able to obtain financing. But we were NOT IN A NORMAL ECONOMY and this could not be allowed to happen – the banks would not have financed ANY large bankruptcy. There is also a very good chance that GM would not have had to go bankrupt as many of their much improved products were starting to launch and would be launching shortly afterward. Those of you who doubt this are just hiding your heads in the sand and believing your own hyperbole. Get over it - you are in the minority on this one. There were so many jobs on the line here that it is the height of arrogance to suggest that this would be fine. Many countries supported (and some in Europe still are) their own domestic auto industries during the recession. A tremendous number of people from all walks of life suffered and are still suffering because of Wall Street and their global brethren. It is high time all of you understand this and get over your petty, ludicrous comments of "Government Motors" and the rest of your clueless comments that you repeat like trained parrots. The real issue here was to stop the hemorrhaging of our economy and the real possibility of the loss of our middle class and deal with the true problem - the out of control financial community!! Maybe you enjoyed having your 401K's and the value of your homes tanking, but I was not too happy about it. There are also a great many smart, hardworking people who have worked tirelessly to right the ships that were listing all over our economy. Going to ridiculous extremes of letting entire segments disappear along with the technical capabilities that are absolutely essential to continuing our way of life would have been just plain idiotic.
          mchica
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Alfonso T. Alvarez
          Copy and Paste much?
          brandon
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Alfonso T. Alvarez
          What mchica said. I'm sick and tired of hearing this "not a normal economy" crap. Or this "domestic production would have ceased to exist." It's just a BS lie. You have no proof of such. In fact, they went though bankruptcy AFTER taking the bailouts. It was going to happen regardless. You points about every country needing a domestic auto chain is just a fallacy too. You completely ignore, if we did go to war, not that we will(an actual war, not that crap we have been wasting money on that like 1/4 century.), the "foreign" auto facilities ON FONKING AMERICAN SOIL will have their resources diverted to production for the war. Also, that completely ignores the fact that FORD DIDN"T TAKE ANY ACTUAL GOVERNMENT MONEY(at least not directly anyway). So please either come up with a valid argument or just keep your mouth shut. I don't need talking points that are BS made up excuses that only exist to make us feel all "patriotic" inside.
        Brandon
        • 1 Year Ago
        @brandon
        "craponies", how original.
      Jesus!
      • 1 Year Ago
      Pales in comparison to what Ford sells every year.
        scion_tc
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Jesus!
        So what are Ford's global truck sales compared to Toyota/HINO/Dahitsu?
          scion_tc
          • 1 Year Ago
          @scion_tc
          Yes yonomo, Are you that stupid? The Tundras being built in that factory are exported to Canada, Mexico . . .
          Jesus!
          • 1 Year Ago
          @scion_tc
          Are we talking about other countries? Lets stay on topic please.
          • 1 Year Ago
          @scion_tc
          [blocked]
      MAX
      • 1 Year Ago
      FRAME: "The frame is clearly one of GM’s strengths – the truck is rated to haul more, and the frame is largely responsible for this. There’s also the well documented “bed bounce” issue that some people are experiencing on their Tundras. When Toyota re-designs the Tundra, we hope they use a frame that’s more comparable to the GM and Ford products. WINNER: GM. Years of truck experience building trucks can definitely come in handy." http://www.tundraheadquarters.com/blog/tundra-vs-sierra-silverado-part-one-mechanicals/ Don't take Max's word for Toyota's failed frame design, just go to "Tundraheadquarters" fanboi website
        scion_tc
        • 1 Year Ago
        @MAX
        Lol yonomo, you pathetic
        mchica
        • 1 Year Ago
        @MAX
        Don't forget Winner: Mexico, where a portion of GM trucks are built. Hint: Mexico is not part of the US like Texas is.
          MAX
          • 1 Year Ago
          @mchica
          Even counting the trucks GM builds in Mexico, the GM and Ram trucks have a higher American content than this Toyota obsolete truck by 83.5% to 78.5%. Now also take into account that Mexico buys a lot of American cars and Japan has a de facto closed market that even export powerhouse Hyundai withdrew from. BTW, the F150 has the highest American content of any truck.
      normc32
      • 1 Year Ago
      GM and Ford can do that individually in what, three years?
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        normc32
        • 1 Year Ago
        Yeah, C-channel frame. She can get very floppy in some youtube videos.
          mchica
          • 1 Year Ago
          @normc32
          Floppy like a Buick? or is that Flabby?
          scion_tc
          • 1 Year Ago
          @normc32
          Yes, C-channel frame, just like the Ford Superduty has. BTW, look up harmonic resonance. You can make the Ford frame wiggle just like Ford made the Toyota wiggle if you get the harmonics just right.
          marv.shocker
          • 1 Year Ago
          @normc32
          It's SUPPOSED to flex for ride comfort, idiot. The Sears Tower in Chicago flexes all over the place in high winds...that sure as sh*t doesn't mean it's not strong.
          jz78817
          • 1 Year Ago
          @normc32
          marv, look up "fatigue" as it pertains to metals. *Some* flex and/or twist is to be expected from a ladder frame. What the Tundra does is just absurd.
          GreaseMonkeySRT
          • 1 Year Ago
          @normc32
          Marv, I think you have just proven how utterly dumb you are.
          GreaseMonkeySRT
          • 1 Year Ago
          @normc32
          Just for the record, truck frames or even car unibodies are not designed to flex for ride comfort. Then comparing it as being a sound argument based on the environment a skyscraper lives in has got to be one of the most laughable comments I've ever read on autoblog.
          • 1 Year Ago
          @normc32
          [blocked]
          wilkegm
          • 1 Year Ago
          @normc32
          It's no good on youtube. Fortunately I don't haul youtube loads or pull youtube trailers.
      owen brown
      • 1 Year Ago
      Love my 2013 Tundra ,wish I had waited for this 2014 model. Keep producing awesome Trucks Toyota. Good job :-)
        MAX
        • 1 Year Ago
        @owen brown
        Just put a J.C. Whitney grille on it and you'' ll be good to go. Funny how Manny, Moe, Jack and J.C. are Toyota's design consultants
          owen brown
          • 1 Year Ago
          @MAX
          It's funny how many people come on this blog talking BS. I've been in construction since 1997 so there is very little you can tell me about Trucks but hey,go ahead and get your little panty in a bunch.
          marv.shocker
          • 1 Year Ago
          @MAX
          Wow. You really are an idiot.
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        scion_tc
        • 1 Year Ago
        Yes MAX, not a single shitewas given about YOU and your opinions.
          MAX
          • 1 Year Ago
          @scion_tc
          I bet you get butthurt everytime you get in that Scion junkbox
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      Paul
      • 1 Year Ago
      I took the 2014 Tundra 1794 for a Test Drive. I was just curious about it. Real nice high quality vehicle. No real complaints really. I think it is capable truck. Most folks are buying them based on Toyota reputation for reliability and quality. Obviously, the low MPG with the 5.7L is probably the number one reason they are not selling in larger numbers.
        scion_tc
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Paul
        Funny how people forget the 500+ factory supercharger options for the tundra.
          jz78817
          • 1 Year Ago
          @scion_tc
          funny how toyota needs bolt-ons to be competitive.
          scion_tc
          • 1 Year Ago
          @scion_tc
          500 hp +
          scion_tc
          • 1 Year Ago
          @scion_tc
          lol, poor yonomo78817, that's really lame. Too bad your UAW shitbox would exploded with piston slap if you strapped on a supercharger.
          • 1 Year Ago
          @scion_tc
          [blocked]
        wilkegm
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Paul
        Funny that when you compare FE numbers for the 5.7 Tundra, 2012 Hemi Ram, and the EB F150, the numbers are much closer than the EPA ratings. There are no figures up for 5.0 Fords or GM trucks newer than 06 (weird).
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