Ughhhh... and correct you are based on what I also just confirmed over the last week... I've messed up on ignoring that tidbit and thinking information from a year ago wouldn't change. In fact not only that, but there's more to this too with other models.It should be MY2024, production shows starting as Q1 of 24 at Guanajuato.
My guy at CALTY saw the clay proposal for what is the next 4Runner 15-16 months ago and said it was pretty much done (final selection stage), which is 4 years out from Q1 2024. Toyota keeps it closer to under 3 years from that point to market launch, so I can only wonder what happened. Doesn't make sense that the final design would be set 4 years ahead.
I'm calm, but your observation is understandable and the last sentence is well stated. Now as for the bold, I apologize. Seems like what I keep ignoring, is confirmed. The next 4Runner will join TMMGT in Guanajuato. Mysteriously enough as well, Prado has been delayed by a year and no longer late 2022.ok, first of all, calm down. lol. You're taking what I'm saying out of context. I replied to a poster who was discussing the long run of the existing model, and wondering how it wasn't yet redesigned. Whether the refresh was in late 2013 or not, the model year 2014 was when we can attribute that change. Anyhow, all I did was point out that the model sold quite well last year, and the few years before, and after the "great recession" ended and SUVs and off-roading/overlanding (or the desire to) became more mainstream, which coincided more or less with when the 5th gen was released.
As for not being made in Japan, my source, someone who works at Toyota, stated so to me a couple of years ago. If that's been changed since then, so be it. Maybe you have more up to date info.
I similarly learned in 2016-2017, that Cambridge, Ontario would manufacture the next Lexus NX. Toyota barely went public with that information in April 2019 about Canadian NX production, yet I had that info for 3 years prior and turned out to be right, like you are in this case.
Toyota to produce Lexus NX at Canada plant
Same as my learning about the new TNGA-F frame in October 2016, which just debuted today officially on J300 Land Cruiser (700B Program). Your source adequately informed you, despite my being willfully obtuse and wanting more intel before I accepted it. I often chalked it off to stupid 3rd party forecasts. Again, I am sorry about that arrogant mistake of mine. This was actually mentioned 4 years ago in fact, but felt speculative at the time.
Toyota/Mazda JV Shakes Up NAFTA Production Footprint
Analyst: Toyota 4Runner, the SUV likely to build in Guanajuato - MEXICONOW
Unlike the Tacoma shift to TMMGT, which I immediately accepted, I guess I just ignored it as speculative and not concrete.
That will happen, but the process is still underway? 2021MY production ended 10 days ago, but TMMTX is still producing Tacomas for the 2022MY starting August 2, 2021 I believe. I'll have to confirm that though. Sequoia trial runs should be starting by the end of the year, barring delays. I know for the 2018 Camry, they started 10 months before June 2017 Job 1 in August 2016.I believe they stopped building them in Texas and moved the taco stand to its motherland south of the border.
MY 2022 production is scheduled to start August 2, 2021 I believe, but TMMTX might continue producing them through at least December 2021. Not 100% on that, but that's what I remember the plan being. Gradually phase out Tacoma production by the end of 2021, until complete switchover to TNGA-F.The move is part of a massive manufacturing restructure.www.hagerty.com
It looks like they’ll all be made in Mexico now. Mine was.
Maybe not actually, because I had dismissed LX 600 as a V35A-FXS TTV6 hybrid, but some have claimed LX will have V8 power as well. So far VJA310, is the LX 600. The V35A-FTS powered TTV6 Land Cruiser 300 is VJA300.I also think the GX will be the last with V8 in the Toyota SUV line up, I recall the new gen should be 2023MY.
As for the 150-associated replacements in 4Runner, GX and Prado, this jumped out at me and since I do not work for Toyota and asked all my midsize TNGA-F related questions last year, I have to say this echoes the same sentiment on the Prado front. My info wasn't up to date in terms of 2021 on the midsized replacements. My Lexus knowledge and that of anything international at this point, seems to just run a bit thinner. GX was MY 2023 last time I checked, but I don't understand what's the case with Prado.