TOYOTA IS NUMBER ONE IN THE WORLD AGAIN // BUT 2022 TOYOTA TUNDRA PRODUCTION CUT IN HALF IN TEXAS



Just released a few hours ago, Toyota is confirmed to be the largest car company in the world in terms of sales for 2021 once again, beating the Volkswagen group by a wide margin. At the same time, supply chain and COVID struggles force Toyota to cut the production of the 2022 Tundra at its San Antonio factory by half (by cutting one shift out). These plus more Toyota and Tundra updates in this latest video by David Chao.

Automotive Press is owned and managed by David Koichi Chao, a global expert in the field of automotive evaluation, consulting, and strategy. David is known around the world as an authentic specialist of Lean Thinking or Toyota Production System. Born and raised in Japan, David has an engineering degree from University of British Columbia and post-graduate education from MIT and Harvard Business School in Boston.

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34 thoughts on “TOYOTA IS NUMBER ONE IN THE WORLD AGAIN // BUT 2022 TOYOTA TUNDRA PRODUCTION CUT IN HALF IN TEXAS”

  1. (2027)
    David: “Hey guys I received news that my delay is over and should be getting my Tundra in a few more months”

    I hear the pain David, you’ll have it soon my friend!

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  2. Best automobiles produced by Toyota and Lexus. No other brand compares. Quality, reliability, dependability and simplicity are hallmarks of Toyota.

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  3. How about helping the poor guy with YouTube channel “Trigger Happy” who as of 3 days ago had yet to even get a loaner vehicle while they tried to fix his new 2022 Tundra ?
    It’s not his fault the Toyota supplier wastegate failed or is it Toyota failure to quality control it’s parts ? You speak PR so back it up with help.

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  4. I’m looking forward to getting a Tundra in the future.

    I love Toyota and the company’s humbleness. They don’t flaunt it like a lot of other manufacturers.

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  5. I don't know what to believe any more about the New Tundra. I'm keeping my 2013 with 80K miles and 5.7 engine. I'll pay the $ 4 per gallon for gas to know that i am not going to have to have my cab removed on a brand new truck to have a waste gate repaired on turbos. I am and have been a loyal Toyota customer for 20 plus years. Someone at Toyota has made a major blunder on the style , equipment and dependability of the new Tundra. Yes , the US laws have affected Toyotas decisions about MPG but, Toyota engineers made and designed what they have put on the market. Seriously we have been waiting for years prior to Covid for the new Tundra. Engineers on computer from home over a period of the last few years came up with this product? I have been looking at other brands but, I'm not buying anything new until Covid is over and normal, rational, logical corrections are made by Toyota and dealers. I can not believe that people are willing to pay $1000s of dollars over msrp for a delayed product that honestly may have to have a cab of the truck removed to correct any issue, no matter what it is. I'm only one voice of a loyal Toyota customer base and its only my thoughts that i want to share.

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  6. I'm really getting tired of everyone using covid as an excuse for everything. I really hope this nonsense ends soon like before the new 4 runner is released.

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  7. This dealer markup reminds me of ammo/reloading component shortages… I always take note of who did/does this, esp to long-time customers… The internet has a very long, and permanent memory to remind us later. I will gladly try a new dealer who saw the long-game, and I hope the ones who are screwing over folks go under, even when they try the "under new management."

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  8. As for mileage, it's a real shame we pretty much can no longer easily buy 100% gasoline… So ridiculous to use ethanol for a LOT of reasons, but as it applies here mostly due to a lower BTU value per gallon. When I turned wrenches/did emission tests, I had to explain this to a lot of customers.

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  9. I ordered my 1794 in November and my truck keeps getting delayed and now I’m being told that my truck is being held for a quality issue

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  10. Do you think now is a good time to sell 2007 Tundra Ltd with 108,000 miles, garage kept and regular maintenance preformed my owner?

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  11. Toyota might be No.1 but Tundra in my assumption has not really caught up with other trucks by amenities offered. 🤔 1)No V8 offered. 2(Lower ceiling height in rear seat. 3) No Tow Hooks on front. 4)Turning radius went from best to worst.🤔

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  12. On Toyota global newsroom it states all production lines that's been affected are in Japan and those production line work on other Toyota models and did not mention anything about the Tundra.. Toyota said a while back that they do not have chip problems with the Tundra..???

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  13. Lexus-Toyota has always been my preferred brand for reliability! That is why I currently own four (LX450, LC, Tundra & Seinna). No big issue besides oil changes and tire replacement! Way to go!

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  14. Hi David,
    How do we reserve or build a Sequoia before it is available? I thought you do this frequently with your cars. Did you make a video on this?

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  15. I plan on getting this new Tundra, but not until I pay off my 2016 Tacoma, which I love. That will be 2025. I will most likely keep the Tacoma

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  16. Toyota deserves it; being #1. I’m not a Toyota fan and even I say Toyota is #1. They produce better, reliable cars, etc… What they’re doing has put their Japanese competitors at the bottom of the list. Even Honda/Acura doesn’t even come close to close when it comes to overall quality. Because of what Toyota is doing Honda and Nissan try to emulate only to drive their own customers to buy Toyota products instead. Now that they’re back in the sports car genre what’s next for them is only going to make them outclass their Japanese competitors.

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  17. Hi David, I love you!… My father started his career with Mitsubishi Corporation Japan, (corporate), then before retirement was offered a position by Toyota Motor Corp Japan , which he worked for a 7 years, before he and my mother retired their careers to pursue their dream of moving to the west and owning family owned restaurants!… His favorite employees were the designers and engineers.. My dad LOVES art, and always referred to them as artists, because "designing an automobile is art".. Even here in Canada he remains very heavily connected to Toyota, and Toyota takes great care of our family!….. It is great to have that added insight.

    My father enjoys your prediction videos A LOT lol, and enjoyed your 6th gen 4Runner prediction video, with a wide smile (We favor 4Runner, of all Toyota's North American market SUVs).. I love you because you are wise and insightful, like my dad, when it comes to vehicles, especially Toyota predictions!.. So I always enjoy everything you have to say on the topic!…. Thank you, David! 😊

    Curious your thoughts on the 2023 Sequoia, so watching your previous video on it, next

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  18. Until electric cars can go 800-1000 miles on a charge and charge up from 0-100% in five to ten minutes, I'm not likely to buy one in the next fifteen years. Here out in western rural America where everything is 200 miles from anything else, electric vehicles as they stand now are useless.

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