<div>Toyota's plan all pickups on one platform in USA</div>
Toyota's next-generation Tundra and Tacoma pickups will share a common platform - internally called F1 - that the Japanese automaker plans to spread to all of its pickups globally.
The strategy closely mimics that used by Toyota in recent years with its unibody New Global Architecture, which allows it to build a range of models including the Corolla compact sedan, Avalon large car and RAV4 crossover using common parts on a single platform for greater efficiency.
Current-generation Tundras and Tacomas are built in sequence on a shared assembly line in south San Antonio, while the Tacoma is also assembled at a pair of plants in Mexico. Although the two pickups share the assembly line at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Texas, they are built on different platforms, increasing complexity far beyond that of the 37 cab and powertrain variations of the two pickups.
Development of the shared-platform pickups is near completion and could be introduced as early as next year for 2021 Models Year.