Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc. will export its core-brand Sequoia fullsize SUV and Tundra pickup as the auto maker seeks to leverage its U.S. manufacturing capacity.
The Sequoia, assembled in Princeton, IN, will be exported to the Middle East and Latin America. The Tundra, built in San Antonio, also is headed for Latin America.
The models “address customer demand for quality, high-utility vehicles” in those markets, says TMSUSA President Jim Lentz.
Shipments will begin in December, marking the first time the Sequoia and Tundra have been exported from the U.S.
Annual Sequoia allotments are expected to be 15,000 for the Middle East and 150 for Latin America, the auto maker says. About 1,000 Tundras are forecast for sale in Latin America.