Toyota recruits El Paso business owner to assemble Tacoma truck beds

Rosa Santana certainly has some business smarts! She worked diligently over eight years to become a supplier for Toyota and starting in January, her company will be assembling Tacoma truck beds in El Paso. Great job Rosa!

When Toyota opened a truck assembly plant in San Antonio almost eight years ago, El Paso business owner Rosa Santana knew it would be a good idea to get her foot in the door there. She opened a branch of Integrated Human Capital, her 12-year-old El Paso staffing agency, in an office park across the street from the plant and began supplying labor to some of Toyota’s suppliers.

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Toyota teases new Gran Turismo FT-1

Toyota has released a teaser of its new FT-1 to come to Gran Turismo 6 TOYOTA has released images and a video of a new racing version of its FT-1 supercar ahead of its virtual unveiling in the Gran Turismo 6 PlayStation game in September this year. Following the real-world debut of Toyota’s FT-1 …

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Spied: 2016 Toyota Tacoma ‘Mule’

You can bet both Nissan and Toyota will be watching how well the new Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon are received by pickup truck buyers when they go on sale later this year. In fact, we just got this series of photos from Death Valley in California that looks like Toyota will be taking a cautious and measured approach (not that unusual) to how much the next Tacoma will change.

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Toyota Finishes Le Mans Testing in 1st and 2nd

Racing is here and Toyota is in first place! During the testing phase before the actual race, Toyota has proven it has the need for speed finishing first over Audi and Porsche.

Toyota Racing must collectively be feeling pretty confident heading into the upcoming 2014 24 Hours of Le Mans, which begins less than two weeks from now. The team ended Sunday’s official Le Mans test day with the first and second fastest times overall, leading rivals Audi and Porsche. 

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US: summer is coming, so Toyota joins the lifeguards

US: summer is coming, so Toyota joins the lifeguards This year at the beach, don’t be surprised to see some of your favorite trucks patrolling the sands. Toyota, with its awesome community outreach programs, has chosen to renew its partnership with the lifeguards of San Diego. All in all, Toyota donated 34 vehicles to help to keep beach goers safe this summer. Happy swimming!

Looks like even the big car makers have at least once watched “Baywatch” and want their cars to be rolling adds when the lifeguards patrol to ensure public safety under the scorching sun. But the latest of the bunch is Toyota, which has announced it’s extending the partnership with San Diego’s city lifeguards, which was started back in 2011, moving to further donate 34 new trucks and SUVs this year.

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Toyota Tacoma 2015 redesign in photos

Changes are on its way for the Toyota Tacoma! Check out the link to see tons of pictures and a video detailing the differences. You asked for them and we listened! And if you don’t want to wait until 2015 to get yours, come to Universal Toyota to see what 2014s we have in stock!

The current Toyota Tacoma is an honest, popular vehicle, but there are still areas in which the truck needs to be improved on. Thankfully, the 2015 model aims to do just that, although we have to wonder if Toyota will be able to meet customer expectations. So have these made it to the next …

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4Runner keeps rugged charm

The 4Runner is the perfect vehicle for fun and family. It’s managed to retain its rugged charm while still becoming a modern and updated vehicle for your daily driver. There’s isn’t anything this great SUV can’t do! However, if you’re still looking to kick it old school, check out our pre-owned inventory to find one that’s already been road tested.

 Thirty years after its U.S. debut as a utilitarian, four-wheel drive truck with a fiberglass cover on the back, the Toyota 4Runner remains a different kind of family sport utility vehicle. Sure, the 2014 4Runner has seats for up to seven passengers and can be stocked with navigation system, leather-trimmed seats and …

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