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Old 11-02-2007, 08:49 AM   #1
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The Toyota Tundra Diesel Dually concept features a tan leather interior, huge, stubby shifter, a sunroof, and a navigation system.

By RICHARD TRUETT, AUTOMOTIVE NEWS




Toyota’s heavy duty diesel truck rumblings are getting louder.

At the Specialty Equipment Market Association show here, Toyota Motor Corp. quietly parked in its display of wild tuner cars the Tundra Diesel Dually, a concept truck that could be the company’s template for its expected entry into the heavy-duty pickup market.

The Tundra Diesel Dually shows how quickly Toyota can field an entry to challenge the top-selling Ford Super Duty pickups, GM’s Heavy Duty versions of the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra and the heavy-duty Dodge Ram.

The Tundra Diesel Dually uses off-the-shelf parts from Toyota, its affiliate companies and suppliers. It has:
  • <LI type=“square”>An 8.0-liter inline six-turbocharged diesel engine from Hino, Toyota’s large truckmaking affiliate.

    <LI type=“square”>Hino medium-duty axles.

    <LI type=“square”>The body from a regular Tunda CrewMax.

    <LI type=“square”>A lengthened Tundra frame.
  • An Eaton five-speed manual transmission.

A sign near the truck read: “The Tundra Diesel Dually is a study in contrasts that demonstrates Toyota’s commitment to exploring new ideas.”

Toyota has long been expected to build a big diesel powered version of the Tundra, but the company had said only that it was studying the idea. The Diesel Dually, which features four rear wheels with 22.5-inch tires, shows Toyota could jump into the market quickly.

A spokesman for Hino said the engine is too big for the Tundra, but could be scaled down to around 6.0 liters. He said Toyota has not decided whether its wants an inline six-cylinder engine — a layout used by the Dodge Ram diesel — or a V-8, which is used by Ford and GM diesel trucks. Toyota, he said, has not chosen an engine supplier for the truck.

The Diesel Dually featured a tan leather interior, huge, stubby shifter, a sunroof, and a navigation system. Its huge flared rear wheel wells and beefy looks gave the truck a mean look. It was about the size of a Ford F-350 diesel.


Let's start a pool as to how much this puppy will sell for when it hits the showroom. I'm in for $65,000 with at least a third of that figure going back to Headquarters in Japan.
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Old 11-02-2007, 10:04 AM   #2
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Let's start a pool as to how much this puppy will sell for when it hits the showroom. I'm in for $65,000 with at least a third of that figure going back to
Headquarters in Japan.
I was looking at a Toyota Land Cruiser in Denver that was price at $68,000.,,
SO,,,My guess would be somewhere near $80,000.
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Land Cruiser vs. Tundra

As an owner of a Land Cruiser, I wouldn't consider it as a comparison. The Land Cruiser is a limited production vehicle on it's own frame and is designed for serious off road transport (think a reliable land rover). In other words Land Cruiser owners pay a premium for the vehicle that has nothing to do with towing and cargo capacity.

I would use the Tundra as a basis and then upcharge from there. From what i can tell a Tundra is very fairly priced versus it's comparable Chevy and GMC counterparts.
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Hopefully it'll have a more robust frame than the current model.
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As an owner of a Land Cruiser, I wouldn't consider it as a comparison. The Land Cruiser is a limited production vehicle on it's own frame and is designed for serious off road transport (think a reliable land rover). In other words Land Cruiser owners pay a premium for the vehicle that has nothing to do with towing and cargo capacity.

Kind of like a Jeep Unlimited Rubicon at a third of the price!
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Old 11-03-2007, 08:26 PM   #6
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Ill say its definatley a hodge podge of parts thats for sure .Im thinking that a 500 cubic inch straight 6 is rediculouse for starters .The frame is totally
too weak for the type of drivetrain they may be thinking of .I realize its a concept vehical ,thats about it .Hino trucks are not great ,so Id not get too excited about the drivetrain .If toyota wants to compete ,it needs to start at the beginning and design a truck from scratch ,not cobble a bunch of Hino
parts into a 1/2 ton tundra pickup for heavens sake .

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Thought I would post this for you all.Check out where they had the rims made at.
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did you notice WHO owns this forum now...

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i think it's been 6 months or so...

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I think it is a great move as this is really the only Touareg site truly available that has organization.Unless you speak a different language.So what does everyone think of this Diesel version of the tundra?Personally I dont need or ever will get something that big but just curious.
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Got some new info and it should be here soon.The concept vehicle from what I was told is to be very close to the production model.
My friend also told me they had a meeting recently about the truck also.I can not wait to see how this turns out.

I could not find the other post about the new truck but I do remember he had to update all the mechanics lifts to hold heavier loads and this was a long time ago.
I will see what other info I can get when I see him again.
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