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#3 of 32 Re: Toyota Tundra Diesel? [haulinhorses]
Jun 26, 2006 (8:27 pm)
Yeah in probally 4 years Toyota will release thier next generation of the Tundra. Diesel will be avalible in the next generation. So I'd buy some other diesel truck now and then in 4 years get the Toyota Tundra Diesel.
#5 of 32 Diesel Tundra
Nov 06, 2006 (10:57 am)
I've heard rumors of a 1 ton diesel with and with out dual wheels in the rear by 2010. I've also heard Toyota was developing it with Caterpillar. Although I'm not sure why they would (develop the diesel w/ Cat) as Toyota has diesels all over the world that are very reliable engines.
Nov 30, 2006 (9:27 am)
toyota isn't going to buy engines from anyone. There's too much at stake to risk influence from a vendor, no matter how great Caterpillar (or Cummins) product may be. Take a peak at the specs for the 2.2 liter D-Cat used in Europe. If they can take those power figures (adjusted down 5% for addl. polution control)They would have competitive power and tourque numbers from a 4.4l V8. The Hi-Lux(same platform as the Tacoma) will soon be available with a HO version of the 3l I4.
#7 of 32 Isuzu Diesel
Nov 30, 2006 (12:23 pm)
Toyota Motor Corporation purchased 5.9% of Isuzu a couple of week's ago. Why? Word is that they are looking a their diesel development for Toyota trucks.
#8 of 32 Re: Isuzu Diesel [dmutt]
Dec 01, 2006 (1:08 pm)
BINGO! we have a winner.
#9 of 32 Re: Isuzu Diesel [dmutt]
Dec 02, 2006 (12:17 pm)
I have to disagree here. Isuzu and GM are linked with the DuraMax. I seriously doubt GM will just walkaway from what might be the best truck diesel on the market. I also doubt GM will allow the Tundra to also get the DuraMax to be in competition with the GMT900's.
I believe the CAT deal is all but done but not announced.
Toyota's midsized diesels are among the best in the world also so it doesn't need Isuzu there.
But it does need Isuzu engineers. The one key resource that Toyota lacks is brainpower, not because it's dumb but it's expanding so fast there aren't enough good engineers to go around.
In Tokyo Toyota announced that they are using the Isuzu expertise in small vehicles in order to develop a diesel hybrid by MY 2010.
#10 of 32 Re: Isuzu Diesel [kdhspyder]
Dec 02, 2006 (10:01 pm)
Toyota is a major shareholder of Hino. I would guess that they would use a Hino diesel, since they own them...
#11 of 32 Re: Isuzu Diesel [terra4m]
Dec 02, 2006 (10:16 pm)
I think that there is at least 3 ( now ) irons in the fire. I believe that I read that Hino is building a plant in OK. Hino certainly has the expertise..
The 'unofficial' word is a yellow house pet. Maybe on Jan 8th there will be more known.
#12 of 32 Re: Isuzu Diesel [kdhspyder]
Jan 16, 2007 (8:00 pm)
The tundra 5.7 with its triple tec frame is about three years old in the designing but new to the consumers. toyota is mostly trying to gain a part in the half ton market in the domestic vehicles like ford selling 900,000 f150's. Toyota does roughly 125,000 tundras ytd. But this truck is a step towards getting to diesel buyers. everyone knows you can plow with these right?