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#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?
#13 of 32 plow/dump
Jan 18, 2007 (12:24 pm)
We're so frustrated with Ford/Chevy junk they call trucks and looking to get something reliable for snow plow/tree removal (need dump) business. We need 1 ton or better - thinking about Nissan DU. Worried won't be able to get parts if anything happens.... anyone have suggestions for RELIABLE work truck? Thanks ahead of time.
#14 of 32 4.5L V8 diesel coming
Mar 11, 2007 (7:01 am)
Toyota is about to inroduce a V8 4.5L DOHC 4-V turbo diesel in the Aussie Land Cruiser 70. If I were a betting man, this is the diesel that the 1/2-ton Tundra will get in few years.
#15 of 32 Re: 4.5L V8 diesel coming [rsholland]
Jul 02, 2007 (7:51 pm)
hey there I just read that as soon as the tundra hits 200000 trucks sold per year that they are going to introduce a 6.4 litre v10 diesel.
#16 of 32 Re: Toyota Tundra Diesel? [haulinhorses]
Jul 02, 2007 (7:55 pm)
Toyota has to build a diesel because Honda is building one for the Ridgeline.
#17 of 32 tundra diesel
Jul 08, 2007 (5:28 am)
I DID TALK TO A SALES PERSON AT A TOYOTA DEALERSHIP AND THEY DID TELL ME THERE WAS GOING TO BE A V-10 DIESEL FOR THE TUNDRA, BUT THATS ALL SHE COULD TELL ME THEY ARE BEING TIGHT LIPPED ABOUT IT.
#18 of 32 Diesel Tundra might be a reality in 2009
Jul 08, 2007 (7:18 am)
Heavy Duty Diesel
Toyota Motor Corporation has been eyeing the Ford F-250, and Ford F-350 market for a while now, and they have announced that when the Tundra half-ton sales hit 200,000 units per year they will start production of a Tundra diesel. It may be called the Tundra 2500 , and the Tundra 3500 . It is speculated that Toyota will use a 6.4 liter V10 diesel that will produce anywhere from 380-420 horsepower and around 750 pound feet of torque. Motor Trend, and Car and Driver magazines have reported that production for a heavy-duty Tundra will start anywhere from late 2008 to 2010.