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#107 of 138 Re: Toyota Diesel [rme]
Jul 08, 2007 (3:26 pm)
I just came back from a vaction tour in Europe and there was a Toyota engineer in the group. I specifically pestered him about a Tacoma Diesel. He basically confirmed the Tundra would have a Diesel within the next 18 months. But as far as the Tacoma goes, it isn't on the 5 year developmnet plan they would to. In other words, with the lead times involved, if it all changed tomorrow and a disel as agreed to, it would be in model year 2013
#108 of 138 Re: Toyota Diesel [ksenator]
Jul 08, 2007 (3:40 pm)
The reason being, Toyota put all their eggs in the hybrid basket and found it was of little value in a work type vehicle. Now they have to start from zero as their diesel engines are all dirty diesels compared to the Europeans and Honda. I am sure their Tundra diesel will be to compete with the fuel guzzling monster diesels from the Big 3. Not anything I would buy.
#109 of 138 Re: Toyota Diesel [ksenator]
Jul 12, 2007 (12:50 pm)
Ummm, why couldn't they just use the diesel from the Tundra until a smaller one could be developed? The Tacoma and Tundra already share the V-6 engine. I would imagine there wouldn't be much work involved in readying the Tacoma for the Tundra's diesel.
They really ought to do this. As mentioned above, the diesel Ridgeline is COMING. For shame, Toyota, get a move on!
#110 of 138 All of you need to open your eyes
Jul 24, 2007 (9:58 pm)
First, i think i might have myself a good long laugh at all of you. Someone said that Toyota could not make enough diesel trucks if that made one? Are you joking! If you look around the only people who drive Toyota's are people who sit at a desk all day and dont really truly use their trucks. You will never in any life time see more then 5 to 10% of the farmers and contractors in this nation driving a Toyota. They are all about supporting America not japan or whom ever else is making this crap. Also the Toyota dealers need to get their facts strait my family owns two Duramax's and a Cummins and when they tell me that their truck can pull more then mine well i almost died. I also saw someone talk about how great of mpg they got well...my 2006 duramax LBZ crew cab long bed dually and it has 360 hp and 650 feet of tourqe...at 65 mph i can get about 23 mpg. so thats something for all of you toyota fans should think about. IF YOUR GOING TO BUY AT LEAST BUY AMERICAN
#111 of 138 Re: All of you need to open your eyes [redchevy1]
Jul 24, 2007 (10:23 pm)
Welcome to the forum.
I think that many of us are hoping for a smaller diesel PU truck. I think the first to the market will have a real winner. I would hope it is one of the Big 3. Ford builds a dandy Ranger diesel for the rest of the World. I would like one for the USA.
#112 of 138 Re: All of you need to open your eyes [gagrice]
Jul 25, 2007 (12:59 pm)
Of course it looks like Ford is going to drop the Ranger entirely, so the odds aren't good on that score.
I see the randy red "Buy American!" rooster has paid a visit. Good, good, good.
There's more diesel news in the industry papers all the time. Seriously, if Toyota doesn't get its act together on this one it is going to be left behind in a bad way. That would be stupid after investing all the time and money they did in a new Tacoma and now the Tundra as well. Lots of companies, starting with the Europeans, will be bringing all manner of diesels here early next year. Clearly, GM doesn't plan on being left out of that wave, and neither does Honda.
GM is going to have a smaller 50-state diesel ready, initially for the H3 but then I assume for the Colorado/Canyon and maybe other models too. Toyota, wake up!
#113 of 138 Honda/Ford pu diesel
Jul 27, 2007 (5:24 pm)
The next gen F150s will have a small displacement diesel which may be based on the Range Rover Twin Turbo V8 with 300hp and 550ftlbs torque. Some vehicles are in testing at this time if spy shots are to be believed.
Honda has Toyota beat unless they are keeping very very secretive about their development problem.
#114 of 138 Re: Honda/Ford pu diesel [lumber2]
Aug 07, 2007 (9:18 am)
Both GM and Ford are working on ~4 liter diesels for their light-duty pickups. It will be a couple years before they are on the market, however.
#115 of 138 Re: All of you need to open your eyes [redchevy1]
Aug 07, 2007 (6:08 pm)
Toyota already makes the diesel 4 Runners somewhere. I work at a major Virginia airport and had to inspect a fleet of vehicles that were bought by the State Dept. and being shipped overseas by air. They were shipping 25 diesel 4 Runners to the US Embassy in Uzbekistan. I saw that all had the diesel badge on the rear tail gate. All markings were in English. Maybe they're made in Canada or Mexico? I thought that it was ironic that the US Embassy bought Toyotas instead of US vehicles.
#116 of 138 Re: All of you need to open your eyes [crazedcommuter]
Aug 08, 2007 (4:51 pm)
I doubt there are too many Ford, Chevy or Dodge dealers in Uzbekistan to offer warranty coverage. Probably based on a local service contract for the Embassy fleet.