Toyota brought the Tundra Sportsman to the SEMA Show. This is a unique show truck, inspired by the outdoor tradition of hunting. It’s based on a 2011 Tundra Double Cab 4x4 equipped with the TRD Rock Warrior Package and 5.7-liter V8 with a six-speed automatic transmission.
The exterior is painted in a muted color palette of Grays and Black, semi-gloss paint was used for the body and shell while a flat finish was applied to the trim. Other features include a three-inch suspension lift, a custom air intake and snorkel, and a custom exhaust that was created with pipes routed up through the center of the bed and exiting the roof top deck. Finishing the package is ATX 18-inch Teflon-coated wheels fitted onto 33 x 12.5-inch Nitto Mud Grapplers.
Inside, the truck was designed to be a command center for extended hunting trips as essential field electronics such as a weather station and GPS have been installed. To minimize wear, the TRD Rock Warrior bucket seats were upholstered in waterproof Black and Gray material. The black Rock Warrior carpeting is weather protected by all-weather Browning branded camouflage floor mats. The stock 10 speaker JBL sound system is supplemented by JBL all-weather outdoor speakers that are wired into the bed area to create a simple but comfortable recreation space.
Toyota has unveiled today details on the 2011 Tundra pick-up, a model that gets a more powerful base engine and new trailer sway control standard for all models. The 2011 Tundra is offered in two grades (Tundra and Tundra Limited) and three cab styles (Regular, Double Cab and Crew Max).
The base version, 4,0 liter V6 gets a performance boost for 2011 with the adoption of Dual Independent Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i). This results in a power increase to 270 HP and 278 lb.-ft. of torque. The 310-hp 4.6-liter and 381-hp 5.7-liter V8’s continue across the Tundra line.
For 2011, Tundra offers the SR5 upgrade package that adds popular options at a value price. A Tundra Work Truck Package, also offered at a special value, is aimed at commercial truck buyers or customers who need a tough, no-frills truck with exceptional cargo and towing capacity. The package features vinyl seating and rubber flooring and is available in Regular and Double Cab configurations with any of the Tundra’s three engine choices.
It’s a bad time to be a Toyota owner these days. After news broke out last week that Toyota was being forced to recall over 1 million cars globally due to those sticky accelerator pedals, the Japanese-based auto giant has gone into full scale damage control, giving Toyota owners a chance to return their Toyota vehicles to a Toyota dealership where they’d undergo free repairs to fix the faulty pedals.
Mikel Valviva decided to return his recalled Toyota Tundra in one of the local dealerships in his area, but after being told that he would have to wait to get his Tundra fixed, Valvina took matters into his own hands. Instead of patiently waiting for his turn, Valvina “somehow” accelerated his Tundra straight into the dealership.
While it seems ridiculous to accuse someone of deliberately crashing his vehicle into a dealership because he felt disrespected, this whole situation involving Toyota and all these faulty accelerator pedals have left everybody in a constant state of confusion.
As far as Valvina’s supposed accidental torpedoing of the Toyota dealership, local authorities have indicated that the whole incident could very well have been unintentional. Or maybe the accelerator pedal just got stuck.
The second customized Tundra presented at SEMA Show is the Midnight Rider Tundra Tailgater by Brooks & Dunn - a vehicle that will be used by Brooks & Dunn in the upcoming 2010 farewell tour.
The concept car is based on the Tundra CrewMax Limited full-size 4x2 V8 pickup and features a bed-installed 42-inch flat screen TV and sound system by Kicker.
The Tundra Midnight Rider Tailgater features a custom black paint treated with silver metallic flakes, a custom western-engraved silver door handles, a front grille adorned with a chrome Brooks & Dunn logo steer skull, a chrome-accented steer skull tailgate handle, and a hand-tooled black saddle leather-trim tonneau cover surrounded with custom Brooks & Dunn silver conchos. It sits on 20-inch Mickey Thompson “Classic Lock” polished aluminum wheels with 35-inch Mickey Thompson “Claw” off-road tires.
The Tundra Hot Rod revealed today at SEMA Show is using a a flat black Tundra Regular Cab 4x2 with the addition of a candy red hotrod flames, Bonneville moon hubcaps, a custom 1950’s Toyota logo in the grille, and a custom cherry bomb exhaust.
On the interior the customization package includes a custom headliner, dash pad, and carpet along with hand-turned brass dashboard controls, Fender Guitar custom radio knobs and a polished wood floor, using the Fender Custom Shop’s finest flamed maple.
Toyota announced prices for the facelift version Tundra and Sequoia. The prices for Tundra will range between $22,960 for the Regular Cab 4x2 standard bed with a V6 engine and equipped with a Work Truck Package to $42,155 for the CrewMax Limited 4x4 with a 5.7-liter V8 engine.
Prices for Sequoia will range from $38,530 for the SR5 4x2 with a new 4.6-liter V8 engine to $58,905 for the Platinum 4x4 with a 5.7-liter V8.
Toyota revealed today in Chicago the 2010 full-size pickup truck and an all-new 4.6-liter V8 engine. For 2010 Toyota added two new models: Tundra Platinum Package and the recently announced Tundra Work Truck.
The new 4.6-liter V8 engine, available in the 2010 Tundra models, will deliver 310 hp and a peak torque of 327 lb-ft. of torque. Like Tundra’s optional 5.7-liter V8 engine, the new 4.6-liter V8 will be mated with a six-speed automatic transmission.
The Platinum Package includes a new Limited grade billet-style grille with chrome bumpers, unique 20-inch alloy wheels and tires, daytime running lamps, door sill protectors with a Platinum logo, and Platinum badging. The Platinum Package will be available in four exterior colors that include Black, Silver, Slate, and Salsa Red.
Now that the Tundra is a proper full size truck, it’s going after all the big truck niches. For entry into the heavy duty section, the Tundra Dually made its world debut at SEMA Show. It is based on the Tundra CrewMax and is powered by a 8.0-liter inline six-cylinder diesel engine.
outside the car features six 22.5-inch aluminum wheels custom made by Alcoa, a diamond plate-lined bed, a charcoal gray metallic flat paint finish and a fifth-wheel hitch rated at 24,000 pounds.
Inside the Tundra Dually loses some its tough image by coddling the tough guys with features like hand-sewn ginger leather seats, suede pillars and headliner and dual rear captain’s chairs with individual DVD entertainment systems.
Looks like Toyota may be trying to on-up Honda at SEMA with the truck/motorcycle combo. Where Honda was able to fit an off-road bike into the bed of the Ridgeline, Toyota has shown up with a truck that can carry the bike and all the accessories. The Tundra Ducati Transporter is based on a Tundra CrewMax, which has been modified to accept a 6.5-inch bed.
The truck comes with flip up bedsides, a motorized loading ramp by Rampage, integrated tool and spares storage, and popup solar panels for accessory power.
It is powered by a supercharged version of the Tundra’s 5.7-liter V8, making a total of 500 hp. It comes with TRD Lowering Kit, TRD Dual Exhaust and TRD Sway Bar.
Based on the 2007 Tundra, the TRD Tundra Street Concept incorporates a host of features specially developed for this model by TRD.
The TRD Tundra Street Concept is powered by a 5.7-liter DOHC VVTi V8 engine equipped with TRD supercharger and intercooler package featuring an Eaton roots-type supercharger with an integrated air-to-liquid intercooler.
On the exterior the concept features a revised front grille and lower fascia with restyled rear valance and bumper. Inside, the seats are covered by custom fabric with leather center console and door trim.