Toyota Tundra

Toyota Tundra

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.

Press release after the jump.

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.

Press release after the jump.

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.

Toyota Tundra

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.

Toyota Tundra

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.

Press release after the jump.

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.

Toyota Tundra Dually

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.

Toyota Tundra Ducati Transporter

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.

Press release after the jump.

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.

Press release after the jump.

Trucks are fun. Although we’re usually car people, the “in your face” and “get out of my way” attitude that is attached to piloting a tall truck that’s over two and a half tons is sometimes irresistible.

Our Tundra 4x4 Crewmax SR5 represents a final leap for Toyota. When Toyota first entered the large truck market with the T100 in 1992, they though people didn’t need the full size of a full-sized truck. Unfortunately the North American public disagreed. Toyota built the same tough-as-nails trucks as it always did, but people were weary because in the truck game, bigger is better. Now the second generation Tundra rectifies all problems. Introduced in 2007, the Tundra is as big (and sometimes bigger) than the competition, without trading in the Toyota reputation.

Toyota will add two new TDR packages for the 2009 Tundra: the new TRD Rock Warrior Package and the Sport Edition Package. Pricing on both packages will be revealed in November.

Toyota Tundra gets two new packages for 2009

TRD Rock Warrior will be available exclusively on the Tundra grade 4x4 Double Cab (standard bed) and CrewMax equipped with the 5.7-liter V8 engine. In addition to its tuned suspension, the Rock Warrior is equipped with Bilstein(R) shocks, TRD 17-inch forged alloy wheels with BF Goodrich(R) All-Terrain T/A tires, color-keyed front bumper and grille surround, matte-black rear bumper, fog lamps, black cloth interior with manual bucket seats, accessory shift knob and pedal covers, and TRD Rock Warrior side panel graphics. The Rock Warrior will come in two exterior colors, Black and Super White.

Toyota Tundra gets two new packages for 2009

TRD Sport Edition will be available on the Tundra grade 4x2 Regular Cab and Double Cab (standard bed) with the 5.7-liter V8. The Sport Edition is equipped with color-keyed front and rear bumpers and grille surround, color-keyed heated outside mirrors, color-keyed door handles, fog lamps, black cloth interior with manual bucket seats, accessory shift knob and pedal covers, accessory 20-inch machined star five-spoke alloy wheels and TRD Sport Edition side panel graphics. The TRD Sport Edition will be available in two exterior colors, Black and Radiant Red.

Toyota is going green with its update to the 2009 Tundra. Included in today’s announcement on the 2009 Tundra line-up is the availability of the E85 flex fuel on 5.7-liter 4x4 models in select regions.

The new news from Toyota isn’t all green. Two new TRD option packages. The TRD Rock Warrior Package adds off-road suspension, unique wheels, and a black or white new exterior color scheme. The TRD Sport Package is given unique wheels and its own black or red color-keyed exterior aimed for on-road driving.

More info after the jump.

Toyota and the racing legend Ivan "Ironman" Stewart are working on a new special edition that will be offered for Tundra, Tacoma and FJ Cruiser: the Ironman editions. This special edition will go on sale later this summer and pricing for this special package will be between $8000-$20.000.

The Tundra Ironaman edition is powered by a 5.7-liter V-8 that delivers 504 hp @ 5,500 rpm and a peak torque of 550 lbs-ft @ 4,000 rpm. It also adds a a Magnaflow cat-back exhaust, tuned Bilstein shocks, Hella light bar, Hurst pistol-grip shifter, 20-inch General tires and Alcoa alloy wheels.

The Tacoma/FJ Cruiser Ironman Edition are powered by a 4.0-liter V-6 that delivers 304 @ 5,400 rpm and a peak torque of 334 lbs-ft @ 3,600 rpm.

There are different levels of customization for all three vehicles; the supercharger comes at the top end of the scale. All trim levels will feature upgraded performance pieces, but mostly for on-road use.

Since the Ironman-edition trucks are not sold directly by Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A., dealers are being contacted by Halo representatives. Initial sign-up requires buying two pallets of parts each for the Tundra, Tacoma and FJ Cruiser, said Halo CEO Don DiCostanzo.

DiCostanzo hopes to sell 500 Ironman packages in 2008 and ramp up to between 5,000 and 10,000 units in 2009. The first dealership to sign up with Halo was Toyota of Escondido, near San Diego.


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