Diesel engine saves you money on fuel. The question is by how much? A normal gas fueled Dodge Ram 1500 pickup can on average can get about 15mpg city and 19mpg on highway. A Diesel fueled 1500 pickup can get about 19.5mpg city and almost 25mpg on highway. Diesel engines could save you money, and help out the environment.
After a rocky start, the Tundra pick-up truck has “hit its stride this month,” according to Jim Lentz, Toyota Motor Sales executive vice-president. Its sales were up in June to 21,727, a 146% increase over the same month a year earlier. So, is this good news for Toyota? Or no big deal? Maybe both. Toyota introduced a new Tundra in February. So comparison of current sales to those of the previous year are deceiving – the previous Tundra was a very old design that was never popular in the (...) More
Toyota is rethinking and likely to cancel plans to introduce a heavy duty version of the Tundra pick up truck, leaving this huge and prestigious market segment exclusively to American truck makers. Nissan has already announced that it will not build a heavy duty version of the Titan. The Tundra introduction has been marred by complaints about the quality of the interior, the absence of adequate frame rigidity, and fit and finish issues. It has also had the public humiliation of new (...) More
Toyota may be facing its biggest failure in history: all the Tundras equipped with 5.7-liter V-8s may be recalled to replace the engines, a company spokesman said Wednesday. "Engine failure kills a car’s ability to run and it’s not a simple thing to fix." The launch of the new Tundra earlier this year was the most important introduction in the company’s history in the United States. But the rollout has suffered delays and disappointments. For instance, the Tundra earned lower frontal crash (...) More
There are rumors that Toyota is working on a hybrid version for their Tunda pick-up. The Hybrid Tundra will be available by 2010. Masatami Takimoto,a V.P. of power train development at Toyota, stated that current efforts by Toyota’s design teams to reduce costs of the key hybrid components will most likely result in the cost of hybrid powertrains to be equivalent to that of a gasoline powertrain by 2010. All current powertrains could be produced in a hybrid configuration right now at (...) More
Toyota is trying to adjust the production of certain trim levels to meet market demand.This will be done by increasing output on some, while reducing others. The world of full-sized pickups has taught the company several lessons until now. Toyota’s biggest seller, the CrewMax pickup is at the point where supply isn’t keeping up with demand. The pickup was originally thought to comprise between 50- and 60-percent of sales is, in actuality, closer to 70- to 80-percent. The standard-cab (...) More
When you are great baseball player , you expect to be compensated for your great playing skills through your salary - but when your David Ortiz, team owners go the distance. Red Sox owner presented "Big Papi" with a brand new Toyota Tundra at the beginning of spring training for his excellent performance and attitudes as a Boston Red Sox.
Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., announced manufacturer’s suggested retail prices (MSRP) today for the all-new second-generation Tundra full-size pickup truck. Significantly bigger, more capable and more technically advanced in every metric of comparison, the 2007 Tundra is available in 31 models. The Tundra offers a choice of 4x2 and 4x4 drivetrains, three cab styles, three wheelbases, three bed lengths, three engines, and three trim levels. Tundra has been engineered for "true (...) More
Toyota Motor Sales unveiled the all-new 2007 Tundra CrewMax full-size pickup at a press conference here today at the 2007 North American International Auto Show. CrewMax, arriving at dealers in March, will join the Tundra Regular Cab and Tundra Double Cab models, which arrive in February.
What’s hot on the road this year? According the Playboy’s "2007 Cars of the Year," street-legal speedsters, a hyper-quick hybrid, and a blast from the past that drives circles around the competition. The cars selected by Playboy were carefully chosen by an expert team of automotive writers who traveled the globe to test drive every new model they could get their hands on. They covered thousands of miles of the windiest, steepest, most challenging roads to sort the best from the (...) More