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Toyota seems to be following the lead of Chrysler as it is currently testing a diesel variant of its full-size Tundra pickup truck. The vehicle is not anticipated to be available for purchase until 2017 because of the new Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) regulations that will come into effect in a few years.

Not much else is known about the upcoming diesel Tundra, but earlier this year company manager Rick LoFaso said that the truck may receive a Cummins V8 engine.

 

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Toyota makes an amazing truck and this is a good step forward, the next step should be offering a dually version. The custom Tundra Dually should have been enough to push them to send the idea to production:

 

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The Tundra is not a bad truck.

Pros and cons compared to the RAm

It'll be interesting to see a diesel Tundra.

Not sure where they would get the engine from.
 

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The Tundra is not a bad truck.

Pros and cons compared to the RAm

It'll be interesting to see a diesel Tundra.

Not sure where they would get the engine from.
It will be, can't wait.
The Tundra has been needing a diesel for a long time now.
I have a feeling it will tap into diesel RAM sales by a lot.
 

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Ehhh.. I wouldn't say that

The Tundra sales dont get near the other domestic trucks

Its not a bad truck but it can be improved

The V8 drinks gas though

So a diesel will be a nice step for Toyota.
 

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Ehhh.. I wouldn't say that

The Tundra sales dont get near the other domestic trucks

Its not a bad truck but it can be improved

The V8 drinks gas though

So a diesel will be a nice step for Toyota.
It is one of the best trucks around and it entered the market very late. It entered the worlds prime truck market very late and they're doing an amazing job already.

Once they have everything Ram and Ford offers, it could be game over.
 

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I am seeing a trend in the release of diesel trucks. Are other companies also offering up diesel trucks? I think that for some reason Americans are more okay with a diesel truck than they are with a diesel car. I think we will see more diesel trucks on the road in the future but not many more diesel cars.
 

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the tundra is capable sure, but its downright ugly. The Big 3 have 50 years experience dealing with pickup people, I'll take their expertise every time TBH
 

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I am seeing a trend in the release of diesel trucks. Are other companies also offering up diesel trucks? I think that for some reason Americans are more okay with a diesel truck than they are with a diesel car. I think we will see more diesel trucks on the road in the future but not many more diesel cars.
aside from Toyota, Nissan is working on putting a big 5.0 diesel under the hood of it's truck. seems like japanese trucks are stepping into a diesel phase.
 

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the tundra is capable sure, but its downright ugly. The Big 3 have 50 years experience dealing with pickup people, I'll take their expertise every time TBH
I wouldn't say its ugly

I like how it looks

Its the interior layout that kills it for many.
 

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I think the tundra looks great, that concept above just doesn't, plus thats just our opinion. If you look at the sales stats people love them, they sell like crazy,
 

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The Tundra is not a bad seller for Toyota

But they have a long way to go if they want to even take a margin of the F150 or Ram sales.
 
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