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May 2016 Truck Sales – Both Toyota Trucks Down

For the first time in months (maybe even years), both Toyota trucks saw a sales drop as the plant closure, lack of selling days versus last year and a down market all contributed to the drop. Ford looks like the only real big winner based on volume, but their car sales were down sharply as well.

May 2016 Truck Sales - Both Toyota Trucks Down

Toyota Tundra sales dropped for another month and this time the Tacoma sales dropped as well.

Toyota Forced to Close San Antonio Truck Plant for Storm Repairs

Severe storms in the San Antonio, Texas area have forced Toyota to shut down operation at the Tundra/Tacoma plant for a few days. This could put a tight squeeze on sales volume.

Toyota Forced to Close San Antonio Truck Plant for Storm Repairs

Toyota Signs Off-Road Racing Superstar BJ Baldwin

Adding to their roster of well-known drivers, Toyota added off-road racing superstar BJ Baldwin on May 7, 2016 in front of a large crowd of AMA Supercross fans. Baldwin is known for twice winning the Baja 1000 without a second driver and a successful #Recoil video franchise among other accomplishments. Toyota also revealed a new Tundra TRD Pro Trophy truck.

Toyota Signs Off-Road Racing Superstar BJ Baldwin

Toyota’s Bill Fay Interview on Changing Truck Market and Customer Demands

Recently, I had the opportunity to interview Toyota’s┬áDivision Group Vice President and General Manager Bill Fay. Here is more on what he had to say.

Toyota's Bill Fay Interview on Changing Truck Market and Customer Demands

Toyota’s Bill Fay reveals the 2017 Tacoma TRD PRO. Photo courtesy of Truck Trend.

Toyota Tundra CrewMax/Double Cab Get So-So IIHS Crash Test Ratings

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has released updated crash test ratings for all full-size trucks. For the Toyota Tundra, the results are a bit mixed and there was an interesting finding on the roof strength difference between the two models.

Toyota Tundra CrewMax/Double Cab Get So-So IIHS Crash Test Ratings

Action shot taken during the small overlap frontal crash test.