Updating the Diesel Tundra Story
In what we hope will not be the last post we ever write about the subject, we’ve taken some time to create a page dedicated to the story of the diesel Tundra.
As you may or may not know, Toyota has flirted with the notion of building a diesel version of the Toyota Tundra for some time. Originally, Toyota’s plan was to attack the truck market with both a big powerful HD diesel Tundra AND a powerful yet fuel-efficient diesel version of the half-ton Tundra. Sadly, slow sales and a slow economy have halted these plans.
In what may be considered good news, we have it on high authority that Toyota has done more than just design a half-ton diesel – rumors of an actual working half-ton diesel Tundra seem to be legitimate (yet we have no photos). In any case, Toyota’s decision to produce a diesel truck will largely be determined when specific fuel economy and emissions regulations are released by the Obama administration.
Until these emission regs are released, it’s anyone’s guess as to the future of the diesel Tundra. However, at this point, the chances of Toyota producing a diesel truck seem to be very, very low.
In any case, be sure to read our complete history of the diesel Toyota Tundra.
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