Toyota Suspends Plans for Heavy-Duty Tundra

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  1. TriShield

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    Nissan already cancelled theirs. :mamoru:

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    The new Toyota Tundra has not had a particularly smooth launch so far this year, and that could play into future plans for the full-size truck.

    There have been complaints about the quality of the interior materials, the lack of a fully boxed section frame, and basic design lapses like the bolt heads in the bed that stick up too high. It's now being reported that plans for the heavy duty version for the Tundra are now on hold inside Toyota.

    The HD pickup hasn't been canceled but it's not approved at this point, according to Toyota Motor Sales VP Bob Carter. Nissan has reportedly canceled its plans to create heavy duty version of the Titan earlier this year. One could speculate that the combination of high gas prices and other Tundra issues (like the camshaft matter) could cause Toyota to do the same, but Toyota has so much invested in the Tundra already (in terms of money and pride), we can easily see them addressing the aforementioned issues down the road, perhaps after a mid-cycle enhancement, and then revisiting the now-in-limbo HD version.
     
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    Only American car companies should build trucks.
     
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    Too bad. I love those trucks. :(
     
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    Whats the heavy duty going to cost, 65k? No shit they are fucking bombing, too mother fucking expensive.
     
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    another potential recall?
     
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    Tows 24,000 lbs, you could have your own road train. :eek5:
     
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    that and it reminds me of the last generation f-150 (all rounded off and shit)
     
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    the problem was, the Tundra was designed, engineered, and built in america :bowrofl:
     
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    In for an HD tundra.
     
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    Camshaft issue :rofl:
     
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    good. i'm getting absolutely fuckin tired of these Tundra commercials
     
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    but...but.....but...Toyota is sooooooo good.
     
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    my father in law is getting that. Only its the F350 diesel instead of the f450. but i think its still teh same engine.
     
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    I'm sure everyone who needs their new Tundra's engine replaced still love their truck. :mamoru:
     
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    Most mass market automakers have engineering centers in the countries they do business in. Toyota is no exception, why do you think we get the fat, cheap Camry and Australia makes their Camry look cool?

    Simple, they let their outpost fiddle with the product to be more in line with our "taste". :mamoru:
     
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    "the lack of a fully boxed section frame"


    what the fuck? this is the HD version?
     
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  24. the american heavy duty truck market is incredibly intense, toyota wouldn't have a chance.

    Dodge is having trouble.
     
  25. goph

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    lol @ americans cheering at 1 japanese fuckup.



    that said, i want a new silverado.
     

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