Seems about right. I paid sticker at $17,500 + tax for my 1987 FJ60, $52,000+tax for my 1998 100. Not sure about that $45k price for the 100. Doesn't seem like a US market spec that you could actually buy as every one I ever saw had leather, ($1820) the 3rd row seat ($1100), moonroof ($1155), running boards ($595), and the roof rack ($449). I did add the rear diff lock which brought it up $410.Take from this what you will
First year of 80 series: $23,488
Last Year of 80 Series: $41,188
First Year of 100 Series: $45,950
Last Year of 100 Series: $56,215
First year of 200 Series: $64,100
Last Year of 200 Series: $85,665
When adjusted for inflation that first year 80 Series would cost $44,995 today.
Cheaper to manufacture without a split rear.That rear end photo is a shopped current 570.
300 doesn't have a split tailgate (sad) anymore and if Toyota marketing is smart, it won't have a v6 badge, probably twin turbo or something that sounds "cool" and doesn't appear like a downgrade.
300 also still has a solid rear axle.
Front/rear locker will also be available on some 300s. First time front locker appears on an IFS toyota.
Yeah I personally don't understand why it wasn't carried over but no split tailgate unfortunately. It does have the smart open feature where you can move your foot and the back door opens but I really think the 300 will be awesome, that is the only thing bugging me about it so far.
2022 Tundra will also be 6 lug. Same bolt pattern as current Tacoma but smaller bore.Longer wheelbase does not look like a great change, either. 6-lug I am indifferent. Presumably allows sharing wheels wheels with Tacoma/4Runner/Prado, which would be nice for wheel availability. But then I thought the point of the larger 5-lug is strength.
Surprising they kept hydraulic power steering.
Electronic KDSS - I imagine this could offer some improvements in both on and off road situations, but sounds like it adds compexity...