FJ809496TLC said:Rumor is that Tundra is coming out with a redesign 3/4 ton Dcab as a 07 model and a dually a year later from the San Antonio, Tx. plant. Redesign Tacoma 05 model with 4.5 V8 option.
Article I read mentioned a Toyota V-8 Diesel by 2009.
Lexus wasn't available in japan until last year or the year before.
Previa Diesel said:It's all just BS. They've got lots of engines that meet European emissions - not to mention Japanese emissions - available now, and it doesn't take Toyota 5 years to fit an engine into a truck.
This stuff is all decided at a higher level. You're not going to see any Japanese diesels here for two reasons:
1. Toyota has already announced that all their vehicles will be hybrids within 10 years. (Stupid maybe, but that's what they say, and they want to maintain their big lead in hybrid technology and sales)
2. Detroit doesn't need another kick in the nuts and in exchange for not giving it yet another one, you can be sure the Japanese got some nice concessions somewhere else.
3. The Japanese are happy if Americans drive big, wasteful vehicles and otherwise waste their wealth and future. Not only that, but they reserve their best vehicles for their best market: Japan.
bkg said:Toy Diesel will be a HINO and should be available in 08/09. It 's on it's way. It will happen..
I bet you thought they would never build an FJ Cruiser too
Obviously.Toyota will build a diesel if they build a HD fullsize truck.
Wait a few years.Fullsize crew cabs are not a dying breed around here, not even close
Don't need to think about that either: too many important things to think/learn about.I think you re not as smart as you think
firetruck41 said:I bet you thought they would never build an FJ Cruiser too Toyota will build a diesel if they build a HD fullsize truck, and they will.
Fullsize crew cabs are not a dying breed around here, not even close, I think you re not as smart as you think.
Previa Diesel said:The Japanese buy 6,000,000. new vehicles a year....and that means they sell at least 5,750,000 used ones a year.
Time to wake up and smell the coffee: NA is not the richest market anymore. Go read "Japan as No1" by Shintaro Ishihara, the now-Governor of Tokyo. The Japanese didn't change their ideas in 1945, just their methods.
Sic transit gloria mundi.