When Toyota Tundra first announced it was coming out with a full-size pickup truck to go head to head with the big boys from Ford, Chevy, and Dodge, the question arose as to whether an import could truly compete as a heavyweight. The answer is in: The new Toyota Tundra is now ready to take on any American-made pickup truck Tundra — on all levels.
Toyota Tundra is pulling no punches by introducing one of the biggest, strongest, and most capable vehicles in the segment, as well as investing billions in a new state-of-the-art manufacturing plant in the heart of truck country-San Antonio, Texas. Significance? With Toyota Tundra looking to more than double its presence in the hotly contested half-ton marketplace Tundra, the Tundra represents one of the most highly anticipated new vehicle launches in many years — car or truck.
Toyota Tundra 2008
The new Tundra offers three different powertrains (one V-6 and two V-8s), with the 5.7-liter V-8 a high-tech Tundra wonder and torque monster — and is among the most powerful engines in any half-ton Tundra configuration. Toyota’s platform has the entire segment covered with three different Tundra bed sizes, three separate Tundra wheelbases covering five different cab and bed configurations, combined with three different trim packages (Tundra Grade, SR5, and Limited) in 4×4 Tundra and 4×2 Tundra drive trains — 44 different Tundra truck flavors to interested buyers, from work truck to luxury touring.