About Toyota Tundra
The Toyota Tundra has been produced by the Japanese manufacturer Toyota since May 1999. The Toyota Tundra was the Japanese manufacturer's second full-size pickup truck. Prototypes and demonstration vehicles of the Toyota Tundra were originally called the T150. But Ford and automotive journalists felt that the name was too closely associated with Ford's flagship F-150. After Ford took legal action, the production vehicle was renamed Tundra. The car was slightly larger than the T100. It produced 120,000 units and sold twice as many as the T100. At its launch, the Toyota Tundra achieved the highest sales figures in Toyota's history. In 2005, a new engine was introduced. The existing V8 motor was equipped with Toyota's VVT-i variable valve timing technology. The five-speed manual transmission was replaced by a six-speed manual transmission. And a five-speed automatic transmission replaced the four-speed automatic transmission.
In 2003, to celebrate the release of Terminator 3, a special edition T3 was sold, including the TRD Performance package. In 2006, a Darrell Waltrip edition was sold. It commemorated the NASCAR driver and his involvement in the NASCAR Truck Series. Only 2,000 units of the V8-powered double-cab models were produced. The package included special badging and exclusive 18-inch wheels. When the new Toyota Tundra was introduced in January 2007, it was available in 31 different trim levels. There were three payload options, three cab options, three wheelbase options, and two transmission options. All models with the 5.7-liter engine are available with a towing package that includes engine and transmission cooling and an integrated tow hook. Toyota has made the E85 fuel standard in some regions on the 2009 model with the 5.7L V8 engine. Toyota has also updated the TRD Sport package and added the TRD Rock Warrior package.
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For the 2009 model year, Toyota introduced the new TRD Rock Warrior SUV. This optional package was only available on the 4x4 with Crew or CrewMax cab. The interior features black cloth upholstery, a sport shifter, and pedals. Cab models have a sliding rear window. The TRD Rock Warrior package was only available in black or ultra white. From 2010 to 2012, the Platinum package was offered as the Luxury package. In 2013, the Platinum package was replaced by the trim level. On February 7, 2013, a redesign of the 2014 model was announced. The new design features a larger grille and rear fenders. Toyota has optimized the suspension and introduced new levels of damping that improve handling compared to previous models. The steering has been revised to improve the driving experience. The model range has been expanded with the addition of the new 1794 luxury model.
The 2014 Toyota Tundra was available in five trim levels. Toyota discontinued the regular cab Tundra, but other configurations remain the same. The 2016 model has an updated front chrome grille on SR5 and 1794 Edition. For 2018, the regular cab model was also discontinued, leaving the Double Cab as the entry-level model. For 2020, the 4.6L engine was dropped. And the 5.7L V8 became standard across the range. When designing the Texas plant, Toyota arranged for 21 key Tundra suppliers to set up factories on the same site to avoid logistical issues. However, those suppliers are more vulnerable to a market downturn.