All About Toyota Truck
The foremost Toyota
pick-up truck or the Land cruiser was launched in the US market in 1963 followed by the Stout in 1964 and then the Hilux in 1969.
The Hilux finally emerged with all-new garbs in the year 1995 and was renamed the Toyota Tacoma. The concept of American Toyota Truck Models
also traveled a long way from just being a towing trailer. Toyota made a calculated move to capitalize on the market trend and gradually the Toyota Tacoma evolved as one of the most sought-after compact pickup lines in the Toyota Family
. By 2005, the Tacoma lineups was available in seventeen different model configurations, based on three cab types- standard, extended Xtra-cab and the four-door Double cab. The Toyota Models
also offered options for a six-speed manual or a five-speed automatic transmission. A 2.7-liter inline four-cylinder engine was standard for all models. A V6 model had a 4.0-liter engine rated at 245 HP with a towing capacity of 6,500 pounds.
In 1998, Tundra was introduced as the full-sized pickup truck to compete in the existing American Toyota Truck
market which was then largely dominated by the Ford, Dodge and Chevrolet lineups. The Toyota Tundra was powered with a 4.7 liter, V8 engine producing 245 HP and had a towing capacity of 7200 pounds. By 2005, the Toyota Truck
was made available in three trim levels and 2X4 and 4X4 versions and with standard ABS and an optional navigation system. The all-new 2007 Tundra further has grown bigger in size and is loaded with more features to attract a larger customer base. A newer 5.7 liter V8 is introduced and maximum towing capacity is now over 10,000 pounds. All Toyota Truck
lineups are well-known among buyers for their competitive price ranges.
Over decades, the cumulative sales statistics is impressive enough and the popularity of the Toyota Brand Trucks
has reached a new high in the American truck market. The Company has also won the Craftsman Truck Series. No doubt, the Toyota brand of trucks is getting bigger and better in everyway. All new Toyota Truck Models
have been redesigned and developed exclusively for the US market in recent years for refined rides, responsive handling, greater fuel economy and smooth driving through urban congestions. Moreover, the Toyota
hybrid technology has taken confident steps forward to provide hassle-free, efficient transportation to thousands of American households in coming years.