Third Generation Toyota Tundra Master Thread

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I like the sounds of that. It will be interesting to see what powertrains are available, my guess is three, a turbocharged v6, a v8, and some sort of hybrid, however I heard a rumor that the hybrid model won’t be on sale right away with the all new model.
 

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more and more I think about it, I doubt that you will get many V8 options.

Everyone needs to remember about CAFE rules and their equivalent in the US.
For instance in Western Europe, Toyota pulled 1.2t from Corolla in many countries, because they needed to lower their average CO2 to 95g/100km and 1.2t was dragging it up.

With new hybrids, they have 1.5l, 1.8l, 2.0l and 2.5l powertrains in Europe, covering every vehicle.

Same will happen with V8 engines, it will kill them in MPG to have old base inefficient V8 engine in the US.
 

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Same will happen with V8 engines, it will kill them in MPG to have old base inefficient V8 engine in the US.
If the Big Three are all offering pickup trucks with NA V8, then CAFE is not Toyota's main concern. Plus they have the Tundra hybrid to drag it back down again. Whether a NA V8 will be offered probably depends on results of the 2020 election. A Democrat president will bring up fuel price by A LOT.
 
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more and more I think about it, I doubt that you will get many V8 options.

Everyone needs to remember about CAFE rules and their equivalent in the US.
For instance in Western Europe, Toyota pulled 1.2t from Corolla in many countries, because they needed to lower their average CO2 to 95g/100km and 1.2t was dragging it up.

With new hybrids, they have 1.5l, 1.8l, 2.0l and 2.5l powertrains in Europe, covering every vehicle.

Same will happen with V8 engines, it will kill them in MPG to have old base inefficient V8 engine in the US.
I think DI will be added to the 3UR. Alternative will be a hybrid.
 

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Trademarks registration could be anything, even reference the emphasis on how capable the hybrid setup.
 

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If the Big Three are all offering pickup trucks with NA V8, then CAFE is not Toyota's main concern. Plus they have the Tundra hybrid to drag it back down again. Whether a NA V8 will be offered probably depends on results of the 2020 election. A Democrat president will bring up fuel price by A LOT.
Today they are, tomorrow they wont be. It is certainly a big issue for something that would be a base engine, another story is special edition model that will sell 6% of volume.

In Europe in 2021, there will be few big engines left, in 2025, there will be none.
 
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I am starting to hear a lot of rumors that a v8 won’t even be available on the next gen Tundra. What are your thoughts? Part of me thinks there’s no way because Mike Sweers, Chief Engineer, loves big burly v8’s but at the same time Toyota is trying to improve MPG’s and CAFE across the lineup. Toyota has said the Tundra is already somewhat niche and they aren’t really looking to become #1 in full-size pickup sales. With those two thoughts in mind I am torn. Just looking for some others thoughts, opinions, or rumors they might have heard.
 

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I am starting to hear a lot of rumors that a v8 won’t even be available on the next gen Tundra. What are your thoughts? Part of me thinks there’s no way because Mike Sweers, Chief Engineer, loves big burly v8’s but at the same time Toyota is trying to improve MPG’s and CAFE across the lineup. Toyota has said the Tundra is already somewhat niche and they aren’t really looking to become #1 in full-size pickup sales. With those two thoughts in mind I am torn. Just looking for some others thoughts, opinions, or rumors they might have heard.
They are targeting our EcoBoost F-150 and hybrid coming up.
 
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