Developed at a new Toyota plant in southern Indiana, the Tundra additionally is the initial pick-up from a Japanese supplier to supply a V-8 engine.
The Tundra's design will be the foundation for a full-size sport utility vehicle-- the Sequoia-- that will be constructed in Indiana and also presented as a 2001 design.
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Tundra comes as a regular-cab with an 8-foot freight bed and also as a prolonged taxi (called Access Cab) with a 6.5-foot bed. The Access Taxi has rear-hinged back doors on both sides that could not be opened until the front doors are opened first. Tundra, nevertheless, has outside handles for the rear doors as opposed to in the doorjamb.
Both body designs have a 128-inch wheelbase and general size of 217 inches. Comparative, the Ford F-150 normal cab with an 8-foot bed as well as the F-150 SuperCab with a 6.5-foot bed are both 224 inches long.
Tundra's optimum haul is 2,000 pounds, while the F-150's optimum is 3,220.
An eye-catching, properly designed control panel in the Tundra puts all controls where they are simple to see as well as get to, and also front-seat owners obtain comfortable, spacious lodgings.
The three-place back seat on the Gain access to Taxicab, nonetheless, is as well little for grownups unless the front seats are pushed well ahead. The back seat is flat as a board, with a short, tough padding as well as back-rest. The rear pillow is split as well as both fifty percents easily fold to develop more storage space.
Routine taxicabs and Accessibility Taxis can have either a front bench seat that holds three or more pail seats. Natural leather furniture is optional on the leading line Restricted design.
Under the Hood
A 3.4-liter V-6 with 190 horsepower is basic as well as features either a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission. A 4.7-liter V-8 with 245 horse power is optional and also teams only with the automated.
Tundra's four-wheel-drive system enables changing in or from 4WD High up on the step through control panel controls. Four-wheel antilock brakes are optional across the board.
Tundra supplies less choices in sizes and also engines than its domestic rivals, as well as it falls short in payload and also towing capacity. Nonetheless, with the V-8 this is maybe the best, most fine-tuned pick-up available. Whatever fits and operates with precision, and also Tundra seems like it was made by Lexus (Toyota's high-end department).