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2016 Toyota Tundra: Cummins Turbo Diesel

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Toyota enthusiasts may finally get their wish with the next generation Tundra powered by a Cummins 5.0L V8 turbo diesel. An insider source to Wards Auto says that Toyota has been developing an in-house turbo diesel with Hino in 2007 but had halted the project due to the economic downturn. Toyota was serious about the light duty truck market as they built a Tundra Diesel Dually concept truck for the 2008 SEMA Show.

With tougher CAFE standards set for the future, Toyota must offer a diesel variant with better MPG to meet the guidelines. Toyota is no stranger to the light-duty truck market as they used to offer a one ton dually version of the legendary HiLux pickup truck. You always saw these dually Toyotas as mini U-Haul moving vans, utility truck, stakebed or a micro-mini RV. Although the news is not official, a light-duty turbo diesel Tundra is a necessity for Toyota to stay competitive in this market dominated by Ford, Chevy and Dodge. Bring on the Tundra Heavy Duty series with the Cummins Turbo Diesel!

Toyota Tundra Diesel Dually Concept – SEMA Show 2008

Toyota Tundra Diesel Dually Concept – SEMA Show 2008

Source: WardsAuto via Autoguide.com
Photos: Toyota USA

Ryan B.
Ryan B.
Toyota, Lexus, Scion Connoiseur Also known as Flipside909, a lifelong Toyota & Lexus owner/enthusiast, community supporter, traveler and foodie.
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