Our Point of View: A Peek at 2009

September 15, 2008

by Toyota Open Road Blog

We get lots of requests for information about upcoming vehicles, and mostly what we can say is this: "Sorry, we don’t discuss future products."

But this is one of those rare moments in time when we can tell you a few things about what’s coming for 2009. That’s because the product release date looms, thus secrecy soon won’t be an issue. So here goes:

Standard for Tundra in select region s is the capacity to use E85 Flex Fuel on 4x4 models powered by Toyota’s 5.7L V8 engine.

Additionally, two new option packages will be available for Tundra: TRD Sport and TRD Rock Warrior. Both offer unique wheels. TRD Sport gets color-keyed front and rear bumpers and Rock Warrior gets a color-keyed front bumper and a matte-black rear bumper. Rock Warrior also gets a special TRD-tuned off-road suspension.

Highlander raises the ante with a new option: a 2.7L four-cylinder engine on the two-wheel-drive base model. Available in January, the 187-hp four-cylinder beats the V6’s fuel efficiency, yet still keeps performance brisk.

4Runner gets a boost in its off-road prowess, thanks to an optional SR5 Trail Editio n package for the 4x4 V6 model. Equipment includes locking rear differential, Active Traction Control, Bilstein shock absorbers and 16-inch five-spoke aluminum alloy wheels with P265/70 R16 tires. Externally, the package adds a color-keyed grille and door handles, black tubular side step and tubular roof rack and three colors: Titanium Metallic, Natural White and Shadow Mica. Inside, the Trail Edition offers water-resistant seats with Charcoal fabric bolsters and a six-speaker AM/FM/CD audio system and detachable TomTom personal navigation device with WMA and MP3 compatibility, Bluetooth and satellite radio capability and iPod connectivity.

Tacoma gets four new exterior colors and updated audio systems, but the most notable change is the suite of safety features made standard. All Tacoma model s now include the STAR safety system, which includes an Anti-Lock Brake system, Brake Assist, Electronic Brake Force Distribution, Vehicle Stability Control and Traction Control. Also joining the list of standard equipment are active headrests, rear side-curtain and front seat-mounted side airbags. A new limited-slip differential will help keep things moving in low-traction situations.

The 2009 RAV4 perks up with a new 179-hp 2.5L four-cylinder engine that produces more power than the engine it replaces and offers higher fuel efficiency. It also has a refreshed look, thanks to new a grille, tail lamps, seat fabric and other minor modifications. A new sport appearance package also is available on 4x4 V6 models. The package includes color-keyed power heated outside mirrors, stainless-steel exhaust tip, four run-flat tires and available exclusive exterior color: Elusive Blue Metallic. Even the rear door has been redesigned - without the RAV4’s door-mounted spare.

Over at Lexus, the IS 350/IS 250’s suspension and steering tuning have been adjusted for even better handling and control, and the IS now offers new shifting functionality, which allows the available paddle shifters to be used when the transmission is in "D" (drive) mode. The IS also gets new 17- and 18-inch wheels and side mirrors with turn signals incorporated. The Lexus Vehicle Dynamic Integrated Management system is now standard on the IS 250.

Originally published on the Toyota Open Road blog on Sept. 15, 2008.

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Jorge Olmos said...
I love my 93 toyota Hilux P/U. Its a 4x2 with the 22R-E and I'm looking to replace it with another small Pick-up, in or about two years from now. I want another Hilux, but Toyota stop selling the Hilux in 95, so I guess I'll buy a Ford Ranger since its the only real small Pick-up sold in U.S. Its sad because I see them all over in Mexico and all I can do is dream about owning one here in the U.S. land of the free, damn you toyota. I don't like the tundra or tacoma . I guess Ford It is
10/24/10 at 12:00 AM

richard cramer said...
are you going to build a racing truck like the ford f150 raptor seeing you have toyota racing that you would and if so i'll buy one and i would buy a toyota hilux to and take all of your comments and use them to your advantege be smart as you say the smart way but you holding all the cars and trucks that the u.s.a wants is not right its go big or go home and it seems that you are going home and make a 6.5 litter gas engine for your tundra with 450 horse power and 450 torq and you missed up your tacoma by puting the shift on the fly 4 wheel drive put that on the floor like the fj and the 4runner dont be a light weight like chevy became
10/16/10 at 12:00 AM

justin dubin said...
Count me in as one more potential customer if you start selling the hilux diesel in the U.S.
10/14/10 at 12:00 AM

Thomas said...
Please make the Hilux available in the states. I have owned Tacoma's for years. It is a great truck, can do anything. More dependable than any truck on the market. Would love to get the diesel. Trying to figure out myself how to bring one in from Mexico.
10/14/10 at 12:00 AM

juan alvarado said...
I'm doing my homework to buy the toyota 4cyl hilux from Mexico & bring it to California. I've ridden the truck in Central America & it's awesome... If the road blocks are too troublesome, mahindra should be offering their diesel soon. When will USA Toyota take the lead on a Diesel?!!
10/9/10 at 12:00 AM

rolf brekken said...
I would like to add my voice to the growing call for the Hilux with diesel option in the US. This truck would be a welcome addition to the toyota truck line up it the US
8/22/10 at 12:00 AM

Bryan Bach said...
I want to ride the Hilix diesel bandwagon! Toyota watch out because Mahindra (Indian automaker) is bringing the FIRST compact diesel truck to the USA at the end of the year (2010). I am looking at new Tacoma's, but I may hold out for the clean diesel Mahindra.
8/8/10 at 12:00 AM

Bob F said...
I am the original owner of a 1984 Toyota Celica (22 RE) and still drive it to work with 470,000 miles on it and still take 300 mile trips in it. No car payment since 1988. ($150,000 in the bank due to dilegent savings on the car!!!) I am a big fan in the Toyota brand. That said, Toyota and other mfgrs of small/midsize trucks are missing the opportunity. I believe that a huge market exists for a 4 cyl diesel (2.2 to 2.5 liter), towing capacity 5,000 to 6000 lbs, and 30 to 37 mpg. Toyota would sell millions due to the utility. Could drive to work with great mpg, use on the weekends for towing of campers/ trailers. Only a diesel can fill this niche in the market. Prototypes of this type of diesel engine do exist but none in production yet. Toyota would dominate the market. Granted emmissions are an issue, but VW, M. Benz, BMW and others are not letting that stop them. I believe if Toyota devoted the resources for the diesel equivalent of the 22 R-E engine, they would dominate the midsize market.
8/7/10 at 12:00 AM

Michael McClenny said...
I have owned 4 toyotas, my son has owned 2 my daughter has one now. I am now looking for a new toyota truck. If Toyota wont sell the diesel Hilux in the US they may force a loyal customer to by from a different auto company! Do you care!
7/29/10 at 12:00 AM

Randy said...
Why are you not bringing the Hilux to the States? I just returned from a trip to South Africa, every Toyota truck and land cruiser in South Africa was a diesel. Why can't you listen to the consumers and bring us the trucks we want !
5/24/10 at 12:00 AM

tommy said...
I want a diesel truck made by toyota
4/15/10 at 12:00 AM

paul said...
dodge has a much better truck than toyota
4/1/10 at 12:00 AM

Justin Latvamaki said...
Why is the Hilux not in the US? Top Gear took 3 to the north pole and yet we can not get these Trucks? why not? at 34mpg I cant figure why not. I have a 2000 Dakota Ex cab 4x4 with the 4.7L V8 3.55gears and get 16 city 24 hwy in it depending on how much throttle I use and it Pulls my 5000lb boat at 12.5-13 mpg at 65 mph all day long. I have do not see the Point In upgrading to a newer Truck Until a larger midsize truck (size of the Dakota) is out there that gets even Close to the same mileage to this Truck. and at 220,000 miles and still running strong Unless something like the Hilux is here I will be going to another Dakota when it gets time to replace it.
3/28/10 at 12:00 AM

Dale said...
Toyota, What is wrong with you? Why are car dealers that deliver to the US so blind to see what people here want. We are a Truck kind of country but we're fed up with the offerings. Every midsize pickup gets 16/20 unless you want to buy something that can't pull a baby stroller. If Toyota won't bring the Tacoma Diesel to the states I'll by a Audi A3 diesel and say to hell with buying a truck.
2/16/10 at 12:00 AM

Tiger~Mule said...
I am driving my 9th Toyota right now. 15 months now with over 84K miles so far. I drive 160 miles daily. I NEED A DIESEL TOYOTA. The improved gas mileage is exactly what we need. Please offer the Tacoma or FJ Cruzer with a 4 Cyl Diesel engine.
2/9/10 at 12:00 AM

Gregg said...
I am a loyal Toyota customer. While I love my 1997 Tacoma I am ready to upgrade to a newer model. Unfortunately, I am very disappointed with the direction that Toyota has taken the Tacoma (and their small pickup offering). There is no small pickup - the Tacoma is large and gets terrible gas mileage. I will NOT purchase any of the current Toyota (USA) pickup platforms. I am holding out for either the Tacoma redesign or possibly bringing the Hilux to the US. On that last point - PLEASE consider bringing the Hilux to the US. This is a beautiful truck, reliable, great fuel economy, etc. - all of the things I love about Toyota. Toyota - please start listening to your customers. If not, we will be forced to move elsewhere.
2/9/10 at 12:00 AM

Matt said...
Diesel. Please.
2/6/10 at 12:00 AM

Dave said...
I just saw the latest Hilux and still can't figure out why you would not want to release this in the US. From what I can see online, you would have a number 1 selling vehicle for this market. I am stuck in a Ford until I can find a better option for a diesel, and I would love for that option to be the Hilux. Ford and Chevy don't seem to be capable of building a vehicle like the Hilux, so go ahead and show them up with.
1/21/10 at 12:00 AM

wants a diesel taco said...
I'll be in line at the dealership if you start importing the diesel hilux to the US, or a comparable diesel tacoma.
1/18/10 at 12:00 AM

Mike Riley said...
Please offer the diesel HiLux in the US. There are thouands of us that would buy one immediately.
1/15/10 at 12:00 AM

P.mcCartney said...
I currently own and love an 2008 FJ Cruiser. I implore Toyota to make fjs available with Toyota's excellent deisel engines for 2011 model year. I will purchase 2011 FJ. My only concerns are fuel mileage and power. I am aware that Toyota has deisel engines that fill these requirements. please comply Toyota!
1/11/10 at 12:00 AM

Klaus said...
With the impending race to 35 mpg vehicle averages, it makes more sense than ever to bring diesel Toyota's to the US. Toyota could greatly improve the fuel economy of its biggest gas guzzler, the infamous Land Cruiser. The UK turbo diesel Land Cruisers get almost twice the fuel economy of our gasoline ones. Bring the diesel Land Cruiser to the US so we can all stop importing old ones from Canada.
12/22/09 at 12:00 AM

Bree said...
I was recently in Trinidad and saw the Hilux. I fell in love with it instantly. Will it ever be available in the US?
12/18/09 at 12:00 AM

Steve said...
I want to join the many who have expressed an interest and desire for a Toyota diesel pickup. I would love to have a Toyta Hilux diesel available in the USA.
12/8/09 at 12:00 AM

Robert Hume said...
I am in desperate need of a new truck but have decided that I would like another diesel. A diesel Tacoma would be perfect for me. I would stand in line to get one! It's time to roll out some options for us diesel lovers in the US. Please.
11/29/09 at 12:00 AM

Eric Kent said...
The Tundra Diesel DRW - build a 4x4 crew cab with a long bed and offer aftermarket options to the public for this truck. Ford, Chevy and Dodge have been the fore runners too long , all make awesome trucks - but learn from them and build a truck that the public wants from you. Quality and longevity that is what is in your name and why people buy your trucks. So build that truck and I will be the first in a Florida dealership to trade my "06 Tundra DBL cab ( even though I have changed and modified it to a super tundra ) in for one without even looking at price.
10/30/09 at 12:00 AM

Brett said...
+10000000 for diesel motor options. I love the Hilux and would gladly buy one if you would bring it to the US. I would love for there to be the same diesel motor options for all of your trucks and SUVs. The next vehicle I purchase will be a turbo diesel truck/SUV, and I would like to continue to buy Toyota products, but if there is no diesel option to replace my old 4Runner by 2011 I will look someplace else. I have written your company already and was told if there was enough consumer demand that Toyota would consider it- how many people have to write to you? How hard is it really to make that motor available in a 4Runner or Tacoma or FJ? If you build it they will come. Wake up.
10/27/09 at 12:00 AM

Jarrett Bearden said...
As an US Army Reservist I have deployed to numerous countries where the diesel HILUX (tacoma) and SURF (4Runner) reign supreme. I have often driven both vehicles under lease when conditions were such that military vehicles would be too far from repair facilites to make them worth the effort of maintaining. The HILUX and SURF got amazing gas mileage on low quality fuel in harsh conditions and were easy to repair in even the remotest locations. As a 2001 Tacoma owner I love my truck, but the one thing I would like is a little better gas mileage. I have asked at dealerships and looked on the website concerning when the 'HILUX' will come to the states, or more likely when and if Toyota will finally adapt their diesel engine to the North American Tocoma body style. I know it can be done as I have also worked with some folks in Afghanistan who had Diesel quad cab 2002 Tacoma's bought as a direct order from Japan. I can only imagine that the diesel engine has not made its way to North America because the regular gas engine is still selling well. Maybe, eventually, enough consumers will demand the diesel engine and Toyota will here our cries. As with the rest of you I will keep my money until then and stick with my old truck.
10/26/09 at 12:00 AM

Joe said...
Add another vote for a 4 cyl. diesel small van or pick-up from toyota. I have a 6 cyl. T-100 which I love, but it gets 17mpg. We can do better than that. Come on Toyota!
10/26/09 at 12:00 AM

nick said...
my friend just bought a hilux surf with a diesel engine. affordable decent truck, but to import a 92 hilux truck into canada costs upwards of 24 000. And people are willing to spend it. Obviously there is a demand for toyotas small diesel engines.
10/18/09 at 12:00 AM

Aaron Rutledge said...
Wow. Get a clue Toyota. EVERY SINGLE COMMENT IS ASKING FOR DIESEL!!! What is the major malfunction. Have you not heard that the customer is always right? Tell us what we need to do. Do we need to be petitioning our government, is that the issue? Ever person commenting here wants a Toyota diesel in the US. Every single one. Do you think this is just some strange subset of the buying public? Not a single person has said how excited they are about your same old stuff here in the US. Oh boy, new colors! WHO CARES! What we want are FUEL OPTIONS. Get a clue Toyota or the slide from #1 will only continue and quicken.
10/17/09 at 12:00 AM

Don Ellis said...
After 20 years and 630,000 miles, I am again in the market for a new vehicle. The things I am looking for in a truck are reliability, mileage, 4 doors, 4 tires, and 4WD. Exhaustive research and careful consideration has led me to the Toyota Hilux with the 4-cyl. diesel engine.....only to find that it is not available in the U.S. I do hope that Toyota management sees fit to correct this oversight either by offering the Hilux in the U.S. or offering the Tacoma with a turbocharged diesel engine. Everyone I have spoken to on this subject wants this type of truck and to continue to deprive the largest consumer market in the world of its obvious benefits seems to me a very poor way to run a business. As I vote with my dollars, I'll either get what I want or I'll keep what I've got.
10/16/09 at 12:00 AM

Ehren said...
I have wanted a Hilux since watching several episodes of Top Gear. I do own a 09 Tacoma and asked my dealer about it and he had no idea and had to look it up only to tell me "not possible". I like the Tacoma but commuting 80mi a day get expensive and the 19mpg no so great. Even after buying it I looked into other options. Please give us a diesel the US needs it.
9/18/09 at 12:00 AM

Charris said...
I would buy a hilux in a heartbeat, and i just bought an 09 tacoma. Toyota needs clean diesels in the US!!! I love my tacoma, but the gas mileage is just not good enough for me
9/6/09 at 12:00 AM

Mark LEvin said...
Please bring the 70-series diesels to the US, perhaps with a modern turbo diesel. The FJ is not suitable for true utility usage.
9/5/09 at 12:00 AM

Cody Sergent said...
I am 19 and have always been interested in trucks. I must say, the Hilux is my favorite. If nothing else, Toyota should at least give the US the Hilux body style. Especially the body style seen in the movie 'District 9.' If that were an option, I'm sure they would be a great seller.
9/4/09 at 12:00 AM

Les Campbell said...
@EJ_Garner in the Toyota USA Newsroom. Looking at the comments it seems that people want a diesel from Toyota way more than they want another new Prius. Have you ever driven a Prius? Its not fun and its slow. I would love to see a diesel hit the market in the US from Toyota. I have been to England and I know Toyota can make some of the best diesels for the price and still turn a profit. If you can ship Scions from Japan, then you can ship diesels from the UK.
9/1/09 at 12:00 AM

Craig said...
My last two vehicles have been Chrysler Jeep Grand Cherokee's and both served me well to about 250K miles. I ready for a new vehicle and a small truck like the Tacoma would be good for me. I'm not buying now because I'm frustrated that four cylinder turbo diesels are not available to give the torque, life, reliability and MPG I would like to have. I now see Toyota already makes the vehicle I want, but don't offer it in the US. The Toyota HiLux offers two turbocharged diesel engine options. These vehicles get 30-35 mpg, can tow 5,000lbs., and will last 300,000+ miles. I vote with my dollars, and I'm not buying till this is available here. The technology works and is the natural next step for economy & performance in vehicles. Please bring this option to us in America. Electric may be in the longer term future, but a 10 MPG increase with diesel will help get us and me throught the next 10 years.
8/22/09 at 12:00 AM

Hans said...
In search of a compact pickup to purchase within the next month I discovered this wonderful alternative called a Hilux. This vehical must be your Jack-of-Spades in the U.S.A. "Let's keep this on hold until we have to slam it down on the table, and say, ' Toyota Wins ! ' Are you kidding me ??? The game is about to be over with all the plug-ins on teh way..."Let's Roll" Toyota, play your hand...I'd buy it Tomorrow
8/20/09 at 12:00 AM

Neil Lowry said...
I completely agree. I'm driving an imported 1991 Hilux surf with the 2LT-E, and i will continue to drive it until one of 2 things happens...it's dies, or Toyota releases a diesel in the Canadian/American market.
8/18/09 at 12:00 AM

John Shaw said...
I too would buy the Hi-Lux, I have often wondered why we are only offered expensive large deisel engines rather than the more economical 2.5 and 3.0 ltr engines. If I knew where to get one as a grey market import I would.
8/16/09 at 12:00 AM

Aaron Gardner said...
I am also one that would buy a compact diesel pickup if ANYONE would sell them in the US. In the meantime I will keep driving my ANCIENT landcruiser. Hear that Toyota, you are actually preventing me from spending any money. Why can't the car companies make something I would actually want......
7/27/09 at 12:00 AM

Daniel said...
According to your own timeline: "With gasoline becoming more affordable, diesel models of the truck were discontinued in 1986, with the turbocharged gasoline model being discontinued in 1988. " Now is the time, I would buy a turbodiesel from Thailand if I could, offer them for limited availablity on the west coast & see what happens.
7/15/09 at 12:00 AM

Ed Vanden Brand said...
Need a Tundra diesel truck (long box crew cab six speed standard) to replace my existing ford to pull my 5th wheel any chance that will happen in 2010?
7/15/09 at 12:00 AM

Joe said...
I live in California and have been waiting for the new clean diesels to come out. Other companies are rolling them out. It is time for Toyota to sell their diesel Tacoma Hilux in the states. I would by one today if they were available.
7/4/09 at 12:00 AM

Chris T. said...
I would like to buy a diesel Hilux or Tacoma. I love my Tacoma, but I hate gas engines. I am going to move to Central America and spend my money there rather than in the good ole USA because there I can buy a Diesel Hilux. Help stimulate the economy here in the USA, start selling high MPG diesels. Mahindra is selling 4 cyl diesels in Texas, Volkswagen is coming out with a Hybrid Diesel SUV crossover. Come on, I want a Toyota.
6/25/09 at 12:00 AM

Brian said...
I know you won't comment, but I sure hope you listen. I am a Toyota fan currently on my 12th Toyota (currently have 3 in my garage) I have converted my parents who loved American cars to Toyota (Supra for mom, Tundra for dad). Granted I am not a share holder, but I am a financial supporter of sorts. It is time for Toyota to step up and acknowledge (publicly) the desire for diesels in the US by offering up some options. Some of us do not want hybrids; millions of us like to drive trucks without offering up 400 million in exec bonuses to Exxon with low fuel mileage. You need to remember back to the days when the "Big 3" ruled America with a steel box and a big V8. We (Americans) took them down by buying what Toyota, Nissan, and Honda had to offer because you listened to us. We diesel lovers may be a minority at the moment, but I am sure GM only had their backs turned for a moment in their eyes when it came crashing down. I will continue to buy Toyota's until someone does it better and listens a bit closer to my needs, or you listen quicker. I NEED a diesel! A better option over the JBL and some rear LCD headrests would be nice as well. I have the checkbook ready, build it and get Toyota #13 in my garage. Put a diesel in the Highlander and we'll make it 14. Love the products; just remember who got you here in the US. You say you build the cars we want, but I have never been asked anything. Town hall meeting in Denver CO, and I’ll be there. Can't make it? I will fly to the Texas plant if you hold one there instead, point is none of us know who you are talking to?
6/24/09 at 12:00 AM

Taj said...
Ever since I found out about the Rav4 2.2 d4d & the hilux 3.0 d4d I've wanted one. The problem is they don't meet us saftey bs. They do meet emissions. If I could special order one I would even if it costs $37K. I looked into importing one from Italy but It would cost too much to get the saftey upto par. The final cost was around $47K. I wish toyota would get on the ball and market these two vehicles in the us. I need a new vehicle and I want one of these two. The Rav4 gets 37mpg city and 50+ highway who needs a prius hybrid when you can get that? The helix gets 30/40mpg really toyota.. Get with the program!!! I'd be happy with either one!!! Taj
6/22/09 at 12:00 AM

Derek said...
When is the tundra diesel coming out? READY TO TRADE IN MY CHEVY!!!! ALSO ANOTHER HINT MAKE IT A LONG BED!!!! CREWMAX
6/21/09 at 12:00 AM

John V. said...
I agree that I would be in line to get my hands on a 4 cylinder Tacoma or 4-Runner Diesel. I think that Toyota also needs to offer the 4 cylinder gas engine in the Tacoma and 4 Runner again. With such success with the 22R and 22RE motor it amazes me that a 4 cylinder motor is not offered. I understand that no future products can be revealed, but strongly consider what this post says and what a bunch of other posts say, AMERICA wants a 4 cylinder DIESEL ENGINE offered not only in Tacoma and 4-Runner, but in your cars and Tundra and Sequoia. If VW can make a Clean Diesel and Jeep can make a Diesel in their Cheorkee, there is no reason that Toyota cannot. I am a proud Toyota owner for the past 10 years and will be replacing my wife's SUV in the next couple of years. I can only hope by then, Toyota will come through and make something that the Customer wants and that America needs for the future. 1990 Toyota Truck, 22RE 1992 Toyota SR5, 3VZE 2008 Toyota Camry, 2.4 liter
6/18/09 at 12:00 AM

Trey Brown said...
I agree with those of you wanting a diesel vehicle from Toyota. I have researched the new LandCruiser 70 and I would like to see them in the US. A diesel Acoma would be nice to. I'm not a big fan of the hybrid and would like to see the diesel become more dominant. I'm going to school to work on diesels so I know the potential they hold. Hope Toyota has some plan in the near future to bring these vehicles to the US
6/18/09 at 12:00 AM

Mathew said...
I am a long time Toyota customer but will have to buy a GM product as Toyota does not have a fuel efficient 8 seater ( the sequoia is a gas guzzler ), the traverse/acadia and enclave are better on gas and cheaper to buy. Unless the Sequoia diesel is out by the July 4th weekend, GM is going to have another first time GM buyer.
6/18/09 at 12:00 AM

Jamie said...
Agree with all above about the lack of Toyota diesels in US. Luckily VW is now offereing a full sized SUV with TDI engine. Maybe when my Tacoma dies Toyota will have caught up to other companies.
6/18/09 at 12:00 AM

EJ Garner, Toyota USA Newsroom said...
Thank you for you comments & feedback, however there are no plans at this time to offer a Tacoma diesel. (toyota_newsroom@toyota.com)
6/12/09 at 12:00 AM

EJ Garner, Toyota USA Newsroom said...
No plans at this time to offer a Tacoma diesel. (toyota_newsroom@toyota.com)
6/12/09 at 12:00 AM

Andy said...
As a shareholder I am concerned about the future of toyota. You seem to not care what the public wants anymore and have the mentality that "if we build it, they will buy it" We want a 4cyl diesel tacoma. The web bulletins are filled with postential customers waiting for such a vehicle.
6/10/09 at 12:00 AM

Trent said...
I'd like to see the diesel Tacoma here in the US. I see plenty of them in Australia and Africa, so why not here? I have no desire to buy a hybrid. I was interested in buying a Toyota for the first time, but apparently not. I'm sure a diesel would be quite popular here, especially in a small truck.
6/10/09 at 12:00 AM

Shawn said...
Sequoia or Crewmax with E85???? forget it... MAKE IT A HYBRID! and why can't you obtain power from ALL 4 WHEELS? harnessing the power by the rotation (spinning) of the wheels NOT JUST THE BRAKING.. this can easily be done, so why not? MAKE IT HAPPEN TOYOTA! SEE YOU ON MY DRIVEWAY IN THE FUTURE!
4/26/09 at 12:00 AM

Shawn said...
Any plans for a Hybrid Toyota Sequoia, i plan to purchase a full size vehicle this year, but might have no choice but to buy a GMC Acaida, since toyota does not make any vehicles with this passenger load of 8 seater that doesnt consume a load of gas. But if Toyota can make a Hybrid Sequoia, now they would be going somewhere! make it happen TOYOTA, if anyone can, TOYOTA CAN! btw Venza should have been made an 8 seater! and they need to make those back up camera displays bigger, if that product was targeted for older people, they should have thought about the display size of the backup camera screen display... ;) hope this helps...
4/26/09 at 12:00 AM

Thaddeus Niebel said...
Please bring your 4cyl. diesel truck motor to the U.S.!!! I was recently in Mexico and drove your hilux truck and although I didn't like the body styling as much as my '90 pickup I was blown away by the gas mileage the hilux achieved. I currently drive a '90 pickup with a brand new 2.4L and I am lucky to get over 20MPG. I would buy a diesel Hilux or Tacoma in a heart beat if it was possible. I am sure many others share my opinion and would love to have toyota 4cyl. diesel in the US.
4/7/09 at 12:00 AM

Sacha Terrill said...
Hi there. Thank you for your question and for visiting Our Point of View--hope you enjoyed the blog. I'd love to answer your question, however, Toyota does not comment on future products. Best regards, Sacha Terrill Social Media Coordinator Toyota Motor Sales, USA
4/7/09 at 12:00 AM

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