Toyota to enter a diesal in the 1/2 ton market

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by poolboy, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. poolboy

    poolboy LawnSite Silver Member
    from earth
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  2. MikeKle

    MikeKle LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I thought I heard one of the big 3 was also planning to put a diesel in a 1/2 ton too?
  3. integrityman

    integrityman LawnSite Bronze Member
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    yea- both GM and Ford HAD plans for a medium duty type diesel. Both companies shelved them when they hit the financial skids. I actually really liked the one Chevy was developing, as it could be deployed as a replacement in existing trucks. Alas the numnuts at guberment motors decided that they were going to loose market share to someone else.... looks like it gonna be Toyota.
  4. doubleedge

    doubleedge LawnSite Senior Member
    from ND
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    Too bad that is a 2008 article and the timeline that they estimated has already passed. That means that it is probably delayed, indefinitely.
  5. rcslawncare

    rcslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
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    True, don't think there working on it too hard!
  6. Mickhippy

    Mickhippy LawnSite Platinum Member
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    4.5Lt D4D would be kick azz! My 3lt 4cyl TD D4D goes great, a V8 would be insane!

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