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2011 TOYOTA SPORTS CONCEPT

Friday, January 21st, 2011
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Well we’d certainly like to see the production version of the Toyota FT-86. It appears though Toyota may be laying some pipe for a younger sister – the TES T-Sport Concept. toyota sports conceptIf the Google Translator is to be believed, the car supposedly originated from an inner-company survey that asked what type of cars Toyota engineers would most like to see built. Apparently the overwhelming answer was a fun-to-drive, affordable sports car.

Who would think that…

From there, the Toyota Engineering Society set about crafting their vision of a low buck machine that could still slather a smile on your face. Power comes courtesy of a 1.3-liter four-cylinder engine with around 110 horsepower, and this thing hits the scales at less than 2,000 pounds. That sounds like a winning combination. As these kinds of things are at car shows, we’ll have to wait and see…

TUNDRA 2011, WHAT’S NEW

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010
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For 2011 Toyota has simplified the Tundra line-up featuring a new V6 engine & standard electronic trailer sway control that  aligns more evenly with competitive products.2011-TOYOTA-TUNDRA-Pictures

Here are Key changes for 2011 Tundra

  • New 4.0-liter V6 base engine, replacing previous 4.0-liter V6
  • Exterior color choices down from 11 to 9; more paint sharing with Tacoma
  • 10 models deleted, including 9 with 4.6-liter V8 engine
  • Trailer sway control now standard on all models

4.0-liter V6 now has advanced technology similar to Tundra 5.7L and 4.6L V8 engines

  • Improvements designed to improve fuel efficiency, increase and broaden torque range
  • Dual Independent Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (Dual VVT-i) added
  • Allows independent adjustment of intake and exhaust cam timing to achieve maximum power at different RPM
    o        270 HP@ 5600 RPM
    o        278 lb-ft @ 4400 RPM  

Tundra now shares five colors with Tacoma

  • Tacoma production moving to Tundra plant in San Antonio, Texas
  • Paint sharing streamlines manufacturing, gives truck line consistent family identification
  • Dropped Colors: Tundra dropping Slate Metallic (1F9), Salsa Red Pearl (3Q3), Blue Streak (8T7) and Sandy Beach (4T8)
  • Added Colors: adding Tacoma colors Grey Metallic (1G3) and Tacoma Red Pearl (3R3)

Tundra eliminates following Tundra Grade models:

  • Regular Cab/Standard Bed 4×2 w/ 5.7L
  • Regular Cab/Long Bed 4×2 and 4×4 w/ 4.6L
  • Regular Cab/Standard Bed 4×4 w/ 4.6L
  • Double Cab/Long Bed 4×2 and 4×4 w/ 4.6L

Tundra eliminates following Limited models:

  • Double Cab/Standard Bed 4×2 and 4×4 w/ 4.6L
  • CrewMax/Short Bed 4×2 and 4×4 w/ 4.6L

Tundra adds Trailer Sway Control

  • Additional programming built upon the already standard Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) system
  • If system detects trailer yaw or fishtailing, it takes counter measures such as activating the truck’s individual brakes and possibly reducing engine power
  • Trailer Sway Control is standard on all models, even those without factory tow package
  • Tundra’s standard Trailer Sway Control regains standard tow feature parity to Ford F150