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    Arrow Bring the Diesel Hilux to America!

    I sure wish Toyota would bring the Diesel Hilux to America, its available in almost every other country: UK's Hilux Page

    My other hope is that maybe JUST maybe toyota will finally get moving on the promise they have had listed on their website about getting us a clean diesel tundra and sequoia:
    Diesel Fuel


    Toyota does not currently sell any vehicles equipped with diesel engines in the United States.

    Tundra, Sequoia, and Land Cruiser are offered with the 5.7-Liter V8 gasoline engine.
    Tundra and Sequoia may be offered with an all-new clean-diesel option in the near future.
    from: Toyota Search

    Is anyone else STILL wondering why Toyota hasn't gotten around to following up on this? I think that line has been on their website for like 4 years!


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    I think it would be a great idea. I am hoping for the same thing
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    I am still astonished that Toyota did not bring a full size diesel pick-up truck to North America to administer the death blow to the big-three-losers. Toyota gives all sorts of excuses for not bringing diesels to North America - primarily that there is no demand for one which we all know to be bull. There are arguments for emissions which are also unfounded. Japan has some of the strictest emissions laws and some of the most strictly enforced testing of emissions of any country on the face of the planet. Creating an engine that would meet emissions here was done there decades ago. They are still decades ahead of us.

    There must be a hell of a lot of money in not owning the largest pick-up truck market on the face of the planet.
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    I'd bet it isn't an engineering issue so much as an after-purchase service issue. What do you think the cost would be to dealers/service centers to properly train and tool up for servicing an entirely different engine class? Even though dealer service techs are nothing more than parts swappers, there must be some barrier(s) to execution that we aren't aware of.
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    I think they are being kept out by the goverment. I'm not one of the nut jobs that thinks everything is the goverments fault. I think toyota has not crushed the US truck market out of concern for it's overall relationship with the US. If they came with a deisel that gets 23 mpg and tows 15000 pounds the big three would be done for. It is expensive for toyota to not sell here but imagine if GM went under, it would be like the late 70's. Everyone would HATE toyota. And stop buying them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mytundrarocks View Post
    I think they are being kept out by the goverment. I'm not one of the nut jobs that thinks everything is the goverments fault. I think toyota has not crushed the US truck market out of concern for it's overall relationship with the US. If they came with a deisel that gets 23 mpg and tows 15000 pounds the big three would be done for. It is expensive for toyota to not sell here but imagine if GM went under, it would be like the late 70's. Everyone would HATE toyota. And stop buying them.

    I have do agree that some of it has to be government which involves a lot of interests but I disagree with the last part about hating Toyota.

    People may have hated Japanese cars in the 70's (Honda) but they bought them anyway and Honda prospered. The image of the hating Japanese cars was burned into our memories by lazy, uneducated, trash producing UAW members who knew it was the beginning of the end.

    No amount of UAW indoctrination will change how people spend their money once they realize that everything detroit produces is crap. Face it, money talks and bullsh!t walks (or is left abandoned on the side of the road).
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    Diesel + 6spd manual tranny please
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    i could care less if the hilux had a diesel i just want that truck offered in the states. i've spent a lot of time overseas and have driven that truck through places no vehicle should go. Its pretty much the 1980's tried and true toyota pickup with a new shell on it. if they offered it in the states i would say goodbye to the tundra and hello hilux. thats my opinion.

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    I can't believe it gets over 30 mpg's? They need to offer that engine in the Tacoma's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mytundrarocks View Post
    I think they are being kept out by the goverment. I'm not one of the nut jobs that thinks everything is the goverments fault. I think toyota has not crushed the US truck market out of concern for it's overall relationship with the US. If they came with a deisel that gets 23 mpg and tows 15000 pounds the big three would be done for. It is expensive for toyota to not sell here but imagine if GM went under, it would be like the late 70's. Everyone would HATE toyota. And stop buying them.

    Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight

    and in this case what has kept the domestics from doing exactly that and cause toyota to be "done for"? But you are partially correct in that the .gov is to blame.

    I'll tell you

    We cannot have hyper efficiency diesel powered trucks in this country for (get this) environmental concerns. Yep that's right environmental concerns. Our diesel emissions standards as mandated by the EPA are the most strict in the world. As it stands right now the emissions equipment to meet these standards adds appx $8000 to the vehicle cost (that's an eight with three ZEROs following). So what that's done is relegate the diesel to markets that are willing to pay that much of a premium IE the market for heavy towing where only a diesel will do in 3/4 and 1 ton+ trucks. A market toyota doesn't serve.

    This is why all the big three canceled their quite developed 1/2 ton diesel programs recently and also why Ford came out with the ecoboost gasser. Folks simply won't pay $8000 for an engine that costs twice as much to service and only gets 20% more economy with a fuel that costs 15% more
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    I love the Hilux! If they brought them to America, I'd have one sitting in my driveway... a few years from now when I can get one used...
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    Gotta say, the Hilux that Top Gear took to the North Pole was BEAST. I really wish Toyota would bring diesel to the states. What ever happened to that dually Tundra they were showing off everywhere? Last update I heard from that came from 2009 when Toyota exec's said a deisel tundra was at least 3 years away (being 2012) on tundraheadquarters.com
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    Don't forget that Americans pay a FAT amount of money for diesel. People wouldn't buy just because of that one factor. I'd love to own a diesel Tundra, though.
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    Having spent a good deal of time in the middle east I can vouch first hand for the Hilux. I loved having mine there and, thank God, I can say they stand up quite well to damage fromthe desert heat and sand, cold and once snow and lastly shrapnel/gunfire too...lol. We drove these excessively hard in the deserts of Iraq for a year, well beyond what an American truck could endure, and the only thing we had to do was add fuel, oil change every 10k miles, and keep some extra coolant handy. Never once did we get stuck but passed a number of HMMWV's that had gotten bogged down in the sand. If these come to the US I will be eagerly standing in long lines for one. Love my Tundra's and will own a 3rd when the time comes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by '00 Tundra View Post
    Gotta say, the Hilux that Top Gear took to the North Pole was BEAST. I really wish Toyota would bring diesel to the states. What ever happened to that dually Tundra they were showing off everywhere? Last update I heard from that came from 2009 when Toyota exec's said a deisel tundra was at least 3 years away (being 2012) on tundraheadquarters.com
    Speaking of TopGear... Have you seen the videos where they TRY to destoy an old body style Hilux/Pickup by dropping it off a cliff, setting it on fire, putting it in a lake, etc. etc. etc., and it still runs with just minor repairs using hand tools.

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