Toyota Trucks – The First Imported Lineup of Pickup Trucks
The Toyota Motor Corporation is a multinational Japanese automobile company which was founded in 1937 and is more popularly known as Toyota. Today the Toyota Motor Corporation also includes the Lexus, Toyota, Hino Motors and the Daihatsu group of companies as well as several other non-automobile companies. This company has its headquarters at the Toyota City in Aichi as well as in Tokyo.
Today there are a series of Toyota trucks which have made this brand even popular. Some of the most popular Toyota Trucks are the Toyota Tacoma and the Toyota Tundra series of pick up trucks.
The Toyota Tacoma were introduced almost a decade ago in the year 1995 and were a replacement to the Toyota Hilux pick up trucks which was marketed in America as the Toyota Pick Up. They are a series of mid sized pick up trucks. These trucks are available in a wide array of body styles that you can choose from. They are capable for their off road features and have a good build quality. These trucks also have a sturdy reputation for durability as well as reliability.
These series of trucks are available in three different cab styles namely the regular cab, the extended cab which is known as Access cab by Toyota and the crew cab or double cab versions. You can also avail their cargo beds in either the short or longer length versions with the Tacoma.
There are also three different styles of trim options available with the Tacoma Toyota trucks. These are namely the PreRunner and also the X-Runner with the standard base version.
The Toyota Tacoma however had a few downsides the biggest being its price factor. The Tacoma was very costly when compared to the other trucks from the domestic competing markets. The first generation model of the Tacoma was also quite uncomfortable for the taller truck drivers.
Unlike the Toyota Tacoma, the Toyota Tundra is a series of full sized Toyota trucks which were introduced in the new millennium by Toyota. These trucks featured an all new advanced V8 engine. The first generations of the Toyota Tundra bore a resemblance to the Toyota T100 as also the mid sized Toyota Tacoma pick up truck. The main similarity was that it shared the same V6 3.4 liter engine as those of the other models.
The Toyota Tundra was earlier known as the T150, but was later changed to Tundra following a lawsuit filed by the Ford Motor Company because its name was too similar to the Ford F-150 which was then a market leader in the pick up trucks segment.
While the Tundra was larger in size compared to the T100 it was still small in size compared to other pick ups. The Tundra became the fastest selling debut vehicle of Toyota’s with its sales being almost twice as much of the T100.
They Toyota Tundra like the Toyota Tacoma also featured three different cab sizes, as well as had three different bed lengths, and came with a choice of three engines to choose from.