The first Toyota Tundra was launched relatively back in 1995. This version, which by its appearance personified unconventionality, has greatly contributed to the popularity of fullsize trucks. Customers of the traditional pickup segment for the first time were given the opportunity to combine the performance of a passenger vehicle with the ability to embark on a world of off-road driving.
It’s worth knowing that in Toyota thought about vehicle what will become Tundra back in 1988. The concept car appeared at the Tokyo Salon three years later, and the first production model in Geneva in 1993. The first generation had the primary task to be a fun car, both by design and features, and the Tundra was described by the syntagm of “civilized excitement”.
A complete redesign was carried out in 2000, in order to attract Tundra and customers who were looking for something more sophisticated. The second generation, visually captured phenomena, has confirmed Toyota’s ambitious intentions. At the end of 2001, the house introduced the D-4D diesel engine to the European market, which significantly improved sales, which, having counted both versions, globally reached 150000 copies. In 2007, Tundra held as much as 21% of the European pickup market, and in 2009 this percentage dropped to 21%. There was a time for change.
Third Generation Characteristics
The Toyota Tundra boasts a new body: the car is longer and wider, yet more agile than the predecessor and is characterized by the best aerodynamics in the class, with a 0,31 air resistance coefficient. The car has a completely new leaning: the front is a McPherson type, and it’s a double cross shoulder back. For performance, a new integrated active propulsion system, advanced diesel engines and a new six-speed manual transmission are being taken care of. New Tundra 2019 Aims to push borders and become the best-selling fulsy truck.
Active torque control continuously controls the torque transfer between the front and rear wheels. This allows continuous shifting from two-wheel drive to four-wheel drive, depending on the driving conditions.
The vehicle stability control together with the electric power steering assist with the steering mechanism. For most vehicles, different stability controls (ABS, towing controls, power steering) operate independently of each other; At Tundra, these functions are integrated, and together with the active torque control, “assembled” in the IADS.
Both diesel engines are delivered with a new six-speed manual transmission.
The price of the latest model will be in the basic version of about $ 31,000.