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Toyota scraps V8 in Tundra redesign; adds hybrid powertrain

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The old V8 got only 13 miles per gallon 

That is obscene in this day and age.

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Toyota says the new Tundra can tow up to 12,000 pounds

What a wimp.

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JeffLee - do you even have ANY idea what are these vehicles used for? Or would you like to propose towing a big 5th wheel RV camper using a K-Car?

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Or would you like to propose towing a big 5th wheel RV camper using a K-Car?

Oh, let him try and find out for himself.

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That is one ugly looking automobile, LOL

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This move demonstrates a misunderstanding of the American truck market. Pickup owners want an 8, not a 6, as they will appear inferior to the bigger ones.

And pickup owners are proud to get low gas mileage, it's their contribution to dissing those who believe in global warming.

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With this V6 twin turbo they get you both more power and better fuel economy! That is probably too tricky to understand, though.

Agreed on the fugly looks.

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The old V8 got only 13 miles per gallon 

That is obscene in this day and age.

5.6km/l is really bad, but not that uncommon. Most Land Cruisers will be under 6, and big 4wd people carriers, like an old Elgrand or (non-hybrid) Alphard, will be very close. This is okay if these cars are carrying four or more people, but its rubbish when its one person going to Lawsons on their own.

'Personally I would scrap all taxes on car ownership (=access to roads) on gasoline cars and tax fuel (=pollution) instead. The main problem with cars like the Tundra is people driving them to the shops, where you do not need xxxx tons of towing power. On those day, they should sit at home and the owner should drive a more sensible vehicle that pollutes less and is less likely to annihilate another vehicle in an accident.

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Most Land Cruisers will be under 6

In which universe? Please post a link to ONE Land Cruiser model doing a worse average than 6 km/l (or 16.67 l/100km).

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Well Tundra is made in USA.its not japanese car-its just produced in their factory in USA.

Car is not available in japanese lineup of Toyota so officially new ones are not for sale in Japan.

You may get some grey imports here only.

As car not made in Japan and not related/available as new in Japan this story is "off topic" in your terms of communication :) .Next time you may try better,sure you can do!

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Can it roll coal?

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Can it roll coal?

One would think that almost any ICE-powered vehicle with the correct moronification could do it.

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What a wimp

Towing anything over 10,000 lbs requires a commercial license in the US.

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With this V6 twin turbo they get you both more power and better fuel economy! That is probably too tricky to understand, though.

I won't buy a turbocharged gasoline engine. The turbos are always troublesome due to the high temperatures they operate at, are super hard on lubricants and a turbocharged engine's power delivery is never as linear and predictable as a naturally aspirated engine. The kind of customer who buys a full sized truck is going to want that big flat torque delivery of a naturally aspirated V-8, no turbo lag or the trailing throttle run on you get as the turbo spins down. Smaller turbos don't have as many of these artifacts but they don't add as much power either. Bigger turbo? More lag and run on. Turbos seem to work better in diesels spinning at low rpms but the gas turbo engines I have driven I just didn't like. I think this truck is going to get a Bronx cheer in the US. Just a guess, but ....................

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