The Tundra Diesel Dually shows how quickly Toyota can field an entry to challenge the top-selling Ford Super Duty pickups, GMs Heavy Duty versions of the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra and the heavy-duty Dodge Ram.
The Tundra Diesel Dually uses off-the-shelf parts from Toyota, its affiliate companies and suppliers. It has:
- An 8.0-liter inline six-turbocharged diesel engine from Hino, Toyotas large truckmaking affiliate.
- Hino medium-duty axles.
- The body from a regular Tunda CrewMax.
- A lengthened Tundra frame.
- An Eaton five-speed manual transmission.
A sign near the truck read: The Tundra Diesel Dually is a study in contrasts that demonstrates Toyotas commitment to exploring new ideas.
Toyota has long been expected to build a big diesel powered version of the Tundra, but the company had said only that it was studying the idea. The Diesel Dually, which features four rear wheels with 22.5-inch tires, shows Toyota could jump into the market quickly.