What components do the two share now? Seems like everything is different.I just think it would be a waste of time to try and match two different vehicle class performance targets (i.e. strength and weight) with two vastly different sized vehicles that need to have vastly different capabilities. Sure, some component sharing could cut costs, but they already do that.
Swears flat out says no HD and no diesel, and he would know. Expect some sort of hybrid, though.I guess that means the Tundra will not push into the "HD" market. :dunno:
Not exactly refuted ....I read it somewhere else, but Toyota responded that TNGA wasn't part of the truck lineup.
Update: Toyota returned our message for comment with an official statement: "Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) has been successfully implemented on many of our new cars and SUVs. While we're always exploring ways to improve upon our efficiency we have nothing to announce in regards to trucks at this time."
Probably not. Whatever "sharing a platform" means, apparently it can be done on different size vehicles, like the Frontier, Titan, and NV van. I suspect the things the Tundra and Tacoma share will be invisible to us. Stuff that makes it a little easier and cheaper to manufacture both of them in the same facility.Are they going to downgrade the Tundra to fit the sole purpose of sharing parts between the two?
Let's keep that as only a thought. That is as bad as Ford saying we will not build any more sedans. Opps, that is reality. Any next generation vehicle has to be a improvement over its predecessor, not a down-grade. I would be totally bewildered if Toyota went that route. Profit over customer...My thought may be way out there, but we may see the Tundra and Taco become the same truck, bigger than the Taco and smaller than the Tundra. The difference being trim packages. The Tundra could be the work versions of the new truck and the Taco would be the sporty off-road versions. It's a thought and I have no evidence to back it up.
Nah. That doesn't make much sense from a marketing standpoint. They'd just drop the Tundra if that was the case.My thought may be way out there, but we may see the Tundra and Taco become the same truck, bigger than the Taco and smaller than the Tundra.