Originally Posted by NoDak
yeah but the big 3 will push toyota more than the frontier.
if ford was to bring back the ranger to us shores again and drop a ecoboost v6, ram does a v6 diesel, etc.
if chevy gets the ball rolling to get back in the mid size and the other 2 join back in, you think toyota wouldnt sit up and take notice.
I get what you're saying but unless Tacoma sales really plumbet, I don't see Toyota doing anything. The Tacoma has already outlived the Ranger, Dakota, H3T, Colorado and Canyon and is surviving just fine with the Frontier and Ridgeline on the market. Even if Ford and Dodge come back with their new and improved engines, it'll be a while before Toyota actually gets off their ass and does anything about it.
FWIW, the Dodge diesel is rumored to be the same one that is being put in the new Grand Cherokee. If Dodge does the same crap that Jeep did with that engine, it won't compete with the Tacoma at all. You can't even get the diesel in the Grand Cherokee until you're at limited trim or higher and it's tied to a luxury package so the total increase in price for adding the diesel is $7,500. A 4 cylinder ecoboost might have a good chance of competing if the truck it came in was well thought out.
Originally Posted by Fightnfire
I imagine this version of the Colorado to be a hell of a lot better than the previous. Chevy is stepping up big time and putting some real pressure on Toyota across the board. Toyota should take notice.
Should, but as I'm sure you've realized, they're not quick to react when it comes to the Tacoma. Hell, we don't even have the dual VVT engine that the 4Runner and FJ have had for how many years now?