Ladies and Gentlemen:
As you all probably already know, I am a strong advocate for a reliable turbo diesel engine. I have experience with their power, economy, and durability among many other wonderful attirbutes. The below online petition is for the choice of a diesel engine in the Toyota vehicles that are now sold in the United States.
If you would like the choice of a diesel engine in your next Toyota, please sign this petition (600 signatures as of this post)...
FYI - Chevy, Ford, and Dodge will be offering a diesel engine option in their 1/2 ton trucks and SUVs starting in 2009. Honda will have a 2.2L i-CTDi (turbo diesel) Accord available in 2009. Nissan will have a 2.5L Renault turbo diesel available in the Nissan Altima in 2009 (rumor is that this will be a fairly easy conversion to the Frontier). Volkswagen, Mercedes Benz, and Audi will all have one if not almost all of the vehicles in their fleet available with a diesel engine middle to late 2008. Even BMW is talking about bringing a diesel engine to the United States in 2010.
Toyota is only now considering (with no official confirmation) a diesel HD Tundra. Toyota diesel engines run the world over outside of North America. Toyota needs to step up to the plate. Give us some diesel options!
Some of this information has changed...
Also, Toyota is planning on releasing a diesel Tundra and Seqouia.