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Diesel Tacoma?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Canuckoma, Oct 15, 2009.

  1. Oct 15, 2009 at 10:18 PM
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    Canuckoma

    Canuckoma [OP] Cunuckoma 98 - 425,000 Miles

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    Hey when is Toyota going to start selling a diesel Tacoma in North America?
     
  2. Oct 15, 2009 at 10:22 PM
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    They probably won't. It's been around here for awhile, talking about the EPA requirements for imported diesels.
     
  3. Oct 16, 2009 at 8:34 AM
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    Three weeks from never... :p

    If you haven't noticed, Americans have a illogical aversion to diesel, they're too expensive to make and run here, and besides Toyota has a "green = Hybrid" image to maintain. If the Taco gets anything, I'd imagine it'd be more of a 5lug hybrid.
     
  4. Oct 16, 2009 at 10:44 AM
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    Diesels are more "green" by far then currant hybrid technology. The VW clean TDi took the highest honors for green technology NOT a Toyota Prius. Think 60mpg and still enough power to haul ass!! Not only that but you can recycle most parts of a diesel engine, hybrid drives have weird high-tech parts and expensive non recyclable batteries.

    I would think we would be more likely to see a diesel Toyota in Canada before the US, for a couple reasons first there has always been more of a market in Canada for diesel vehicles, and second would be scale of sales. Much smaller number of pickups to make the first couple years with a diesel. Toyota has the technology, and the engines, just a matter of time IMO.
     
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