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Different country...different design for the same basic truck...why?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Kingfrog, Apr 20, 2011.

  1. Apr 20, 2011 at 3:33 PM
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    Kingfrog

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    http://www.toyota.com.au/hilux/explore/image-gallery?WT.ac=HiluxHPIG

    The Hilux is basically Australia's Tacoma. (Although looking more like the new Ranger) Why go through the trouble of having completely different designs and tooling for different places. Seems to me economy of scale has to come into play. The "Americas" Tacoma looks beefier, but I cannot think that would be a reason to apply different designs from a completely aesthetic standpoint.
     
  2. Apr 20, 2011 at 3:34 PM
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    People in different countries like different things. I'm sure Aussies think our Tacomas look like shit. It is what it is.
     
  3. Apr 20, 2011 at 3:34 PM
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    I WANT A DIESEL TACOMA!

    Damn Hilux.
     
  4. Apr 20, 2011 at 3:48 PM
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    hilux is awesome..i'd have one over a tacoma if i could get one
     
  5. Apr 20, 2011 at 3:50 PM
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    You Americans like the crappy 3 leaf pack stock , who's to question the Aussie's tastes ?

    [​IMG]
     
  6. Apr 20, 2011 at 4:06 PM
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    I'm with you brother!!!:cheers: Turbo Diesel with a functional hood scoop! Also 6 Speed manual with a long box.
     
  7. Apr 20, 2011 at 4:08 PM
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    I wonder if the last V8 interceptor had the rear leaf TSB done to it. In the movie it didn't look like it did because of all the wheel hop during braking.
     
  8. Apr 20, 2011 at 4:10 PM
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    Actually , when it is upside down after Wez forces Max of the road , I believe you can see that he has the Dakars installed , probably to help carry the weight of his 2 oversized fuel tanks .
     
  9. Apr 20, 2011 at 4:22 PM
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    I'll have to watch it again.

    Are the 2 fuel tanks part of the Aussie Rugged Trail package?
     
  10. Apr 20, 2011 at 4:29 PM
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    Maybe. But nearly as impressive as the vaunted Flight of the Navigator package.
     
  11. Apr 20, 2011 at 4:29 PM
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    Yes , that and g'dayTrac
     
  12. Apr 20, 2011 at 4:36 PM
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    amen!
     
  13. Apr 20, 2011 at 4:36 PM
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    That is an awesome package. It has Peewee's voice navigation installed.

    Lol.
     
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    And the rear view mirror does this weird dance to the Beach Boys.
     
  15. Apr 20, 2011 at 4:40 PM
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    To the OP, I'm sure Toyota has extensive research to support the design of the Aussie Hilux. And they know that Australians are smart enough to not have a vendetta against diesel vehicles.

    We get the "macho" Tacoma because Americans are "macho" and the majority of Tacoma buyers (few of which are represented on TW) probably still associate "diesel" with that dump truck you followed home that left you in a cloud of black soot.

    Unfortunately, the discussion continues on diesel. The thing that no one seems to realize is that even if every single TW, Toyotanation, TTORA, FJCruiserForums, YOTATECH, etc. member signed a contract saying they'd purchase a diesel Tacoma as soon as Toyota made one - it still would not be enough to make it worthwhile for the company. And they obviously believe, the majority of their audience do not have an interest in diesel for this size vehicle.
     
  17. Apr 20, 2011 at 4:51 PM
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    Lol
     
  18. Apr 20, 2011 at 4:52 PM
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    I'm being sarcastic, of course.
     
  19. Apr 20, 2011 at 5:02 PM
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    I was in mexico not that long ago and they also have the helux truck.. Looks ok. i still like my taco better..
     
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