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2006-02-10 09:06

Toyota launched its new Thundra at the Chicago Motor Show

This big and bold pickup was unveiled at the Chicago Motor Show and it is the second generation Tundra to go on sale in the US. It was first introduced in 1999 and proved to be a big sales hit for Toyota.

According to Toyota the new model offers better quality and a range of new engine options including a potent new 5.7-litre V8. This V8 is mated to a new heavy-duty six-speed automatic transmission.

The Tundra has been super-sized in every metric of comparison with the vehicle it replaces.

Its all-new, full-size platform will feature a significantly expanded wheelbase and an increase of about 30cm in overall length. The vehicle is also higher and wider than before resulting in improved cabin space.

The new Tundra also will feature a tailgate that can be opened and closed with just two fingers.

Robust dampers on the hinges have been added to help cushion the tailgate when opening and also help reduce bouncing when driving with the tailgate down.

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