How many 3 generation will be still running in 10 yrs?

Discussion in '2016 + Toyota Tacoma' started by art, Jan 1, 2018.

  1. 4wd

    4wd Well-Known Member

    Yes, & it goes like this:

    (Toyota corporate) " Um yes , a diesel option for the U.S. is umm well, umm , it should be ,umm, ,,,,how about those Yankees ?"

    & there's your answer...sadly...
     
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  3. Thibster

    Thibster Well-Known Member

    Toyota said last week that by 2024, all their models will be electric or hybrid, with a new kind of batteries that will permit to have a bigger charge, meaning the capacity will be higher. Don’t forget that the new 3.5 liter is an Atkinson cycle as in the Prius’s.
     
  4. 4wd

    4wd Well-Known Member


    Your statement made me think of this in regards to diesel introduction, maybe by Toyota saying that they've come to the conclusion that to introduce diesel now to the U.S. is not a cost productive thing to do seeing by their own admission of having their complete line of cars/trucks being either electric or hybrid, something to consider anyway...
     
  5. Thibster

    Thibster Well-Known Member

    Yes. It was in an article of LaPresse, a newspaper in Montréal. Here’s the link.

    http://auto.lapresse.ca/actualites/...oile-le-plan-delectrification-de-sa-gamme.php
     
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2018
  6. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    They straight came out and said no but didn’t say why. Probably too expensive to make smog legal.

    It would add about 6000 to the purchase price. The Colorado is that much over the V6 and you don’t see too many on the road. I’ve maybe seen one.
     
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  7. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    Unlike the Prius, the 3.5 can switch from Otto to Atkinson.
     
  8. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    That’s what gives it the lovely feelings.
     
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  9. 4wd

    4wd Well-Known Member

  10. Thibster

    Thibster Well-Known Member

    Yes no EPA but it seems that diesel is not in the plans of Toyota for North America.
     
  11. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    Yes.... that lovely feeling that there are so many threads polluting every forum over. Lol.
     
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  12. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    Yeah. I will just have to take his word for it too. I’m not too proficient in French. Lol.
     
  13. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    Absolutely, I don’t think the sells would justify the investment for them.
    I don’t know a national sales figure on the diesel Colorado but I’ve definitely not seen very many on the road or dealerships keeping many in stock.
     
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  14. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

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  15. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    This is depressing to me. I know the technology is more efficient but the thoughts of owning a hybrid makes me shudder.
     
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  16. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Just take the badge off you’ll be fine.
     
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  17. Thibster

    Thibster Well-Known Member

    Yup!!
     
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  18. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    That’ll work I guess.
     
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  19. LOKi

    LOKi Member

    I imagine diesels don't sell that well in Canada. Diesels are temperamental in cold weather. Yea you can plug in your block heater at home but when you go out to dinner it's nice to have a truck that will start when you are ready to go home. I'm sure modern diesels are much better at cold starts but the stigma of those old diesels is hard to shake.
     
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  20. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    I’m sure the GM fanboys cried for a V8 Colorado until they finally made it. They didn’t sell because they were pricey and GM downrated the power to 300 horse.
     
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  21. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    Very true. The 300hp was a big improvement but they really didn’t sell like they were expecting. The same crappy interior design didn’t help. It seemed like a last ditch effort at making the Colorado/Canyon sell. Another classic example of Big 3 flub ups in the last decade.
    I will give GM that they did their homework on the new body style. The 3.6 liter with 308hp is pretty stout and they’ve had relatively few recalls and problems (a rarity for modern GM).
     
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