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Next-gen Toyota Tundra pick-up for Oz?

By Toby Hagon, 10 Sep 2019 News

Next-gen Toyota Tundra Australia introduction possibility news

Toyota Australia execs ask Japanese head office for a right-hook Tundra for Oz.

TOYOTA AUSTRALIA is investigating options to import the enormous Tundra pick-up, with the Sequoia full-size SUV also of interest.

Local execs have asked its Japanese head office about the possibility of a right-hand drive Tundra out of the factory in America, a question that has so far gone unanswered.

“We’re definitely interested in a full-size pick-up… we see very much an expansion in that segment,” said Sean Hanley, Toyota Australia vice president of sales and marketing, who added that Toyota Australia continued to study all possibilities.

He didn’t rule out the possibility of a local left-to-right-hand drive conversion, as is currently happening with the Dodge Ram and Chevrolet Silverado.

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Of course, one issue with the current Tundra is its petrol-only drivetrain. However, given the platform-sharing with Land Cruiser – the two both arrived in 2007 – Toyota could logically engineer a diesel Tundra, and possibly even a diesel hybrid.