LOS ANGELES (PRWEB) December 18, 2007

����”Toyota’s introduction of the full-size pickup truck inside the U.S. had been a seismic event plus the most very expected car releases inside latest years,” mentioned Angus MacKenzie, editor inside chief of Motor Trend. “The query about everybody’s notice was whether Toyota can utilize its production plus advertising muscle to compete with all the big guys about their house turf. The answer is found inside among the largest plus many capable cars inside the segment, plus 1 which will compete with any American-made pickup truck, at any level.”

The Tundra’s 3 different powertrains, 1 V-6 adaptation plus 2 V-8s, include a 5.7-liter V-8 which MacKenzie called “a high-tech question plus torque monster.” The Tundra claimed over the judges with its class leading performance, plus great load carrying plus towing functions, combined with its impressive smoothness plus refinement.

“This really is an ambitious truck which is suited for the main marketplace,” mentioned MacKenzie. “That Toyota, proper from the gate, provides 44 different tastes of the Tundra with different bed models, wheelbases, cab designs plus trim packages, is impressive. With the arrival of the Tundra, you have a Japanese truck whose dimensions plus performance create it a severe rival to the F-150, Silverado plus Ram.”

MacKenzie addressed the latest Tundra remember. “Recalls are inevitable inside an industry producing complex pieces of machinery like vehicles plus pickups. The condition noted by Toyota was tracked to a single component from an outside supplier inside about 15,000 Tundras, plus didn’t show up found on the cars you tested. We are happy the business has moved rapidly to rectify the problem, plus it refuses to alter the view of the basic quality of the car.”

The 2008 Field of Contenders

The Toyota Tundra was 1 of 4 pickups qualified for the Truck of the Year title. The different contenders were the Chevrolet Silverado HD, GMC Sierra HD as well as the Ford F-Series Super Duty. To be qualified for Truck of the Year, a car need to be totally modern or redesigned, plus introduced inside the 12 months before January 1, 2008 (cars with modifications including hot motors or which are variants of existing models are not eligible).

Regarding the Testing plus Review Process

Motor Trend subjected all Truck of the Year contenders to a series of rigorous on- plus off-road testing at the Yucca, Arizona proving grounds. Editors tested 2 versions of every contender, with different machines, transmissions plus body designs to greater evaluate the width of features inside these diverse regions because towing energy, dirt plus gravel road handling plus stop plus go traffic.

Every year, the editorial staff of Motor Trend has evaluated qualified cars for the Truck of the Year based about 3 key categories: Significance, Superiority plus Value. Significance pertains to innovation inside technology, technologies, shape, protection plus packaging. Superiority degrees the playing field plus looks for class-leading degrees of car dynamics plus performance, build standard plus performance, and just how effectively the car works its intended function. Finally, the all-important Value query asks, “What does this car deliver about what the customer has to pay to buy plus have it?”

High-resolution pictures of the winner are accessible on request at http://www.motortrend.com/media. Multimedia coverage of the testing plus selection procedure is broadcast about Motor Trend Radio, hosted by Bob Long.


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