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Toyota Already Testing Diesel Tundra Truck

With Ram having already launched a diesel-powered 1500 and Nissan working on a Cummins-engined Titan, Toyota is reportedly already testing an oil burner version of their Tundra full-size pickup truck.
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According to AutoGuide, quoting “a source familiar to the project”, the Japanese automaker is already working on a diesel-powered Tundra, although such an option is not expected to become available before 2017 due to the new Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) regulations that will come into force in a few years.

Little is known about Toyota’s upcoming diesel Tundra, but earlier this year company manager Rick LoFaso said the truck may receive a Cummins V8 engine, similar to the one that will be fitted in the 2015 Nissan Titan, the second non-heavy-duty diesel pickup to hit the US market.

Earlier this year, General Motors also confirmed plans to introduce diesel units on the upcoming Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon mid-size trucks.

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