2000 Toyota Tundra full-size pickup truck has arrived with true
competitive superiority in the areas of acceleration, braking and
towing. Tundra sets new standards in quality, value and safety features
that have come to be expected in a passenger car.
The Tundra is
built exclusively at Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana (TMMI),
an all-new $1.2-billion facility located in Gibson County, near
the city of Princeton. When plant construction is completed, the
two-million-square-foot facility will have the capacity to assemble
two vehicles, with a combined volume of 150,000 units per year,
and employ approximately 2,300 team members.
Access Cab features large double-doors and one of the most
expansive entry areas in the segment. It also is the only
four-door pickup to feature interior and exteriorhandles
on each door providing easier operation than the commonly
used door-jam mechanism.
HVAC controls are standard Toyota - logically arranged and
a full load of roominess, comfort and convenience in both regular
and Access Cab layout. Tundra is available with either a front 60/40
split-bench seat with fold-down center console armrest or dual contoured
captain's chairs with power driver's seat and two-level center console.
The extra-large console features a removable tray and coin holder,
cassette or CD storage below and twin cup holders in front with
up to 32-ounce capacity.
The Access Cab's
60/40 rear split-bench seat provides seating for three passengers,
dual adjustable outboard headrests and a fold-down center armrest
with cup holders. Valuables can be hidden out of sight in a storage
compartment under the rear seat cushion or the cushion can be folded
up to handle cargo, instead of passengers.
its hood, beats the heart of one of the most sophisticated power-plants
ever offered in a full-size pickup. The all-new i-Force V8 engine
delivers class-leading acceleration, capable of running with
the competition's optional V8s. It has exceptional low-end torque
and delivers more than 2,000 pounds of payload and up to 7,200 pounds
of towing capacity. Its blend of ride comfort, cornering, handling
and off-highway performance is unsurpassed.
4.7-liter engine is the first double-overhead cam, 32-valve V8 offered
in the segment. It also is one of the first V8 engines in the segment
to achieve a Low Emission Vehicle (L.E.V.) emissions classification.
Most important, this engine delivers 245 horsepower and 315 lbs.-ft.
standard is Tundra's capable 3.4-liter double-overhead cam, 24-valve
V6 engine that generates 190 horsepower and 220 lbs.-ft. of torque.
offer a wide range of standard equipment that will include a locking
tailgate, dual 12-volt power outlets, driver- and passenger-side
sun visors with pull-out extensions, High Solar Energy-Absorbing
glass and all-new sound systems, including an optional 3-in-1 AM/FM
cassette with a 6-CD in-dash changer and six speakers. The Tundra
combines class-leading ground clearance with an advanced "touch
select" four-wheel-drive system that features a shift-on-the-fly
electronically-controlled transfer case on V8 models. The system
includes convenient control buttons located on the dashboard that
switch the front differential and transfer case settings between
two-wheel-drive, high four-wheel-drive and low four-wheel-drive
Off-Road Package, jointly developed by Toyota Racing Development
(TRD) and Toyota, and inspired by legendary off-road racer Ivan
Stewart, delivers added excitement and performance to Tundra four-wheel-drive
Access Cab models. The TRD Off-Road Package features progressive
rate springs, Billstien mono-tube high-pressure gas shocks with
off-road tuned suspension, BF Goodrich all-terrain tires, alloy
wheels, front and rear contoured mudguards, fog lamps, overfenders
and TRD custom badging.
list of available packages enhance Tundra's comfort and convenience.
The Tundra convenience package includes power windows and door locks,
driver and passenger dual function sun visors with vanity mirrors,
cruise control, power chrome mirrors and sliding rear-window and
privacy glass. Additional optional equipment includes captains chairs
with two-tiered center console, deluxe audio systems and a variety
of wheel styles and tire sizes. In addition, the Limited Grade has
optional leather-trimmed captains chairs with driver-side power
adjustment and simulated wood accent.
and comfort is complemented by a vast array of safety features that
include standard-equipped driver and front passenger air bags with
a passenger air bag cutoff switch, seat headrests and three-point
ALR/ELR seatbelts in all outboard positions, an energy absorbing
steering column, side-door impact beams, rear center high mount
stop lamp with cargo lights and optional four-wheel ABS with Daytime
be offered in nine exterior colors including Natural White, Platinum
Metallic, Thunder Gray Metallic, Black, Sunfire Red Pearl, Autumn
Red Mica, Golden Sand Metallic, Imperial Jade Mica and Stellar Blue
Pearl. A two-tone combination of Imperial Jade Mica/Thunder Gray
Metallic also is offered. Exterior colors will be complemented by
Gray, Light Charcoal and Oak interiors.