(TORONTO, Ontario) – Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) today introduced the 2007 Toyota Tundra – the “Never Quit” full-sized pickup designed by and for those who rely on their truck for work.
“The new 2007 Toyota Tundra joins the recently updated Toyota Tacoma compact pick-up to complete our two-vehicle strategy and make Toyota the pick-up truck maker of choice for all Canadians,” explained Tony Wearing, Managing Director of TCI. “While the Tacoma is the perfect pick-up for fun, adventure, and the do-it-yourself crowd, the new Tundra was designed with hard work in mind.”
For the all-new Tundra, Toyota combines its reputation for truck design and engineering with state-of-the-art performance; utility, comfort, and styling; and safety features*.
- A choice of two i-Force V8 engines: a 4.7-litre with Variable Valve Timing-intelligent (VVT-i) producing up to 271 HP @ 5,400 RPM and 313 lb-ft of torque @ 3,400 RPM, or a brawny 5.7-litre with dual VVT-i that generates up to 381 HP @ 5,600 RPM and 401 lb-ft of torque @ 3,600 RPM. Both engines feature dual overhead cams, 32 valves and sequential multiport electronic fuel injection, and come equipped with a heavy duty battery, starter and alternator.
- Either a 5-speed or 6-speed automatic transmission.
- Newly developed suspension and enhanced steering systems deliver superb off-road performance without sacrificing on-road ride and handling.
- A class-leading turning radius than is tighter the current generation Tundra, despite an increase in vehicle size.
- A “Never Quit” towing capacity of up to 4,895 kg (10,800 lbs) and payload of up to 860 kg (1,900 lbs).
- A choice of 4x2 or 4x4 configurations, to meet every need.
Utility, Comfort, and Styling:
- A choice of Regular Cab, Double Cab with front-hinged rear doors for ease of access, or CrewMax for the ultimate in spacious interior comfort for all occupants.
- A choice of three trim levels: Deluxe, SR5 and Limited.
- Three bed lengths depending on the cab size.
- A strong, distinctive exterior – informed by Toyota's Vibrant Clarity design language – that's dynamic, functional, fun and immediately recognizable at a distance or up close.
- A roomier interior compared to the current generation Tundra, through increases in interior length, width, height, distance between front and rear seats, distance between left and right seats, and front and rear seat volume.
- Generous, flexible and smartly designed storage space.
- Door handles and frequently used controls designed for use while wearing work gloves.
- A heavy-duty cabin heater to keep occupants warm in Canadian winters.
- Large front and rear ventilated disc brakes within 18” or 20” wheels
- Anti-lock braking system (ABS) with electronic brake force distribution and brake assist.
- Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) and Traction Control (TRAC) with Automatic Limited Slip Differential (A-LSD).
- Active Traction Control (A-TRAC) on 4WD models.
- Dual stage front airbags and side airbags for driver and front passenger, plus roll-sensing curtain shield airbags for front and rear seats.
- 3-point seat belts in all positions, including pretensioners and force limiters for the driver and front passenger belts.
- Impact-absorbing frame design optimized to protect cabin occupants in a front, offset or side-on collision.
“As we designed the new Tundra, we consulted extensively with people who depend on trucks for work – including construction workers, ranchers and farmers, and those who make their living in the natural resource sector,” Wearing pointed out. “The result is a truck that's unique in the full-size pick-up segment – a powerful, capable performer loaded with special features that make it the ideal partner on any job site.”
The 2007 Toyota Tundra goes on sale in Canada in February. Pricing details will be released closer to the on-sale date.
2007 TOYOTA TUNDRA – PRODUCT DETAIL
A NEW STANDARD FOR QUALITY
The new Tundra is designed in North America, and a number of Tundra models are manufactured at a brand new, purpose-built assembly plant in San Antonio, Texas. This plant represents a major evolutionary step in the Toyota Production System, one of the most highly-regarded manufacturing systems in the world.
The new Tundra plant in Texas is at the heart of a manufacturing complex that includes a network of 21 major suppliers of components and parts, located on the same site. This is the first time for Toyota that suppliers' parts production operations have been co-located with an auto assembly plant. The move has significantly reduced the landfill waste and the fuel emissions and costs associated with the transport of components from off-site manufacturing locations. It has also greatly increased production efficiencies by eliminating inventories. Many components are now built to order and delivered directly to the assembly line to be installed in the Tundra for which they were made. Finally, working with on-site suppliers has given Toyota previously unheard of control over quality and the ability to quickly address production issues.
IT STARTS WITH POWER
When buying a pickup truck, if the engine isn't up to the job then nothing else matters. That's why Toyota offers the 2007 Tundra with a choice of two powerful V8 engines: a proven i-Force 4.7-litre and a brand new i-Force 5.7-litre – the largest displacement engine in the Toyota fleet. Both engines meet Environment Canada's Tier 2 / Bin 5 emissions standards.
The 4.7-litre engine with Variable Valve Timing-intelligent (VVT-i) is a high-performance engine producing up to 271 HP @ 5,400 RPM and 313 lb-ft of torque @ 3,400 RPM. At the same time, it confers excellent fuel efficiency.
The 5.7-litre engine with dual VVT-i was designed specifically for the 2007 Tundra. It delivers top-of-class power efficiency, along with an increase in power and torque output that is greater than that which could be achieved from the displacement increase alone. The 5.7-litre engine is rated at up to 381 HP @ 5,600 RPM and 401 lb-ft of torque @ 3,600 RPM. At the same time, enhanced fuel efficiency is realized.
Both engines feature dual overhead cams, 32 valves, sequential multiport electronic fuel injection, and come equipped with a heavy-duty battery, starter and alternator to ensure the Tundra is ready to work, whatever the weather. And because “work” often involves “gear”, the 2007 Tundra can carry up to 860 kg (1,900 lbs) and tow up to 4,895 kg (10,800 lbs).
The all-new Tundra also features two all-new rear differentials, depending on the engine, that are currently the biggest ring gears in the ton full-size truck segment.
The 2007 Tundra with the 4.7-litre engine is equipped with Toyota's proven five-speed, Super Electronically Controlled Transmission (Super ECT). This is a lightweight, compact automatic transmission that delivers excellent, quiet performance, smooth shifts, and impressive fuel efficiency.
This configuration consumes 15.4 litres of fuel per 100 km in the city, and 11.7 litres per 100 km on the highway (13.8 L/100 km combined).
The 2007 Tundra with the 5.7-litre engine features an all-new, six-speed Super ECT. This automatic transmission maximizes available power from the engine in a smooth, quiet package that also delivers excellent fuel economy. This transmission has been specially designed with torque in mind, to ensure the Tundra is a powerful hauler, while a standard towing package with a Tow/Haul Mode switch expands the use of the lower gear ranges to increase power and engine braking performance during towing and to prevent repeated gear changes. In addition to the standard transmission cooler, it also adopts an Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF) warmer to achieve faster warm-up performance and enhanced fuel economy.
This configuration consumes 15.3 litres of fuel per 100 km in the city, and 10.9 litres per 100 km on the highway (13.3 L/100 km combined).
Both transmissions are available in either 2WD or 4WD. Regardless of configuration, the transmissions feature sequential shift-matic controls to enable manual-like shifting operation, and both are enhanced with Flex Lock-Up Control, AI-SHIFT (Artificial Intelligence Shift Control), and uphill/downhill shift logic to provide optimum shifting in response to driver commands and road conditions.
LIKE CHOOSING FROM MORE THAN TWO DOZEN TRUCKS
Toyota recognizes that those who need a full-size pickup truck don't all need the same full-size pickup truck, so the 2007 Tundra is offered in 32 configurations - based on engine size, transmission, cab size, bed length, trim levels and option packages. Tundra is available in three cab styles are offered – Regular Cab, Double Cab and CrewMax, while three cargo bed lengths are available – 5.5-foot, 6.5-foot and 8.1-foot. Three trim levels are offered: Deluxe, SR5 and Limited.
2007 Toyota Tundra Model Line-up
Trim Levels / Option Packages
4.7 L V8
4x2: 5-speed automatic
4x4: 5-speed automatic
5.7 L V8
4x2: 6-speed automatic
4x4: 6-speed automatic
Regardless of model, all 2007 Tundra pick-ups come very well equipped with features such as air conditioning; AM/FM stereo CD players with MP3/WMA audio capability and an audio auxiliary input jack; engine immobilizer; locking glove box; high solar energy absorbing window glass; stake pockets, cargo tie downs and bed rail caps; and an easy lift, removable, locking tailgate.
In addition, some models come equipped with additional standard features. These vary from model to model, but include cruise control; premium cloth or leather seat coverings; illuminated entry; power door locks with keyless entry; tilt and telescoping steering wheel columns; a premium JBL audio system with six-CD changer; front tow hooks; integrated garage door opener; a DVD-based navigation system; a back-up camera, and more.
What's more, Toyota has created one or more upgraded trim levels for each Tundra model, allowing customers to add numerous comfort and convenience features such as power windows with privacy glass; chrome detailing and special badging; powered, heated mirrors; fog lamps; digital compass; outside temperature gauge; premium wheels and wheel locks; and back-up and clearance sonar.
“READY FOR ANYTHING” PERFORMANCE: SUSPENSION, CHASSIS, HANDLING AND STEERING
The Tundra rides on a newly-developed high-mounted double wishbone front suspension, including a newly-developed shock absorber upper support and lower bushing. This suspension has been specially designed to reduce the 2007 Tundra's turning circle compared to previous models, and a heavy-duty hydraulic power steering fluid pump enhances steering feel and response.
At the rear, a solid-axle, leaf spring suspension arranged in a non-parallel manner to enhance handling and stability when towing heavy trailers or hauling heavy loads in the bed.
Tundra's chassis was specifically developed to superior towing performance. On the underside, Tundra has a new ladder type frame design for strength, durability, safety and excellent vibration control. It features a fully boxed front end, a reinforced and riveted open C-channel in the middle, and an open C-channel at the rear end. Eight lateral cross members hold the frame together, with high strength steel in the main rails.
All Tundra models are standard equipped with a trailer hitch, 4-pin trailer wire harness, 7-pin trailer wire harness and electronic trailer brake control connector. A new convenient feature available for Tundra is the manually extendable heated towing mirrors with convex spotters plus integrated running lights and turning signals.
An available off-road package on some models includes Bilstein gas-charged mono-tube shock absorbers and special spring tuning, which enhance ride comfort, handling and off-road performance.
WHERE THE RUBBER MEETS THE (OFF)ROAD
Most Tundra models come standard equipped with 255/70R18 all-season tires for sure-footed performance. The 4x4 Double Cab Limited models, and the 4x2 and 4x4 CrewMax Limited versions ride on 275/55R20 all-season tires. And because job sites are no place for temporary spare tires, all models pack a full-size 18” spare. Some trim packages feature 275/65R18 tires.
EXTERIOR STYLING: A “NEVER QUIT” BODY THAT'S READY FOR WORK
The 2007 Tundra is an image leader for the Toyota Truck fleet, so it's no surprise that all models feature strong, distinctive exterior styling that's immediately recognizable. Toyota's design language, Vibrant Clarity, is readily apparent in the contrast of rich surfaces, crisp character lines, and sense of purpose.
The hood presents a cowl-forward profile with a driving, accented line and a strong centre mass that sweeps back from the uniquely Toyota Truck trapezoid grille. The body's thick sides present a strong presence, while powerful front and rear wheel flares connected via a strong central axis form a “barbell” design. The whole is topped by a forward-thrusting cabin that registers stability, and is available in nine exterior colours including one finish that is exclusive to the Tundra.
Tundra features a uniquely designed four-bulb headlamp system that incorporates side marker lamps and front turn signals. Special attention was paid to bulb performance and beam pattern. Tundra features excellent brightness for high-beam lighting while its low-beams deliver exceptional width, range, brightness and uniformity of the illuminated area.
INTERIOR STYLING: “VIBRANT CLARITY” CREATES FLEXIBLE, FUNCTIONAL CABIN DESIGN
The Tundra's interior has been carefully designed to create a spacious and functional space that's tough enough to handle serious work. The overall structure is massive, solid in both appearance and fact, and features many high-tech details.
Expansive surfaces are formed into simple, solid shapes, with lower shapes supporting forceful upper forms. Meantime, rugged textures and strong sections combine to reinforce the Tundra's purpose: a strong, capable, tough, durable, reliable and above-all comfortable tool. Like a favourite driver-drill or hammer, the Tundra fits comfortably in the owner's hand – even if that hand is wearing a heavy work glove.
UTILITY, COMFORT AND CONVENIENCE FEATURES
The 2007 Toyota Tundra is packed with many standard and optional utility, comfort and convenience features. These include:
A heavy-duty heating and air conditioning system with left and right independent temperature zone functions, large controls to enable operation while wearing gloves, and a newly-developed air filter system.
Regular Cab Tundras are equipped with an AM/FM/CD or AM/FM/in-dash 6-CD changer, with four speakers. Tundra Double Cab and CrewMax Deluxe and SR5 models feature two additional speakers, while Double Cab and Crew Max Limited models are equipped with a 440-watt JBL premium audio system with AM/FM/in-dash 6-CD changer, Bluetooth hands-free telephone capability, and 10 speakers. All audio systems feature MP3/WMA capability, an auxiliary input jack, automatic sound levelizer technology that compensates for vehicle speed and road noise, and independent tone control settings.
For Limited trim level models, a voice-command DVD-based navigation system with a 7-inch liquid crystal display screen and back-up camera is available. The back-up camera system helps enhance rear visibility when the vehicle is in reverse, and can also help the driver hook up a trailer to the truck.
Generous amounts of storage, including: ample cup-holders; a multifunctional overhead console with sunglasses bin and storage bins; on certain models, a multifunctional centre console storage space with map holder, laptop pocket and power outlet, hanging file system, and dedicated space for pens and business cards; an upper glove box large enough to hold a 0.7-litre Thermos; a lower glove box with lock; large door pockets with bottle holders; and door armrests with storage boxes.
Regular Cab models include generous storage space behind the seats, while a high-capacity seat under-tray is available under the rear seats of most Double Cab models.
All models are standard equipped with a tailgate assist mechanism that reduces the effort required to open or close the tailgate. The tailgate locks, and may also be removed.
A bed rail system with 4 metal tie-down cleats is standard on all Tundra 4x4 Limited models, and available on all other models.
Additional available equipment includes keyless door lock system; electro-chromatic mirror with compass display and garage door opener.
SAFETY FEATURES COVER ALL THE BASES
The 2007 Toyota Tundra comes equipped with a number of active and passive systems to maximize the safety of driver and passengers.
All Tundra models feature an Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist. Toyota's Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) system is also standard. This system helps ensure stability by automatically adjusting engine output and the braking force of each wheel when the vehicle experiences oversteer or understeer during cornering.
Traction Control (TRAC) is standard on 4x2 Toyota Tundra models. This system supports the stability of the vehicle by controlling wheel spin when starting or accelerating on slippery surfaces, as well as maintaining proper driving force during straight-line acceleration.
Four-wheel drive models feature Active Traction Control (A-TRAC), which controls brake pressure to slipping wheels when running off-road. This allows the drive force that otherwise would have been lost to be distributed among the Tundra's four wheels, resulting in superior off-road performance, enhanced performance in mud, and better acceleration in split road surfaces. A-TRAC performs just like TRAC when the vehicle is in 4x2 mode.
Toyota's Automatic Limited Slip Differential (A-LSD) is fitted to all models as well. This system places greater emphasis on controlling wheel spin to assist with freeing the vehicle when one of the drive wheels is not in contact with the road, or when driving on surfaces with large rolling resistance, such as sand. A-LSD allows the rear wheels to get the power down to the road or the trail more effectively.
Braking power is assured with 354 mm (13.9-inch) ventilated disc brakes in the front and 345 mm (13.6-inch) ones in the rear. Front brakes feature opposed type four-piston callipers.
All models feature Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) dual-stage front airbags and side airbags for the driver and front passenger, as well as roll-sensing curtain shield airbags to protect front and rear occupants in the event of a collision. In addition, three point seatbelts with pretensioners and force limiters are installed for all seats.
Tundra is equipped with Toyota's no deductible, no transfer fee, comprehensive warranty that covers the entire vehicle for 3 years/60,000 kilometres. Power train components are covered for 5 years/100,000 kilometres, major emission control components for 8 years/130,000 kilometres and corrosion perforation for five years with unlimited distance.
Toyota also provides 24-hour Roadside Assistance for all models; help is just a phone call away at 1-888-TOYOTA-8. Roadside emergency services include battery boost, lockout service, fuel delivery, tire change, winching, and even towing. Optional Extended Care Protection (ECP) is also available, which includes travel planning and trip interruption assistance, vehicle rental help, lubrication maintenance, and mechanical protection for up to 6 years/200,000 km of 17 major mechanical component groups.
The purchase of a new Toyota also includes a free membership in Club Toyota, an on-line service designed for customer convenience, placing vehicle ownership information at the customer's fingertips.