• Dec 24th 2008 at 11:58AM
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Click above for high-res image gallery of the Toyota Tundra Work Truck Package

One glaring omission in the range of Tundra trim levels is a stripper model suitable for duty as a basic work truck. Toyota will change all that at this year's San Diego Auto Show (Dec. 31, 2008 to Jan. 4, 2009) when the 2010 Toyota Tundra Work Truck Package debuts. Like any good work truck, a Tundra with the Work Truck Package is decontented enough to guarantee that your employees don't enjoy the drive too much. All the chrome on the Tundra's exterior has been replaced with black plastic, including the front and rear bumpers and grille, the latter of which has been slightly revised with a two-bar design. The side view mirrors are only manually adjustable, the bench seat is upholstered in washable vinyl, the floor is rubber and the dash is all black plastic. Cruise control and remote keyless entry are also gone as standard features. Available on Regular and Access Cab models in standard and long bed configurations with your choice of a V6 or V8 engine, the Work Truck Package will lower the price of your Tundra by as little as $550 and as much as $665. While not exactly the most exhilarating debut this auto show season, Toyota no doubt sees the benefit of broadening the Tundra's appeal to businesses that get their hands dirty.

[Source: PickupTrucks.com]

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      • 6 Years Ago
      I think dropping the power mirros alone covers most of the 500-665 dollars. The price drop isn't enough by my judgement.

      I don't totally understand why Toyota didn't offer their new 4.5TTD V-8 in these Tundras that elsewhere in the world we see in Land Cruisers, for example. Toyota had this new V-8 for the 2008 model year, and the B3 won't have their new half ton diesels for at least another year, or more in some cases. Toyota could've jumped on a new segment.

      Guess we'll see what happens with Toyota. If this market dips low enough, they might just pull out. Same with Nissan.
      • 6 Years Ago
      This is actually nice than some of the rented Freightliner and Sterling tractor trailers I drive. Actually, most tradesmen here in central Pennsylvania drive fairly deluxed up trucks, and the new Tundra seems to be popular, but in the past week, I've seen numerous 2009 F150's in the very same stripped down trim level
      • 6 Years Ago
      "Tools, parts, and lumber need to be under lock and key, PERIOD."

      That's why tradespeople have their pickup trucks outfitted with diamond plate tool boxes. They're far more secure than a van. And you can't always get stock in vans. I often see pickup trucks outfitted with racks for carrying sheets of glass, steel, etc because they simply won't fit inside of vans. Even many electricians I see who do drive vans often have conduit on racks outside the van. When the cold blizzard filled winters hit Michigan, a pickup is simply a better choice than a van.
      • 6 Years Ago
      First and foremost, Toyota is doing decent in the contractor market. Not great, but certainly not as bad as the critics predicted... and on the west coast in particular they are surging.

      The big problem with their work truck package is that fleet buyers and contractors buy on price and this just isn't a deep enough discount. Toyota is going to have to put a lot of cash on the hood before they will be taking business away from GM and Ford.

      As a point of reference, I paid $13,500 for the 2007 F150 work truck I bought (with A/C and automatic transmission). Today, I know I could do better than that.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Oh look, the black grill package from the GT-R and EVO! People should love it!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Why bother? Did anyone read how much you save? Peanuts. Especially when you read what you give up to get a "work truck."

      I know there made in TX, but if your going to buy a truck could you maybe stick with a ford, chevy, or dodge? Why on earth do we need a truck made by a japanese company??? The pickup truck is as American as apple pie, let's not F that over too.

      Its bad enough we've elected Obama. Socialist bobblehead know nothing.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Actually, GWB never imprisoned Maryland's state legislature, many dissenting media correspondents, or deliberately ordered the rape and murder of a large section of American civilians.

        Abraham Lincoln did. Had he lived, we would be living in the Lincoln dynasty's dictatorship. During his tenure in office the Constitution was not only ignored, but practically repealed; with none of the rights afforded to citizens on either side of the Mason Dixon line given to them.

        GWB didn't have Dan Rather imprisoned, even after Rather fabricated military documents in an attempt to throw an election. He didn't order thousands of civilians in California raped and executed to "break their will to fight". He didn't even order civilians in Afganistan and Iraq killed, instead ordering the military to minimize such casualties as best they could.

        He's done a lot wrong, but ultimately he is no where near the worst we have ever had. He's presided over two wars, one of which highly unpopular and the other conveniently ignored by his detractors. He's also presided over the worst attack on U.S. citizens since Pearl Harbor, and the worst economic recession in decades.

        The recession itself wasn't even caused by him or his policies, but by greedy banks engaging in poor short term loans, a housing bubble built out of very expensive homes no one could afford, fraudulent speculators driving up the price of a barrel of oil for their own profit, and an auto industry that has been run by morons. His response is lacking, greatly, but then I know anyone else would not have done any better.

        As far as our national image, it's always politically correct to bash the USA, even in the USA. When the same people who bash us need our help, they'll come crying again, begging us to remember "old friendships". And we'll bail them out too, because that's what the USA does. We shoulder more of the world wide aid than any ten countries, larger or smaller, combined.

        And really, how much of what he's done wrong is truly his, when the President of the USA, save when Lincoln took control, cannot act without the majority approval of CONGRESS. He cannot declare war, send troops in a non-war "police action", write laws into effect, alter the constitution, or much of anything without putting before Congress for a vote. All he is able to do is bring things before Congress, either sign or veto bills, and push for whatever policies he is behind.

        Mr Oak, do you realize that your statement shows you have never read a history book beyond one you wrote. I recall learning about Sherman's march back in 1st grade. U.S. Government was in 3rd grade. Lincoln was far more a brutal dictator than Bush has ever been. Bush has been a poor leader, but not hardly the worst.

        You pick any nomination for the 2000 election, and I can guarantee that they would have done just as poorly. Just that you'd have said what I just did, that it was outside influences affecting things if it had been a democrat; while any other republican would have gotten the same treatment as Bush.
      • 6 Years Ago
      HOLY F*CK!! That thing is ugly, and I look forward to pissing on it!!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Wow. I kind of like it.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Back to basic. Actually whay a pick-up should be.
        Honestly I like the sober black bumper and grille.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I think Toyota is going in the right direction...that said, not a bulls-eye, yet. I see a lot of landscapers and handymen use Japanese trucks. They don't want to pay for the frills. Memo to Toyota: Ditch the slushbox and offer a proper manual tranny. I can't tell if t his model has manual or electric windows..but manual windows are the way to go. And, offer a 4WD option, otherwise it can't be used as a work truck all year. KISS - Keep It Simple and Sell!
      • 6 Years Ago
      hallelujah open the plant back up, I need one. NAWT. Why do toyota trucks look HORRIBLE in base trim. Has anyone seen a base 2WD Tacoma, Bleck. Holy overstyled.
      • 6 Years Ago
      No self respecting contractor that wants to make a profit by not spending his profit on repairs would'nt be caught dead with a Tundra. The only thing these trucks are good for is making coffee and lunch runs.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Hell some coffee stains might improve the look of the interior some.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The truck is very Japanese and not meant for work, it never was. First of all it was designed after a Coy fish, larger round front end with a very bloated looking head. Great look for a thought pool for the uber rich but an awful looking truck.
      The power curve is all wrong for a truck. It makes most of its power at the top end like a car. Great for the "haul a piece of drywall home on the weekend and completely screw the job up and call a contractor" crowd. Its a car. Don't insult America buy putting the word work in front of a Toyota product.
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