2011 Toyota Tundra Updates Include Upgraded V6, Trailer Sway Control

Toyota has announced that the 2011 version of it’s full-size 1/2-ton pickup, the Tundra will receive a number of minor updates for the model year. Chief among them, is the adoption of dual cam Variable Valve Timing with Intelligence (VVT-i) on the 4.0-liter V6, for improved throttle response and slightly better fuel economy. Another feature is the adoption of brake override and trailer sway control programing as standard equipment.

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Bomb Hoax Causes Panic At 4 Toyota Sites Across America

An Indiana post office was evacuated Tuesday after a suspicious package was discovered, addressed to a Toyota factory. The package was determined harmless by a local bomb disposal technician, but the scare follows 3 other suspicious packages sent to other plants as well as Toyota USA headquarters.

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Hyundai and Chrysler Could Partner Up On Pickup Truck

Hyundai and Chrysler could partner together for a full-sized truck based off of the Ram, after Chrysler’s deal with Nissan fell apart. Sources say that Hyundai approached Chrysler as late as February regarding a potential tie-up. Hyundai’s lineup is experiencing a renaissance in North America, but the Korean automaker lacks a full-size pickup truck for the crucial North American market. Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne reportedly turned down the offer at that time, but is now re-considering due to excess capacity at truck plans. Both Toyota and Nissan have struggled to sell their own full-size pickups in recent years.

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