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Toyota T100

1993 1995 Regular Cab 2WD: in (1694 mm)

1993 — DX: 68.1 in (1730 mm)

1993 T100 4X4 SR5

By Scoty6776 April 14,

The Toyota T100 (not to be with RK100 ) was a full-sized truck introduced by Toyota in 1992 as a 1993 calendar vehicle.

As Toyota firmly itself in the North American truck market in the 1980s and it seemed to many only that Toyota needed to part of the lucrative full-size market. Rumored for many until finally becoming a in 1993, the first big Toyota boasted a full-size (8 ft) bed but retained the and suspension characteristics of a compact It was a bit larger than the mid-size Dakota but still smaller a typical full-size pickup. It the T100 a unique position the truck ranks. Though and reliable, in the grand scheme of it was not the greatest selling vehicle and had not as much of the market as Toyota had Although many of it purchasers disagree many critics the T100 was still too small, being bigger than other truck, the Toyota and later the Tacoma .

Although sales were at start, the T100 sales did into the mid 40,000 vehicles range (1996) in the United General Motors pickup were roughly 700,000 per while Ford sales from 550,000 to nearly and Dodge went from to 400,000 with the introduction of the new Ram in 1994. Sales of the T100 approximately 30% when the new Ram went on the half a year or so after the launch.

Upon introduction, the was criticized for several things. The was being too small to appeal to of full-size work trucks, the was the lack of an xtracab version and the and perhaps most important was the lack of a V8 engine with the available engine being of a small 3.0 liter V6 powerplant was already found in Toyota’s trucks and in the 4Runner. Although criticisms by many, Toyota these were all factors were taken into when designing and producing the They claimed the smaller was planned to offer a larger with a compact feel, an was on the horizon and the 3.0 liter V6 would far better fuel economy its supposed rivals.

1993 Toyota T100 4X4 view

By Scoty6776 April 14,

Beyond the issues of size and the T100 did receive some from the media, acquiring Power and Associates Initial Survey Best Full-Size award and the Best of What’s New by Popular Science magazine in its year on the market. The T100 was the vehicle -car or truck ever to receive an Initial Survey Award in its first of production. In 1994 (the second year) and 1995 third) the T100 was again Best Full-Size Pickup in Quality by J.D. Power and In 1997 the T100 was awarded Top Vehicles in Initial Quality Full-Size Segment once by J.D. Power and Associates .

Toyota T100 4X4 SR5

By Scoty6776 April 14, 2011

it was introduced, the T100 had one cab configuration, a cab, and one available engine, a 3.0 L V6 150 hp (112 kW) and 180 lb·ft (244 of torque. In 1994, a 2.7 L I4 engine 150 hp (112 kW) (like the 3.0 V6) and 177 lb·ft N·m) of torque was added in the new buyers would be drawn in promises of greater fuel and a lower price (than models). Toyota ultimately there was no other alternative but to add power to the truck and in 1995 added the 190 hp (142 kW) and 220 lb·ft N·m) of torque 3.4 L V6. An Xtra Cab came along several into the 1995 model as well. The T100 received minor changes throughout its run from the engine changes and the Cab addition. A driver-side airbag was in 1994 (a passenger-side air bag never available) and larger 16 rims the norm for most of the 4X4 models in 1997. It was evident by late early 1997 that was already investing in its next (what ultimately became the Tundra ). At the time (late many believed, a revamped was on the way (with the promise of a V8 engine) and were some reports altered V8 powered T100s used as test-mules, but ultimately it came to pass, and Toyota back to the drawing board and the Tundra came to be.

Toyota Racing Development introduced a supercharger for the 3.4 liter in 1997 and it became available for the the Tacoma and the 4Runner with the 3.4 V6 (and later the Tundra). jumped to the 260 hp (194 kW) range of the generation of the supercharger) and 250 lb·ft N·m) to 265 lb·ft (359 of torque. This power add on was for 1997-1998 T100s only. 3.4 V6 powered T100s have computer and electrical layouts do not support the TRD device.

The T100 was and partially engineered by Toyota Hino. Three trim were offered: the base the DX . and the top-of-the-line SR5 . The maximum towing was 5,200 lb (2,360 kg) and the truck had a limit of 2,450 pounds. most trucks fell the 1/2 ton realm, a 1 ton model was offered (in 2 drive form) for several of its years until finally dropped because of a lack of

All T100s were assembled in Japan. The T100 was the last Toyota pickup made for America when in late Toyota moved production to the States with the opening of new Tundra Gibson County, plant. The US retail price of the built entirely in Japan a 25% import tariff. The T100 was in 1998 and replaced by the larger V8 Tundra .

Quick Facts

The T100’s debut year

cab, long bed only

3.0 V6 engine only (150 — 180 lb·ft (240 of torque)

1994

Driver’s airbag added

2.7 liter I4 added to lineup (150 — 177 lb·ft (240 of torque)

1995

Toyota T100

3.4 liter V6 engine added to (190 horsepower — 220 of torque)

3.0 liter V6 discontinued

model added to lineup

year for the regular cab 4X4 model

Color changes

1997

16 inch rim added to lineup

changes

TRD introduces 3.4 liter V6

1998

Last year for the

Color changes

The Toyota Engine Family


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