IL - The all-new Toyota Tundra "Big
Rig" Double Cab pickup truck made its world premiere
at a press conference today at the 2003 Chicago Auto Show.
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this fall, the new Tundra Double Cab will be the longest,
widest, deepest, and roomiest Tundra we have ever built,"
said Don Esmond, Toyota Division senior vice president and
general manager. "Offering more utility, more comfort
and considerably more roominess, it will meet the growing
demand among pickup owners for, simply, more of everything."
Tundra Double Cab will ride on a stout ladder frame chassis
that is longer than the chassis shared by the two-door Tundra
Standard Cab and the four-door Tundra Access Cab. From nose-to-tail,
the Double Cab's overall length has grown nearly 13 inches.
At more than 230 inches, Tundra Double Cab is more than
six inches longer than the soon-to-be-released Ford F150
Super Crew. The Tundra Double Cab's wheelbase has grown
by more than a foot, with an additional three inches of
rear track and overall width, and an additional three inches
of overall height.
Tundra Double Cab will provide exceptional utility with
a bed that is as long as the current Tundra Access Cab,
and nearly a foot longer than the Super Crew. Its bed-depth
has been enlarged by a full four inches.
from every angle, the Tundra Double Cab conveys a high-wide-and-brawny
big-rig presence. However, on the inside, Tundra Double
Cab reaches a level of comfort and convenience that will
set a new standard among full-size pickups. Nowhere is this
more evident than with the rear seats. With large and plush
60/40 split-fold-and-tumble seats offering excellent thigh
support and a full 24-degrees of seatback angle, the Tundra
Double Cab will have the most comfortable rear seats in
to its comfort and roominess, the Tundra Double Cab will
offer the segment's first vertical power-sliding full-rear
window. The full-rear window is similar to the power-sliding
window on the full-size Sequoia SUV in design and operation.
At 750 square inches of total open area, it is more than
four times larger than the open area of the manual sliding
rear window in the Regular and Access Cabs. Combined with
fully retractable power windows on all four doors and an
optional power sliding moonroof, the Tundra Double Cab will
offer passengers a wide-open feeling of space and roominess...as
great as all outdoors.