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Toyota’s New FCV – The Car That Will Kill Tesla?

Toyota FCV Mirai

Toyota’s new fuel cell vehicle (FCV) – likely named ‘Mirai’ – may be the car that kills Tesla (At least if Tesla bets too heavily on their own Model III…).

Toyota’s new fuel cell vehicle (FCV) – which shall be known as the “Mirai” – hasn’t even hit the ground yet, and it’s already convincing some stock analysts to advise selling Tesla shares. Here’s why:

Toyota Kills 2015 Tundra V6 Option – Pricing Up Slightly

Toyota announced it has decided to kill the V6 option on the 2015 lineup and in all future products. The reason? Demand was so low it just didn’t make business sense to keep building it.

Toyota Kills 2015 Tundra V6  Option - Pricing Up Slightly

With the 2015 model, Toyota is killing the V6 option and raising prices a very small amount.

The V6 option has always been the non-standard engine and Toyota says the “take rate” or the number of people opting for it is less than 5 percent. This news may surprise some V6 fans who think the V8 is way more powerful than people need.

While, it is true not everyone really utilizes all the HP and torque of the V8 engine, it has long been the favored truck ordered by dealerships and bought by consumers. It also has historically had a better resale value than the smaller V6 option.

There is also some speculation that Toyota is pulling the plug now in order to prepare the engine to be used in the Tacoma. Currently, the V6 engine in the Tacoma is up for a major update and simply swapping it with the Tundra V6 could save Toyota money.

2015 Toyota Tundra Pricing

In other news, the 2015 Toyota Tundra pricing will increase either $275 or $315 over 2014 models. This is largely due to inflation and material supply costs being passed along to the consumer.

The 2015 Tundra will also be offered in 6 trim levels: SR, SR5, Limited, Platinum, 1794 and TRD Pro.

Toyota Looks to Build Mexico Plant – A New Truck Plant?

Sources say Toyota is currently looking at locations in Mexico to build a new plant. While there is no confirmation on what they will build there, we are speculating it will be a new truck plant. This could be great news for the Tundra.

Toyota Looks to Build Mexico Plant - A New Truck Plant?

With a maxed out San Antonio plant, Toyota may be looking to build a new plant in Mexico.

New Ram 1500 Owners Report Radio Problems

The new trend towards touch-screen, multi-informational radios is great for rapidly displaying information to drivers. That is, when they work correctly. When they don’t, like some new Ram 1500 owners have discovered, it is incredibly frustrating.

New Ram 1500 Owners Report Radio Problems

The Uconnect system on some Ram 1500’s is driving customers nuts.

Ford F-Series Prototype Reduced to Ashes

The internet is abuzz today with pictures of a Ford F-Series Super Duty burning to the ground. While the images are stunning, it is interesting how much (or lack thereof) debris was left. The cat is out of the bag, the new F-Series Super Duty trucks will be made out of aluminum.

Ford F-Series Prototype Reduced to Ashes

A Ford F-Series prototype caught fire while testing. Hmmm… Ford and Fire. Photos courtesy of Car and Driver.

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