New Toyota Tundra Pickups Priced at $120k – Yes, $120k

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Just when you thought prices for new Tundra pickups are expensive in the U.S., they are astronomically expensive in Australia. An import and conversion company says they will start pricing at $120k for new Platinum and 1794 models. And yes, you read that number correctly.

New Toyota Tundra Pickups Priced at $120k - Yes, $120k

Something not right with this picture? How about the steering wheel is on the wrong side.

Australian importer and converter, Performax International, has just completed changing the engineering to right wheel drive. This allows it to be registered in every Australian state and territory.

Apparently, “two 5.7-litre V8 versions of the 2014 Tundra pick-up will be available – the Platinum and the 1794 Edition – priced from a cool $118,990 plus on-road costs ‘at current exchange rates.'”

Performax doesn’t just slice and dice the dash up. They used computer-aided design, 3D-printed parts prototyping and injection molding to ensure the vehicle looks like it was manufactured that way.

New Toyota Tundra Pickups Priced at $120k - Yes, $120k

The conversion Performax Interational does looks really good.

The trucks will be offered in a limited run and are compliant to all Australian standards.

Don’t think people will pay that price. Think again.

“The 2014 trucks have proved immediately popular. Even before we officially announced their availability we sold several to customers who know the Toyota Tundra is one of the finest pick-ups for sale in Australia,” said  Performax International General Manager, Glenn Soper.

“The Platinum version will suit any buyer looking for a smart pick-up, but the 1794 Edition has a little extra touch of country added to its styling for someone who wants something a bit special.”

New Toyota Tundra Pickups Priced at $120k - Yes, $120k

For only $120k, you can buy a Toyota Tundra 1794 in Australia.

Initially, we thought that was pretty pricey. Yet commenters on this story, point out that the top range Land Cruiser is about the same price. So, if you are a wealthy farmer or land owner and you would prefer a luxury ride with a bed, the Tundra is the better choice.

Also, Performax, on their website, has several photos of people taking deliveries of Tundra pickups.

Apparently, Performax also converts other vehicles. It says they will offer the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado, Ram and Ford F-250 later this year.

Next time you want to have a beef with new vehicle pricing, just remember, it could be a LOT more.

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  1. Randy says:

    Do Aussies have very long arms?

    That is a long reach for the driver to get the glove box open?

    Wonder if they will like the hard plastic under the center console like for their elbows? They forgot to flip the lid.

    Lots of other items “un-flipped”, good fun and games anyway.

  2. Randy says:

    Side note: Even with the ergonomics a little wacko it is still superior to the GMC Denali. LOL

  3. Randy says:

    This is really an interesting story.

    Everyone should really check out the full Performax website. If I moved to Australia, I would visit this place and buy a Tundra. Of course adequate green stamps are required, but this looks like a first class operation.

    Tim thanks for posting the article.

  4. mk says:

    sure, pricing can be a lot more, doesn’t mean then I would ever even consider buying it. Sooner rather than later the pricing of 3% increase per year has to stop cold turkey. 40-50K for any vehicle is absurd not too many middle to low income families will be buying any new vehicle pretty soon.

  5. mk says:

    another thing I don’t get, it could just be me?, is why do almost all mfgs. think tan/beige interiors are high-class and offered on even now the base cloth packages ONLY in certain exterior colors?

    for example, the new hyundai santa fe ONLY offers beige/tan cloth interior (butt ugly) on even their base models for very nice exterior colors of dark green, dark red, and dark blue? NO black or gray cloth interiors offered in those 3 colors?

    It seems tan/beige must be in but I refuse to even test drive one with that color inside makes me puke!

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