Friday, August 21, 2015

Friday Car Pr0n #93

For the next in a series (and we only have twenty-something more of these to go!), here's the latest car introduced in the year matching the number.

1993 Toyota T100. No, I don't know what Toyota thought they were doing with this. Yes, let's introduce a full size pickup to compete with Chevy/Ford/Dodge, but we'll put an anemic V6 into it. Never mind that every other manufacturer has a V8 and a large diesel available! The 150 HP 3.0L V6 just didn't cut it, especially since the existing Dodge V6 had 175 HP.

Even worse, the T100 didn't have an extended cab version available. GM, Ford and Dodge all had club or crew cab versions available, although Dodge lost the crew cab in '94 when they came out with the new body style. Of course, the new body style pretty much killed the T100, as the Dodge market share of the truck market went from 100K to 400K, while the T100 went from 40K to, well, negligible.

They would rectify these problems with the Tundra a mere 6 years later, though...

That is all.

1 comment:

Old NFO said...

It was the first EVER large pickup from a Japanese manufacturer... You have to remember they don't sell pickups in Japan, even today!