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Old 10-08-2015, 04:43 PM   #1
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Looks like a nice towing rig. I keep asking at Toyota if there are ever going to sell it with the diesel that they sell in the rest of the world in the HiLux and keep getting the same answer - not likely.
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Should pull a 21

Wow it seems to have some good features
I am a Toyota guy but this may convert me back to gmc
Enough torque to pull a 21 if I upgrade
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I keep asking at Toyota if there are ever going to sell it with the diesel that they sell in the rest of the world in the HiLux and keep getting the same answer - not likely.
Every pickup is sold in the rest of the world with diesel engines available... and in some countries, only with diesel. If the diesel Colorado/Canyon sells well here - and if there is a good resolution to the emission control nightmare that Volkswagen's cheat has opened up - any of the other manufacturers could follow. That means Toyota and Nissan for currently available models, and Ford if they choose to bring in the current Ranger. If GM can't give them away, or if it turns out to be only a niche market, they may be the only ones to do it.

North Americans just don't like diesel very much. The worldwide commercial vans that we can now get here are diesel-only in Europe, but to sell them here a gas engine must be offered. Given the choice, most Ram ProMaster buyers are apparently choosing gas. Mercedes is about to start selling the Vito mid-sized van here (but calling it the "Metris") and although it is diesel-only in Europe, is is gasoline-only here - they know what they need to do to sell them.
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Interesting side note, with declining gas prices, the CPI has dropped, thus no COLA for approximately 40,000,000 americans.....
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