Toyota Stages World Premiere of All-New Tundra 'Big Rig' Double Cab Pickup at 2003 Chicago Auto Show


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    CHICAGO, Feb. 12 -- 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.
    "Arriving 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."
    The 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.
    The 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.
    Approached 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 its class.
    In addition 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.

    For further information please visit http://www.toyota.com .

              2004 TUNDRA DOUBLE CAB PRELIMINARY SPECIFICATIONS

                         Exterior Vehicle Dimensions

               Dimensions (in.)            Double-Cab (+/- Access-Cab)
               A. Overall Length           230.1 (+12.6")
               B. Wheelbase                140.6 (+12.3")
               C. Overall Height           74.8 (+3.3")
               D. Overall Width            79.3 (+4.1")
               Bed Length                  76.5
               Bed Depth                   21.1 (+4")

                         Interior Vehicle Dimensions

               Rear Seat Dimensions (in.)  Double-Cab (+/- Access-Cab)
               A. Head Room                40.2 (+1.9)
               B. Leg Room                 37.5 (+8.9)
               C. Shoulder Room            62.2 (-1.0)
               D. Hip Room                 58.3 (+1.7)
               Seat Back Angle (Degrees)   24 (+11.6)

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