September 5, 2003
New Toyota Tundra Double Cab announced
Toronto, Ontario – Toyota Canada announced the newest addition to its range of Tundra pickup trucks – the 2004 Tundra Double Cab, to be introduced in early 2004.
The Double Cab is the longest, widest, deepest and roomiest Tundra that Toyota has ever built.
The Double Cab has a new, larger rear passenger compartment, with back seat room comparable to Toyota’s Sequoia full-sized SUV. In the additional space, roomy, comfortable seats offer excellent thigh support and a full segment-leading 24 degrees of reclining seatback angle. A 60/40 split also permits the seats to fold and tumble for the maximum combination of comfort and utility.
“With the Tundra Double Cab, we’ve created a truck with the most comfortable rear seating in its class,” said Tony Wearing, Managing Director of TCI.
Available in both 4X2 and 4X4 configurations, the Tundra Double Cab rides on a stout ladder frame chassis that is longer than the chassis shared by the 2-door Tundra Standard Cab and the 4-door Tundra Access Cab. From nose to tail, the Double Cab is nearly 330 mm longer for a total length of over 5,842 mm. The Tundra Double Cab’s wheelbase has grown by more than 300 mm,
adding approximately 76 mm of rear track and overall width, and 76 mm of overall height. The truck bed depth that has been increased by about 102 mm.
In addition, the Tundra Double Cab is equipped with the segment’s first standard vertical power sliding full rear window with rear defroster. The rear window is similar to the power sliding
window on the full-sized Sequoia SUV in design and operation. With about 48 square metres 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 completely retractable power windows on all four doors and an
optional power sliding moonroof, the Tundra Double Cab offers passengers a new
feeling of space and roominess.
Pricing will be available in 2004.