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Mike Sweers Interview

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by cptblackadder, Feb 10, 2019 at 5:52 PM.

  1. Feb 10, 2019 at 5:52 PM
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    Just watched this long interview with Mike Sweers and really enjoyed it. Thought I would share.
    He talks about the 4runner, taco, sequoia, and Tundra and some overall market trends. After Watching this interview I am almost 99% sure the next gen Tundra is going to be a hybrid. I know alot of people have speculated that with the spy shots and such but the way he talks about a hybrid system at the very end has me convinced that is what they are going to go for.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YppBqPCbwqc
     
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    Good video! Thank You!!
     
  4. Feb 11, 2019 at 6:05 AM
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    I'm actually kind of excited to see the capabilities. I think I will almost be disappointed if it is not a hybrid.
     
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    Toyota knows how to do a hybrid. The Prius is the most reliable vehicle on the road according to several publications. The Camry hybrid gets 52 MPG. A hybrid system in a Tundra would be just fine, as long as it still have the same equivalent HP and torque available when you need it.
    I would prefer hybrid over cylinder de-activation any day. Also hybrid over small displacement turbo any day.
     
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    I’m against the small displacement turbo as well. I still think it would be cool to see a 4.6 L with a turbo. I think you can get some pretty good gas mileage if you kept your food out of it. They won’t do it though.
     
  7. Feb 11, 2019 at 7:04 AM
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    I would be more in favor of cylinder deactivation than a turbo. Turbo stresses an engine while deactivation would save wear. I dream about a hybrid tundra with cylinder deactivation getting 25+mpg....probably not possible but I can dream.
     
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    I guess hybrid is actually some type of cylinder deactivation - shuts all of them off when in EV mode. I agree with that.
     

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