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Holy Powerstroke ,Toyota's going Texas, big-damn-time. The company is reportedly planning a "big diesel pickup" for the US market, though such a vehicle is likely three years away. Powering the torque monster will be a new big-block diesel V8 to be built at Toyota's new San Antonio, Texas plant at a rate of around 70,000 per year. A new high-efficiency V8 and a gas-electric hybrid version of the Tundra, though that task has proven difficult according to company president Katsuaki Watanabe.

Toyota Thinks Big: Full-Size Diesel and Hybrid Coming to States in '09 [Edmunds]

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Toyota Boss: We ll Build a Hybrid Pickup; Toyota Takes Texas: Inside the San Antonio Truck Plant [internal]

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