After production stopped in August for three months, the Toyota Tundra is back and is just in time to take on the new redesigned 2009 Ford F-150 and the 2009 Dodge Ram. Production will commence today even though dealers aren’t too excited to stock up on the full-sized pickup.
According to Bob Carter, Toyota’s Division General Manager, when production ended in July, it was Toyota’s goal to halve the number of Tundras in its inventory. According to Automotive News, the goal was reached with the inventory of 60,000 units falling to 29,784. Nonetheless, sales have dropped sharply and Toyota will still need to offer incentives to move the full-sized pickup out of showrooms.
The Toyota Tundra will continue to be offered in Toyota’s 0 percent financing that has been extended through the month of November. On top of the 0 percent financing, some Toyota distributors are offering $5,000 to $9,000 in rebates.