Toyota has released details regarding a specially modified version of their popular Tundra pick up.
The Tundra Bass Pro Edition, as it is known, has been developed for release only in the Gulf State market (Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Texas).
Officially unveiled at the 2014 State Fair of Texas, the Bass Pro Edition has been built on Toyota's 4X4 CrewMax S65 Tundra with a 5.7-litre i-Force V8 pumping out 375bhp hooked up to a six-speed automatic gearbox.
Marty Collins, President and General Manager of Gulf States Toyota, said, “In the Gulf States pick-up trucks and being outdoors are a natural way of life, and that’s why we’ve developed the 2015 Toyota Tundra Bass Pro Shops Off-Road Edition”
He added, “This vehicle not only has all the capability to take you where you want to go, but you’ll look good doing it.”
Extra upgrades and options from the standard Tundra include 20-inch wheels with all terrain tyres, bigger wheel arches to cover the new tyres and revamped running boards to assist driver and passengers alike getting in and out of the vehicle.
Built in San Antonio, Texas, the Tundra Bass Pro Edition will be available to but from early next month with each order coming complete with a Bass Pro Shops gear package specially designed for outdoor recreational activities such as hunting, fishing and camping – the whole set has a retail value of around $1,000.
Prices for the Tundra Bass Pro Edition will start at $43,975 when it hits Gulf State showrooms next month – if you’re not able to make it to Texas right now maybe you could look at the similar Toyota Hilux pick-up.
First released all the way back in May 1968, the Hilux is one of Toyota’s longest-produced models – 13 million of them have been sold worldwide
Over the years, Toyota has constantly updated and upgraded the truck in order to meet the needs of its customers.
The latest version of the Hilux comes fitted with a wide range of technology as standard, including a rear parking view camera and a built in satellite navigation system.
Two engine options are available, both turbodiesels; the 2.5-litre model comes with Active and Icon grade whilst the 3.0-litre is equipped with the Invincible grade with 4 wheel drive and the choice of either a 5-speed manual of a automatic gearbox.
The 2.5-litre manages a frugal 38.7mpg with the 3.0-litre not far behind with 32.8mpg.
Prices for the Toyota Hilux start at £17,510 for the entry-level Active model.