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Toyota Tundra offers only V8 option in ultra-competitive segment

New for 2021 is the Nightshade Special Edition which adds black wheels, a darkened grille, black exhaust tips and black door handles. My tester didn’t have this, but I’ve seen photos. Honestly, this is where the Tundra looks best. The Nightshade is only $1,000 more, as opposed to the Trail Edition which is four times that.

The performance of the Tundra is where it felt a little behind the competition. Having recently driven the new F-150, with the hybrid powertrain, the Tundra’s big 5.7-liter V8 engine feels somewhat outdated. Despite having 381 horsepower and 401 lbs.-ft. of torque, the capable Tundra has a solid reputation. The six-speed transmission, however, is long in the tooth and is in desperate need of an upgrade.

Having only a V8 engine is appealing to some Tundra enthusiasts, but it’s also missing out on the newer technology that exists in this segment. Smaller engines and

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Toyota Remains World’s Most Valuable Car Brand, Study Finds

Tesla was the only car brand to increase its value.

Just three automakers made it to the top 100 brands in market researcher Kantar’s latest 2020 BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Brands study. Toyota, ranked 48th overall, still remains the world’s most valuable car brand despite losing approximately 3 percent of its value compared to 2019.

Mercedes-Benz is the second most valuable brand in the automotive industry according to the study, placing 56th overall, followed by BMW at 61st position, losing 9 and 12 percent respectively. Ford and Honda dropped off the top 100 list after losing 10 and 15 percent of their values compared to 2019.

The Results From 2018 And 2019:

“Since 2008, the car sector has declined in value and has never recovered,” Global BrandZ Strategy Director, Graham Staplehurst, told Automotive News. “It’s very different from other sectors. For example, the luxury sector

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