recently announced the selection of the all-new Toyota Tundra as its 2008 Truck of the Year. The Tundra’s three different powertrains, one V-6 version and two V-8s, include a 5.7-liter V-8. The Tundra won over the judges with its class-leading performance and excellent load carrying and towing capabilities, combined with its impressive smoothness and refinement. The Toyota Tundra was one of four trucks eligible for the Truck of the Year title. The other contenders were the Chevrolet Silverado HD, GMC Sierra HD and the Ford F-Series Super Duty. To be eligible for Truck of the Year, a vehicle must be totally new or redesigned, and released in the 12 months prior to January 1, 2008 (vehicles with modifications such as new engines or that are variants of existing models are not eligible). The complete report on Motor Trend’s 2008 Truck of the Year™ will be published in the magazine’s February issue, available on newsstands January 1, 2008.