Bass fishing is not exclusive to Texas, but Bass Pro Shop chose the gigantic State Fair of Texas to unveil their new specialty pickup – a 2015 Toyota Tundra. Toyota calls it the Bass Pro Shops Off-Road Edition. It was officially ‘unveiled’ at a press conference of automotive journalists and other media at the opening of the State Fair in Dallas. The special edition will be on display in the outdoor truck area near the Music Hall during the 3-week run of the 2014 Fair.
The press conference and unveiling was conducted by Gulf States Toyota, an independent distributor, and is the first retail vehicle endeavor between Bass Pro Shops and Toyota. Bass Pro Shops started in Springfield, Missouri, but has now spread all over the U.S. and is the nation’s premier outdoor retailer. Gulf States Toyota covers Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Texas, so this new special edition Tundra will only exclusively available at Toyota dealerships in those state.
This new 2015 Toyota Tundra Bass Pro Shops Off-Road Edition is equipped and designed for the outdoors, whether it is handling a tough-to-negotiate trail, a country road, or some other outdoor adventure. It is only available in the exterior color of Silver, featuring a 4×4 off-road capability, and a Crew Max SR5 configuration. This offers plenty of first-class comfort for friends and family on the outing as well as extra space for all the outdoor gear.
The Tundra is powered by the standard rugged drive train found in most Tundra pickup trucks. It is a 381 horsepower, 5.7-liter i-Force, V8 engine that is mated with a 6-speed automatic transmission. This special edition includes a tow package in anticipation that the driver will be heading out, pulling his boat to go bass fishing. Of course, that tow package can also take along an ATV, UTV, or camper just as easily.
The 2015 Toyota Tundra Bass Pro Shops Off-Road Edition package includes: a spray-on bed-liner, pocketed fender flares, stainless steel exhaust tip, 5-inch oval black step tubes, off-road bed decals, custom Bass Pro Shops carpeted floor mats, 20-inch milled-matte black wheels, and all-terrain upgrade. The MSRP for this special edition is $43,975. The purchase or lease will allow the customer to get one of several outdoor gear packages from Bass Pro Shops worth approximately $1,000. They can choose a fishing, hunting, camping, or marine outdoor package. This new Tundra, as all Tundra pickups, is built in San Antonio at the Toyota Motor Manufacturing Texas plant.
“In the Gulf States area, 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,” said Marty Collins, president and general manager of Gulf States Toyota. “This vehicle not only has all the capability to take you where you want to go, but you’ll look good doing it.”
Bass Pro Shops specializes in outdoor fun and operates retail stores and Tracker Marine Centers all across the United States and Canada. For more information on the special edition Tundra, visit www.basspro.com/bpstundra. For information about Toyota, visit www.toyotanewsroom.com.