Template talk:Modern North American Toyota trucks

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Model years[edit]

Most international readers expect years to mean calendar years. This is especially true when comparing Toyota vehicles between countries. So I've explicitly added model year to the template. This has little detrimental value to N.American readers and helps non N.American readers enormously. Stepho-wrs (talk) 23:06, 1 September 2009 (UTC)

There are many templates out there which go by model years - look through Category:Automotive company - North America timeline templates, Category:General Motors timeline templates (most of them), and Category:Chrysler LLC timeline templates, for example. For international readers who are unfamiliar with the model year concept, I'm not quite sure how to introduce it to them, but I don't think putting it on every North American timeline is the best way, especially when it suggests there could be an alternate way of doing the timeline, when really it's the only logical way, since that's always how the cars are marketed. --Vossanova o< 17:09, 2 September 2009 (UTC)
We still have a fundamental problem that international readers are not sure if the template is using calendar years (like most other Toyota templates) or US style model years (like most US templates). Even worse, clued in US readers will not be sure if it is in their native format (model years) or has been internationalised (calendar years). In short, nobody knows which is which. Having the same problme on many other pages does not make it acceptable here. It must be made explicit at least once. Stepho-wrs (talk) 22:20, 2 September 2009 (UTC)
I doubt your claim. These templates have been like this for a while, and I have not heard any other complaints. I could just as easily say that all the European templates should say "calendar years" on them because North Americans assume they mean model years by default. If you want, we can take this to Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Automobiles for consensus. --Vossanova o< 14:21, 3 September 2009 (UTC)
Yep, good idea - let's see what the others have to say. Stepho-wrs (talk) 22:35, 3 September 2009 (UTC)

Toyota Hilux[edit]

The Toyota Hilux still is available in North America. Toyota Mexico imported the Hilux from Argentina. Jcmenal (talk) 22:46, 13 October 2011 (UTC)