Debuting in 1993, the T100 was conceived as a truck larger than Toyota's compact pickup truck but smaller than the traditional full-sized vehicles associated with the North American market. Featuring a bed size capable of holding a 4-foot by 8-foot plywood sheet, the Toyota T100 touted its low operating costs. Initially introduced with a 3.0-liter V-6 engine producing 150 horsepower with optional four-wheel drive, an entry-level 2.7-liter four-cylinder powerplant joined the T100 line-up for 1994. In reaction to customer input in 1995, Toyota added higher available power to the T100 with a 190-horsepower 3.4-liter V-6 engine and a Xtracab extended cab version. The added engine performance allowed the T100 pickup truck to achieve a towing capacity up to 5,200 pounds. While the T100 demonstrated itself to be reliable and dependable, Toyota's gamble with the T100 failed to put a dent in the American brand truck domination. Dropping the philosophy of the T100 in 1998, Toyota's attention turned to the full-sized Tundra pickup for 2000.