It’s no secret that the next generation of the popular full-size truck is under development. At this point, we don’t know much about the new model, but new reports are constantly coming. Judging on the latest 2021 Toyota Tundra news, there is a lot of interesting novelties to come. Of course, everyone is talking about things like hybrid powertrain and new rear suspension, but the new truck is about to come with many more interesting novelties in terms of advanced design solutions.
The testing model has been around for some time. Although it still wears a camouflage, we can see some of the interesting novelties through it.
2021 Toyota Tundra News
The new model is on its way and according to 2021 Toyota Tundra news, we are about to see some pretty interesting novelties. Of course, the first thing that comes to mind in the new powertrain. It looks like the testing model that has been spotted recently is riding on a hybrid powertrain. Despite we are still waiting for the official details, it looks like the new Tundra is about to use an electrified system based on a twin-turbo V6 engine, similar to one we can find in the Lexus LS 500h.
The luxury sedan combines this gasoline engine with two electric motors for a total output of 354 horsepower. In this case, we expect significantly more power. According to the latest 2021 Toyota Tundra news, the new powertrain will feature max power of at least 450 horsepower and 500 pound-feet of torque. Besides more power, the new powertrain should also be far more efficient than the current V8, which definitely won’t be that hard, considering that we are talking about the thirstiest engine in the class.
Another important 2021 Toyota Tundra news is that the current V8 engine, the bigger one, will probably remain in the offer. However, we presume it would be completely reworked in order to provide much better fuel economy than current 13 mpg in the city and 17 mpg on the highway. We count on a little bit more power as well.
2021 Toyota Tundra News – Platform
Of course, this redesign will bring a completely new platform. It looks like the new architecture is codenamed F1. We count on typical improvements, such as weight reduction, better handling and comfort etc. Also, a part of this redesign will be a new suspension setup. The testing model already rides on a new rear suspension, which remains on a solid axle, but features a lot of air components. In any case, we expect improvements both in terms of comfort and performances.
Another thing we should mention is that the new platform will be modular and that will be used for the next-generation Tacoma as well. However, that won’t happen so soon, considering that the current generation is in the middle of the production cycle.
2021 Toyota Tundra News – Styling
We still don’t know much about the styling of the new Tundra. The testing model still wears a complete camouflage. Still, we can perceive a completely new grille design, which will be bigger and more rugged than before. Also, round headlights can easily be noticed, though we presume that’s because Toyota designers haven’t figured out how the new lights should look like yet, so there is actually just an empty headlight housing under the camo.
Also, latest 2021 Toyota Tundra news also suggests that the Japanese manufacturer could bring back the single row cabin design, which also means lower starting price.