The highly-anticipated next-generation Tundra is finally about to come. The current generation has been around for more than a decade and it seems outdated in so many aspects. Therefore, we are all eagerly waiting to see the new model. At this point, the new truck is in a testing phase and it has been spotted on the road, wearing a complete camouflage. The company still manages to keep most details as secret, so everything we know so far is based on rumors. Therefore, here are some of the most important 2021 Toyota Tundra rumors, which still wait to be confirmed.
2021 Toyota Tundra Rumors – Hybrid
manufacturer desperately needs something more efficient. This seems like a perfect choice, so it’s no wonder that reports about hybrid powertrain have been circulating for a long time.
According to 2021 Toyota Tundra rumors, the new system will be similar to one that can be found in the Lexus LS 500h. It will be based on the same twin-turbo V6 engine, but this time, much more power will come from electric motors. We expect to see a max output of around 450 horsepower and 500 pound-feet of torque, which is significantly more compared to 354 ponies from the luxury sedan.
V8 May Be Discontinued
Considering that a new hybrid powertrain is coming, many reports suggest that V8 engine may be dropped. However, we don’t see the reason why Toyota would do this. There is still a big number of potential buyers that would rather choose a traditional powertrain option, so the current 5.7-liter unit should carry on, despite low mpg ratings. After all, the company should to a couple of modifications in order to improve fuel economy.
2021 Toyota Tundra Rumors – Platform
Of course, the upcoming redesign also means a new platform. At this point, we don’t know the details, but latest 2021 Toyota Tundra rumors are suggesting that the new architecture will be called the F1. Allegedly, the new platform will be modular and will be used for the next-generation Tacoma as well. Although a typical body-on-frame architecture, it will borrow a lot of design solutions from the new unibody TNGA platform. Particularly in terms of handling and driveability, efficiency and overall performances.
The testing model wears a complete camouflage and of the most interesting details about it is that even the rear axle under it. Of course, this clearly indicates that Toyota is preparing something interesting in this aspect as well. According to the latest 2021 Toyota Tundra rumors, we won’t see an independent suspension. A solid rear axle will remain. Still, we are about to see some air components, which will definitely improve overall performances.
Release Date and Price
The new model is under development but the company is still quiet about the launch date and price. Still, latest 2021 Toyota Tundra rumors are suggesting the new model could arrive in the second half of the next year. Also, the starting price could be lower than to the current one. Allegedly, a single cab version is about to come back, according to the latest reports.