As you probably know, the next-year Tundra is coming with a full load of updates, but that doesn’t mean the Japanese manufacturer will stop on this. Latest reports are suggesting that the 2021 Toyota Tundra changes will be numerous as well. At this point, we can’t talk about details, but it looks like we are about to see new powertrain options, among novelties. Not only that the new model will come with a diesel engine, but we also expect to see a hybrid version, if we can rely on the latest reports.
Those would be the most important changes, while the novelties from the 2020-year model are about to carry on. This includes massive aesthetical changes, new interior features, and mechanical upgrades. All in all, it looks obvious that the current generation will carry on for some more time.
2021 Toyota Tundra Gets a Diesel engine
Although an oil-burner was expected already for the 2020-year model, it looks like the new engine will be delayed for another year. Therefore, the 2021 Toyota Tundra Diesel seems very likely. We count on the same specs that people have been suggesting for months. Of course, that should be a 5.0-liter turbodiesel V8 that comes from a renowned company, Cummins. This manufacturer already supplies Nissan with this engine, for the Titan, so it seems it will be a great for the new Tundra as well.
We count on the same specs, which means a max output of around 310 horsepower and 555 pound-feet of torque. Of course, the two most obvious from a diesel engine are better towing capacity and better fuel economy. We expect that a max towing capacity will go around 12.500 pounds. When it comes to fuel economy, it definitely won’t be hard to beat current mpg ratings, which are the worst in class.
2021 Toyota Tundra Hybrid
Another huge novelty could be a 2021 Toyota Tundra Hybrid. That would be a great breakthrough, as this would be the first hybrid truck on the market. At this point, exact specs about the system are still a mystery, but some reports are suggesting that the Tundra will use the same system as Lexus LS 500h. This sedan uses a hybrid system that is rated at 354 horsepower, but it looks that the company plans to boost it and raise the max power all away to 450 hp. With such power, the 2021 Toyota Tundra Hybrid would definitely have a lot of potentials.
The 2021 Toyota Tundra changes will be mostly in terms of new powertrain options. When it comes to design and other characteristics, most of the novelties from the 2020-year model will carry on. This includes a lot of interesting things. There is a new design to come, with a lot of work in terms of aesthetics. Both ends of the truck will come with novelties, while some mechanical changes are expected as well. The testing model still wears camouflage and not only that it hides sheet metal, but it covers some areas under the body as well. This particularly refers to the rear end of the truck, where we expect to see a new suspensions setup. According to the latest reports, a solid rear axle will remain, but this 2021 Toyota Tundra redesign might bring some air components to the rear suspension.
On the inside, the 2021 Tundra will carry on with a new infotainment system, which will finally include smartphone integration and other advanced features. the 2021 Toyota Tundra rumors also suggest that the single cab models could be in the offer once again.
2021 Toyota Tundra Release Date and Price
Despite the novelties, the 2021 Toyota Tundra probably won’t come much earlier than usual, so we expect to see it sometime in the second half of the next year. When it comes to the price, base models should go around 31.500 dollars.