Truck enthusiasts are eagerly waiting for the new Tundra, but some reports are suggesting that they will probably have to wait a little bit more. It looks like the whole redesign process will take a little bit more time than expected, so the next-generation model would probably come as the 2022 Toyota Tundra. However, these are just some of the reports. A vast majority of truck experts still claim that the new model will come “on time”.
In any case, the 2022 Toyota Tundra will be part of the next generation. That means you can count on all those novelties that are reportedly about to come. This includes things like a new platform, new powertrain options and all kinds of other improvements. The new model is in the testing phase and it has been spotted on the road for a couple of times, though still with a camouflage.
2022 Toyota Tundra Redesign
As we already mentioned, this model will be part of the new generation, whether this overhaul happens on time or not. In any case, we are about to see lots of novelties. The 2022 Toyota Tundra redesign is important in so many ways and one of the first things that come to mind is the platform. We are about to see a completely new architecture, which will provide better efficiency and performance. Also, this will be a fully boxed platform, which promises a higher max towing capacity compared to the current generation.
Another thing we should mention about the new platform is the rear suspension. If you look at the test model, you can notice that the rear axle is camouflaged. This indicates some big changes and most reports suggest we are about to see air suspension on this axle. There’s no doubt this will be highly beneficial, both in terms of capabilities and towing capacity.
2022 Toyota Tundra Hybrid
One of the biggest novelties we expect to see with the upcoming redesign is the 2022 Toyota Tundra Hybrid. It is obvious that this truck needs significant updates under the hood. The current gasoline engine is super reliable and quite powerful but definitely lacks efficiency. Moreover, it is one of the thirstiest trucks on the market.
Therefore, the Japanese manufacturer prepares something so typical for Toyota, a hybrid powertrain. This will be something completely new in the world of trucks, though other manufacturers are preparing something similar, particularly Ford with its next-generation F-150, which will also come in a hybrid version, as well as all-electric.
At this point, we are still waiting for the details about the new powertrain. For now, we know that the system will be based on a V6 engine. It should have a lot of similarities with the system that powers the Lexus LS 500h. That system is good for 354 horsepower, but we expect a little bit more in the new truck. According to most reports, the 2022 Toyota Tundra Hybrid will feature a max output of 450 horsepower and 500 pound-feet of torque, roughly.
Another rumor about the next-generation Tundra is a diesel engine. We have been hearing such rumors for years but the current generation remained gasoline-only truck. Now experts speculate about an oil-burner version for the next generation.
Of course, one of the options is a familiar V8 from Cummins. It is the same one that has been used for Nissan Titan XD, but Nissan gave up from it pretty quickly, due to slow sales. Therefore, many believe that the 2022 Toyota Tundra Diesel will rather feature some other unit, smaller and more efficient. Still, the problem is that Toyota doesn’t have such an engine in its lineup, so cooperation with some other manufacturers would be required. Therefore, many believe that the 2022 Toyota Tundra Diesel won’t happen after all.
2022 Toyota Tundra Exterior and Interior Design
Of course, the upcoming redesign will bring new aesthetics as well. We count on a completely new styling, though we doubt that the 2022 Toyota Tundra will bring any radical changes. The next generation will rather come with evolutionary changes, with a pretty conventional and cautious approach.
On the other side, the cabin will definitely come with huge changes, considering that the current one is definitely outdated in terms of styling, materials features etc. Therefore, count on a much better-designed dashboard, more tech materials, more soft-touch surfaces etc. Another thing we should mention is that the Japanese manufacturer plans to bring back the single cab model.
Release Date and Price
As we’ve just mentioned, some reports suggest that the launch of next-generation Tundra will be moved for 2021. When it comes to the price, we expect a little bit lower tag compared to the current model, due to the fact that the single cab version is coming back.