It looks like we are finally about to see Tundra with dual rear wheels. Latest reports are suggesting that this version will come as Toyota Tundra Dually Concept first. It is still unclear whether this version is going to remain in the form of a concept only, or we could see a production version in the future as well.
Currently, this is just a rumor, but if we considering that the new version of the popular truck is coming next year, we could see this concept on showrooms as well. The following paragraphs are based on rumors, so take them with a big reserve.
Toyota Tundra Dually Concept Design
If the Japanese manufacturer decides to present this concept, there is no doubt it will be based on the new Tundra, which is coming in the next year. The upcoming model will come with significant changes in all aspects. We will see a new design, with completely new aesthetics, as well as completely new mechanics.
Among interesting novelties for the next year, a new rear suspension design takes a special place. According to the latest reports, the 2021 Toyota Tundra will feature air rear suspensions and it will be very interesting to see how this design will work on dual wheels layout. Also, the company promises significant weight reduction, which is highly expected considering that the current model is among heaviest in the class.
All in all, the Toyota Tundra Dually Concept should follow all these changes and come with a couple of more upgrades. In terms of the exterior design, this refers to massive rear fender flares, as well as to several other tweaks. However, it is still unclear will this be just a light-duty truck with dual rear wheels or Toyota is about to enter the world of HD trucks. In any case, the concept version is about to come with a CrewMax layout.
From the inside, we don’t expect to see too many differences compared to the standard version. The new generation is about to come soon and it will finally replace the current-models outdated cabin design. The new one will look far more attractive and also feature higher-quality materials. Of course, new tech features are guaranteed. The first thing that comes to mind is a new infotainment system, which will be significantly better than the current one. Also, it will come with smartphone integrations and many other novelties. Finally, count on a couple more safety features, though the current model is already pretty impressive in this aspect.
There are two possibilities for the Toyota Tundra Dually Concept powertrain. The first one, of course, is to see the so-much awaited hybrid powertrain. Toyota is developing a new system, which will be based on the one that currently powers the Lexus LS. The luxury sedan comes with a system that is good for 354 horsepower, while the new Tundra is about to come with significantly more power. It will feature the same V6 engine but much more powerful electric motors. So, a max output should go around 450 horsepower.
However, if we presume that dual wheels are primarily for utility, it won’t be a surprise to see a diesel powertrain. The Toyota Tundra Dually Diesel would come with a familiar 5.0-liter Cummins V8. This one is good for about 310 horsepower and 555 pound-feet of torque.
When could we see the Toyota Tundra Dually Concept?
If the company decides to present Toyota Tundra Dually Concept, we presume it will probably have a premier along with the standard version of the new generation. That could be already early in the next year, maybe even in Detroit. More details are about to come soon.