The long-awaited next generation of this pickup truck is finally about to come. The testing model has been around for some time and it looks like the new version will hit the market sometime late in the next year, as the 2022 Toyota Tundra. We all have big expectations for this redesign, given the fact that the current generation has been around for too long. The new model is about to come with all kinds of novelties, which will make it better is pretty much every aspect.
Of course, we are talking about things like the platform, chassis, suspension, engine lineup and similar things. The 2022 Toyota Tundra will also come with completely new styling, as well as a new, much better interior design. Still, the biggest and most anticipated novelty is definitely a new hybrid powertrain, which promises some really impressive numbers. As we’ve just mentioned, the new generation should hit the market late in the next year.
2022 Toyota Tundra Redesign
The upcoming redesign will bring all kinds of novelties. All of them will be significant, which is no surprise, considering that the current generation has been around for way too long, since 2007. Of course, one of the first things that come to mind is the platform. The Japanese manufacturer has developed a completely new architecture, called TNGA-F, which will bring significant improvements in all aspects. The new model will be lighter and more efficient, but the use of lightweight materials won’t affect performances. Moreover, the new chassis will be stiffer, so you may count on higher towing capacity as well, which is currently quite modest for the class.
Another aspect that needs to bring significant improvement is the ride quality. The current model isn’t particularly great in this aspect, but a good thing to know is that Toyota prepares a completely new suspension setup for the new model. This particularly refers to the rear axle, where the ancient leaf springs will finally be replaced. A solid axle will remain, but it is expected that higher trims will feature air suspension. On the other side, base models will probably come with coil springs.
Styling and Interior Design
Of course, a big part of the new model will be a new styling. As you may presume, it will be adapted to the company’s latest design language, so we count on a lot of influence from crossovers like RAV4 and Highlander, though there is no doubt that the new 2022 Toyota Tundra will come with the significantly bolder appearance and more rugged overall stance. Also, some reports suggest we might see a single cab layout in the offer once again. On the other side, Double and CrewMax models will definitely carry on in the same way.
When it comes to interior design, the current model really looks outdated. Not only that aesthetics belong to another era of the automotive industry, but most of the cabin is also made of hard plastics and other low-rent materials. Finally, the lack of modern tech features is obvious. All these things should be significantly improved with the new 2022 Toyota Tundra. We count on a far more attractive cabin look, as well as on finer materials, especially in higher trim levels. Naturally, new tech goodies will also play an important role in the new model. On the other side, we don’t expect to see significant changes in terms of dimensions, considering that the current model already offers one of the most spacious cabins in the business.
2022 Toyota Tundra Powertrain
Without any doubt, one of the most anticipated things for this redesign is a new hybrid powertrain. This is pretty much a certain thing and the latest reports suggest we are about to see a pretty capable configuration. The new system will probably be based on a twin-turbo V6 engine, which will come coupled with two electric motors. According to some estimations, the max output will go around 450 horsepower and 500 pound-feet of torque, which promises astonishing performances. We expect that this model will be able to tow around 13.000 pounds. At the same time, it will be the most efficient truck in the segment. We count on more than 30 miles per gallon combined.
The new hybrid setup will certainly be amazing in many ways, but this also means a high starting price. Therefore, we have no doubt that pure gasoline engines will be in the offer as well. Some sources suggest a new V6 engine in the offer but a V8 unit should be offered as well. The Japanese manufacturer trademarked the new “I-Force Max” name, which clearly indicates that they’re not done with eight cylinders yet. On the other side, a diesel version is not expected, despite the rumors.
2022 Toyota Tundra Release Date
According to the latest reports, we may expect 2022 Toyota Tundra to hit the market sometime late in the next year. Of course, key rivals will be models like Ford F-150, Ram 1500, Chevy Silverado 1500 etc.