2022 Toyota Tundra: What to expect

To get back its position in the full-size pickup truck market, Toyota is coming up with the next generation Tundra. Tundra is supposed to be facing other big names in the market like Ford F-150, Ram 1500 and Chevrolet Silverado. 

To give them a run for their money, Tundra has got many updates compared to its decade-old debut model. This new generation has upgraded its interior with a better touchscreen, and there is a chance of getting a hybrid powertrain.

Though the full details of the model have not been released yet, there is a bit of information on the updates that we have come across so far:

Bigger Grille

Much like its competitors, the new Tundra is a goliath with a massive grille, as evident in the pictures shared by Toyota. It also gets three incorporated LED light bars, which are probably TRD Pro-explicit. A past unofficial photograph showed an alternate grille plan. Additionally, three golden marker lights over the “Toyota” script are expected to be exceptional to the TRD Pro, proposing that the new Tundra could be more than 80 inches wide. The current truck is 79.9 inches wide. The surface on the front guard is likewise found on the bumper flares on this TRD Pro model.

New Wheels

The Tundra TRD Pro in the picture Toyota shared is furnished with 285/65 Falken Wildpeak off-road tires and another set of TRD Pro wheels. This photograph likewise gives a more clear gander at the finished bumper flares.

New V-6 Engine

The new Tundra might get an upgrade in its power source with a twin-turbocharged 3.5-litre V-6 motor. A variant of this motor makes 409 hp and 479 pound-feet of torque in the new Land Cruiser. A hybrid drivetrain could likewise be accessible as proposed by blue “MAX” lettering on this mystery picture Toyota shared of its new iForce MAX powertrain, which would assist it with contending the F-150’s PowerBoost crossover. Toyota likewise declared that an electric pickup is coming, as well. However, we don’t know whether it’ll be a Tundra. The current-age Tundra utilizes Toyota’s 5.7-litre iForce V-8 motor, producing 381 hp and 401 pound-feet of torque.

Better Interior

Toyota shared a teaser picture of the new Tundra’s inside, and it shows an enormous centre-mounted touchscreen showing Apple CarPlay. The current Tundra has an accessible 8.0-inch unit. A huge infotainment screen is significant because the Ford F-150 and Ram 1500 both offer 12.0-inch screens. This mystery picture, likely of the rough terrain centred TRD Pro model’s cabin, likewise shows a JBL sound framework and a red stripe on the steering wheel, likely novel to the TRD Pro.

Sliding Rear Window and Panoramic Sunroof

There are chances that the new model might get a sliding rear window as it was in the older models. However, as the teaser image shows, it is certainly going to have a panoramic sunroof, which is a very significant improvement for its interior.

The Rear

Unofficial photographs before Toyota shared the official picture of the Tundra TRD Pro, and they showed a debossed “TRD Pro” logo engraved across the rear end. The past model had the content stepped into the back quarter board. The dark surface from the front guard and bumper flares is additionally found on the back of the TRD Pro. The current Tundra has the choice of either a 5.5-foot, 6.5-foot, or 8.1-foot freight box.

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