Toyota has unveiled the all-new Tundra after 15 years from the launch of the current model.
New design, new chassis, new engines
The all-new Tundra not only comes with a fully updated chassis and engines, but also with latest technologies and multimedia, bringing ultimate comfort to its cabin.
Like the previous model, the Tundra still has two body types: Double Cab and CrewMax. Double Cab models are selectable between 6.5 ft Standard Bed and 8.1 ft Long Bed, while the CrewMax models come with a shorter 5.5 ft Short Bed and a new 6.5 ft Standard Bed.
One of the biggest design features is the larger grille and LED headlight that gives a tougher appearance to the car’s front end. For the interior, panoramic moonroof, heated/ventilated seats, rear sunshades, and heated steering wheel provides maximum comfort for your adventure.
The new Tundra also comes with a new 14 in. Mutimedia system compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Toyota Connected Services and Toyota Safety Sense 2.5 are also standard on all models.
And here’s the biggest change since the previous model. Toyota finally axed the V8 engine and introduced two types of V6 twin-turbo engines, i-FORCE 3.5L and i-FORCE MAX 3.5L hybrid. The non-hybrid i-FORCE delivers 389 hp/479 lb-ft while the hybrid model delivers 437 hp/583 lb-ft, both mated with 10-speed automatic.
Usually, Toyota hybrid models come with eCVT (electric Continuously Variable Transmission), but the new Tundra does not. This is because there is an electric motor inside the bell housing, a part between the transmission and engine. This allows a more efficient power delivery for engine starting, EV-only driving, electrical assist, and energy regeneration.
Under the body hosts an updated frame with a newly developed multi-link rear suspension. This provides outstanding ride comfort, straight-line stability, as well as improved off-road performance and towing capability. Towing capability has now been improved by 17.6% over the previous model, which makes the new Tundra tow up to 12,000 lbs of load. On its bed, the car can carry up to 1,940 lbs, an increase of more than 11%.
6 grades, SR, SR5, Limited, Platinum, 1794, and TRD Pro will be available starting from December 2021. Prices are yet unknown and will be announced prior to the launch date.