Toyota is gearing up to unveil the all-new Tundra off-road model and has big ambitions for a redesigned pickup truck.
The Japanese brand intends to equip the pickup with the new iForce MAX engine. The company remains silent, but states that “the next generation of heroic iForce performance is ready for the all-new Tundra.”
This is not much, but the teaser shows the engine cover with three stiffeners. Since only half of the engine is shown, it is natural to assume that there are six ribs in total. The model is likely to receive a V6 transmission.
Toyota North America’s executive vice president of sales recently told MotorTrend that the Tundra will be offered with two completely new engines, including an entry-level unit with “substantially” more power and torque than the current 5.7-liter V8, which produces 381 hp. .from. and 544 Nm.
While nothing is officially known, the new 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 will meet these requirements as it develops 409 hp. and 650 Nm. The second transmission is more mysterious. Toyota recently confirmed plans “to introduce electrification to its pickup lineup in the near future.” This suggests that we can expect either a hybrid or a plug-in hybrid variant.
Toyota wants to dramatically increase its annual sales from 110,000 to the 120,000 units it has sold over the past 7 years. The automaker has also hinted that the facelifted Tundra will have more options, as well as more space between entry-level and high-end models.
Toyota announced the 2022 Tundra last month. The novelty should have a more muscular and durable construction. Key features include a sculpted bonnet and new L-shaped headlights. The teaser also revealed that one variant will have grille side lights and a light bar.