- Will Sharpe
Toyota has teased the fully redesigned and all-new 2022 Tundra on its website, with a brief video of the truck’s silhouette and a look at its headlights turning on. While we don’t have much new information from this teaser alone, here’s what we know about the third generation of Toyota’s full-size pickup.
From today’s video as well as images of a test mule that have been passed around the web, like this cutaway photo of the front end on the Car and Driver website, expect that the new Tundra will feature radical angular styling and large LED headlights, fog lights, and clearance lights.
Test mules have also been seen with six-lug wheels, replacing the five-lug design of the current truck. This may indicate that the new Tundra will have an increased payload and towing capacity. Toyota has already stated that the new Tundra will include Toyota Safety Sense, with adaptive cruise control, lane-keep assist, blind spot monitoring, and other features being offered on the truck.
The current generation Tundra is over a decade old, so the truck is more than overdue for a redesign. Many sources have speculated that the current 5.7 liter V8 will be replaced with a turbocharged V6. Toyota has also announced plans to release an electric truck but has not clarified if that truck will be based on the new Tundra or if it will use an entirely different design. There is speculation that the new Tundra will receive at least a hybrid powertrain option, if not a fully electric one as well. For all we don’t know, we can say confidently that the new Tundra will be a massive success when it goes on sale later this year for the 2022 model year.
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