Toyota has just announced more juicy details about the all-new 2022 Tundra that will debut this fall, a few months after the exterior design was initially revealed.
Remember, images of the redesigned full-size pickup leaked online in mid-June, prompting the Japanese automaker to post a first official picture.
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We know the next-gen Tundra will have an ultra-wide touchscreen and new i-Force MAX engines (more on that below) while also being available with a panoramic roof and sliding rear window.
Today, we’ve learned that red leather seats featuring a subtle camouflage pattern in the perforated section will be available in the rugged TRD Pro models. Furthermore, drivers will have various modes to choose from and a Tundra-first wireless charging pad for their smartphones.
As you can see, next to the rotary controller on the console is a button for the Tow/Haul mode, another one for the Multi-Terrain Select system (MTS) and a third for Downhill Assist Control (DAC) and Crawl Control.
DAC and Crawl Control are already offered in the Toyota 4Runner and Tacoma. Now they will make their debut in the Tundra, helping drivers tackle off-road obstacles and descents more confidently. That’s great news.
As for the engines, the same U.S. Toyota dealer that leaked the pictures in June previously confirmed that a twin-turbo V6—likely the 3.5-litre unit featured in the new Land Cruiser—will replace the old 5.7-litre V8 and be mated to a fuel-saving 10-speed automatic transmission. Peak horsepower and torque could be around 450 hp and 500 lb-ft, respectively.
Rumour has it the other option will be an all-new hybrid powertrain designed as a direct response to the F-150 PowerBoost. If you ask us, it’s about time the Tundra benefits from Toyota’s leading expertise in hybrid technology.
Production of the 2022 Toyota Tundra is slated to start later this year, once again in San Antonio, Texas—also the home of the next-gen Sequoia.