Featured in a long and unprecedented teaser campaign, the 2022 Tundra is back in yet another official preview showing the rugged TRD Pro trim level. Toyota goes inside its revamped full-size pickup to give us an idea of the kind of tech that off-road enthusiasts will be able to use with the next-gen model.
The rotary dial is surrounded by four buttons: MTS (Multi-Terrain Select), DAC (Downhill Assist Control) / Crawl, Tow / Haul (it maintains lower gears longer for more pulling power) and the explicit ride mode . Toyota’s short teaser also reveals the sizable wireless charging pad as well as the red perforated leather upholstery with “TRD Pro” stitching on the backrests.
The video is interesting for another reason as it briefly shows what appears to be the all-digital instrument cluster. Toyota wants us to check what’s happening on the screen when the DAC / Crawl is on, but look a little lower and you can see the side profile of the 2022 Tundra almost in full. We took a screenshot to make the truck’s silhouette easier to see in its TRD Pro appearance with the CrewMax body style and domed wheel arches.
The technical specifications are still shrouded in mystery, although we do know that the new Ford F-150 rival will feature an iForce Max engine, presumably the biturbo V6 from the last Land Cruiser. The 3.5-liter engine puts out 409 horsepower and 479 pound-feet (650 Newton-meters) in the body-on-chassis SUV that the new Tundra is expected to inherit from the TNGA-F platform and a 10-speed automatic transmission. speeds. This new engine could replace the naturally aspirated 5.7-liter V8 by combining more power with better fuel efficiency.
Based on previous teasers released by Toyota in recent weeks, the 2022 Tundra will have an imposing front design and an electrically retractable rear window. The dashboard will be redesigned by accommodating a large tablet-type touch screen in the center console. Spy shots (see related link above) revealed that the lower versions will be content with a smaller infotainment system, neatly integrated into the dashboard and flanked by air vents.
Based on Toyota’s dedicated Tundra 2022 teaser page, three more previews are scheduled for the near future. This can only mean that the official reveal will take a little longer, so these images and our own spy shots will have to be enough for now.