- Toyota has unveiled the 2022 Tundra, a revised full-size pickup. The price has not been announced.
- The new Toyota Tundra is expected to arrive in dealerships later this year as a 2022 model.
- The 2022 Toyota Tundra comes with a standard 3.5-liter twin-turbo 6-cylinder engine.
It may not have its place in the American lexicon like the Ford F-150 or Chevrolet pickup trucks, which have featured in iconic songs and remain two of the best-selling vehicles in the country.
But since its debut in 1999, the Toyota Tundra has taken its place among the most reliable vehicles on the market, recently ranking as the new highest-quality full-size pickup in the JD Power Initial Quality Study. 2021.
Toyota unveiled a revised version of the Tundra on Sunday evening, which is expected to arrive at dealerships later this year as a 2022 model.
The 2022 Tundra comes with a standard 3.5-liter twin-turbo 6-cylinder engine that generates up to 389 horsepower. An upgraded powertrain generates up to 437 horsepower. Each will be paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission.
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The 8-cylinder engine available on the 2021 model will no longer be offered. Automakers are increasingly reducing the number of cylinders in engine configurations as smaller engines have become more efficient.
The company said it would release pricing details at a later date. The 2021 Tundra starts at $ 38,420.
The 2022 Tundra’s maximum towing capacity is 12,000 pounds, up 18% from the previous generation. Maximum payload capacity is 1,940 pounds, up 11%.
The vehicle is available in several different bed lengths, including 5.5 feet, 6.5 and 8.1.
A 14-inch touchscreen is available as an upgrade, continuing a trend for automakers to place increasingly larger screens in their vehicles. The automaker also said it has developed a new audio system for its debut in the Tundra.
Safety features include a “multi-terrain monitor,” which is “available to allow the driver to check the immediate surroundings for potential obstacles with the simple push of a button to display the front, rear and side cameras on. screen, ”Toyota said. .
A “panoramic view monitor” will use cameras “to display a top-to-bottom view of the truck on the 14-inch monitor available for increased visibility.”
The vehicle will be assembled at the Toyota plant in San Antonio, Texas. Engineers and designers from California and Michigan collaborated on its design.
Tundra sales fell 2.2% to 109,203 in 2020. This compares to sales of 787,422 units of Ford’s F-series, which includes the F-150, and 594,094 of the Chevrolet Silverado.
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