Toyota discloses new 2022 Tundra pickup with bolder look and new hybrid engine

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Toyota Motor on Sunday revealed its new 2022 Tundra pickup with a bolder look, new technologies and more power. However, what might astound many truck owners is the extra force won’t be from a V-8 engine.

Rather than only contribution the pickup with a V-8 engine, the Japanese automaker will offer two versions of a 3.5-liter twin-super V-6 motor, including a mixture that can create up to 437 drive – 56 a larger number of than the current V-8 – and 583 foot-pounds of force, a 45% increment than the 2021 Tundra.

“We took a fresh, transformational approach to our truck development and had to rethink many things we’d previously done,” Mike Sweers, senior VP of Toyota’s item advancement office, said in an statement.

Utilizing twin-super V-6 engines has demonstrated fruitful in pickup trucks. Portage Motor shocked many by presenting like engine, which it calls EcoBoost, into its top rated F-150 pickup in 2011. The engine was an unexpected hit, with Ford adding other Ecoboost engines to its truck lineup.

Automakers have progressively begun to bring to the offer alternative powertrain options in front of a influx of all-electric pickups in the market in the coming years. Portage offers a crossover F-150 and a standard hybrid on its new little Maverick pickup, while Ram Trucks offers a gentle half breed on its 1500.

“Buyers in general are becoming a little bit more accepting of alternative, powertrains” said IHS Markit principal automotive analyst Stephanie Brinley. “If the engine and the propulsion system gives you what you need to operate your truck, and do what you need to do with that truck. they’re accepting alternatives to V-8s.”

Beside the new engine, the Tundra offers an undeniably more rough plan than the current pickup. Most outstandingly, a monstrous front grille that takes up a larger part of the front of the vehicle. It additionally features sleeker headlights and a boxier design.

On the inside, the Tundra has an accessible 14-inch touchscreen and expanded wellbeing and accommodation highlights, including a new infotainment system.

While the Detroit automakers dominate the full-size pickup truck market in the U.S., Toyota has made some progress, reliably selling more than 100,000 of the vehicles every year. That contrasts and deals of Ford’s F-Series, which incorporates the F-150 and bigger versions, at around 800,000-900,000 pickups lately.

“The Tundra can do well, but it’s going to be No. 3 [in the market]. They don’t necessarily have the capacity to really go after Ram or Chevrolet volumes,” Brinley said.

Toyota didn’t release fuel economy or pricing for the 2022 Tundra, which is relied upon to go discounted in the not so distant future. The vehicle’s beginning pricing right now goes from about $34,000 for a base model to $50,000 for a rough terrain TRD PRO. Efficiency is 13 miles for each gallon in the city and 17 mpg highway.

Toyota produces the Tundra close by the Tacoma midsize pickup at a plant in San Antonio, Texas.