The all-new 2022 Toyota Tundra and TRD Pro are revealed for the first time.
Since the second-generation Tundra went on sale 14 years ago, Toyota has been using teasers to build anticipation for the all-new 2022 Tundra. Now, with a first look at the third-generation truck, all the specifics on the new truck can be disclosed.
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The 2022 Toyota full-size pickup, completely redesigned from the bottom up, sets new standards by offering various versions with hybrid powertrains, all of which are mated to a new twin-turbo V6. The 4.7L V8 was the first ever in a Toyota pickup truck, and it heralded the beginning of the V8 era for the Tundra. The 4.6L was a charmer, followed by the 5.7L workhorse's lengthy tenure.
Tundras will be equipped with its new 3.5L twin-turbo engine starting in 2022. An all-new 10-speed automatic transmission has been installed in place of the previous six-speed. The new V6 engine, built in West Virginia, has more torque and horsepower than the previous V8. The turbocharged V6 produces 437 hp and 583 lb-ft of torque when connected to a 288V nickel-metal hydride battery located under the rear seats. That's a lot more than most diesels offer, and emissions are a lot simpler.
There's a clutch between the engine and transmission in this "i-Force Max" hybrid, which is largely used to produce more power. Toyota claims that the truck will be pushed to a speed of less than 29 km/h, but it also handles starting responsibilities and gives power to various electrical components. The hybrid system will be standard on TRD Pro vehicles, as well as Limited, Platinum, and 1794 trim levels.
even the non-hybrid engine of the new truck is more fuel efficient, according to Toyota, than the old V8. After our first-drive test in October, expect consumption and performance numbers to be disclosed soon before the first non-hybrid trucks arrive in dealerships in late November, with hybrid vehicles arriving in March 2022. Ford's 2021 F-150 Hybrid, on the other hand, has somewhat lower power numbers but still manages to attain 10.5 L/100 km.
Crewmax (full four-door) option with a 6.5-foot box is now available on the Tundra for the first time. Previously, the Crewmax had only a 5.5-foot bed option, but it still has the vehicle's well regarded motorized folding rear window. Some automakers are now including a panoramic sunroof as standard equipment on some vehicles. Models with a double cab had either a 6.5-foot or an 8.1-foot box, with the latter having a smaller back window opening.
Not everyone will be pleased with the Tundra's new composite cargo boxes, which are fashioned from "sheet-moulded compound" and strengthened with aluminum cross elements, just like the Tacoma. However, despite the fact that they might be slick at times, these mattresses are long-lasting and lightweight, with a power outlet built into the back. It's time to put the floor mats down.
All of the aluminum parts on the '22 Tundra's rear box fenders, front doors, and bonnet have been replaced, and the cabs on Limited and above models have hydraulic cab mounts for a more comfortable ride. High-end trim levels feature projector headlight bulbs as well as LED interior lighting as standard. The new design, particularly the front grille, is in keeping with Toyota's truck lingo. The TRD Pro features a factory-installed light bar as well as distinctive running lights. Rear cargo space is accessible via an ATV-friendly tailgate that opens easily with a key fob or a unique switch near the vehicle's driver-side taillight.
However, there is no special step in the bumper or tailgate to access the bed, and the number of tie-down points is still restricted to eight. However, LED bed illumination is triggered by a switch in the cab. The truck's dimensions look to be the same as the current model. Toyota claims to have the final weights and dimensions soon.
With its San Antonio-built cabin and a giant 14-inch touchscreen situated in the center, Toyota's '22 Tundra finally shakes off its archaic exterior. There are multiple camera angles available on the large screen, including within the bed, on the hitch, or along the side, depending on the model. Both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are supported wirelessly.
Toyota's first use of its innovative "Audio Multimedia System" has human-machine interface technology that can connect with the driver through sight, touch, or voice with the help of twin integrated cabin microphones drives the pinch, swipe, and zoom-enabled display. Toyota's virtual assistant will answer questions such, "OK, Toyota, where is the nearest Tim Hortons?" Cloud-based navigation enables over-the-air updates, but it's not obvious if the truck has onboard Wifi. Cloud-based navigation.