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Toyota Needs To Update Tundra's Interior and Why It May Go Hybrid vs Diesel

Yesterday when Torque News published the story about Toyota Tundra predictions, our readers actively commented and shared their opinions. One opinion argues for larger interior and explains why Toyota will go with a Hybrid Tundra vs diesel.

Torque News reader Kevin sent us a comment under our Tundra predictions story and wrote that truck can never have enough storage as people use it to move things. Here are Kevin's opinions on the future updates Toyota needs to do on Tundra.

Toyota needs to update the interior of the Tundra truck with more modern features, better materials and a better design. When they did the mid model change in 2014 they took away some of the storage bins, like the dual glove compartment and armrest storage.

You can never have enough storage in a truck.

I believe they will up the Tundra engines to utilize the D4S system found in other Toyota trucks as well as the Atkinson mode to save fuel. The V6 Twin Turbo that is found in the new Lexus LS can be returned for light truck duty. I don't think Toyota will go with a Diesel, but offer a Hybrid option.

Diesel regulations are getting too tough and Toyota is the leader in Hybrids.

The exterior styling should follow how the Tacoma looks. The current Tundra needs to have its styling updated and shrink the grill.

Toyota also needs to shorten the time between new models in their truck division. It has been 10 years for the Tacoma. The Seqouia hasn't changed since 2007. The
4Runner is getting old and has been around since 2010.

The Tundra had a slight update in 2014 but is basically the same Truck.

If you would like to share your opinion to this story, please write it in the comments section below. What do you think the near term future holds for Toyota Tundra? What updates Toyota needs to make in order to keep Tundra competitive in the truck market? Will it stay competitive with current MPG? If you liked this article, consider sharing or tweeting it to your followers. Don't miss the 6 types of Tundra owners story.

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Toyota already has a 5L diesel Cummins that’s to be released in the 2018 model year. I am not sure if it will come to United States.
I work for Toyota. We were told no and never. It’s way to small of a market to spend money in
Tundra sport may be coming next. They keep everything a secret. The pubic can find out as fast as I can (Toyota employee). Trust me when I say they don’t make drastic moves or changes. It’s all about money. If it stops making money they make changes.
Diesel is already dead. By the way Toyota has already began diesel scrappage site in Europe.
Toyota is a leader in every market except trucks. The Tundra sucks. The oldest and worst technology in the market. Quit following Ford, and be Toyota. The Tundra needs a 10 speed transmission. Bring back the rear seat from the 2013 crew. Heated steering wheel option, Trailer tow cam, different from rear view camera, that shows from the hitch area. V6 turbo, 2 gas V8's, and a Diesel. You want loyal Tundra owners, stay true to them, Build a Toyota, do not chase Ford or GM