Did Toyota Just Reveal 2022 Tundra New Engine and Transmission?
As we all wait for pretty much any new information and specifications concerning 2022 Toyota Tundra, we can look for clues along the way.
A big whopper detail on what to expect might have just been handed to us with the launch of another iconic Toyota model.
2022 Land Cruiser
Toyota announced the newest generation of its legendary Land Cruiser this week. Look for 2022 Land Cruiser to be completely redesigned.
Expect all-new styling, safety systems, an entirely modernized interior, and new technology features.
Plus, look for a brand-new powertrain. Start the 2022 Tundra talk.
Land Cruiser in 2022 will feature a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 for the first time in its truck and SUV lineup. A 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6 diesel engine will be available as well.
This will be matched with a 10-speed automatic transmission.
A 2022 Land Cruiser with the 3.5-liter twin-turbo will give drivers 409 horsepower and 479 lb.-ft. torque to work with. The 3.3-liter diesel should come with 304-305 horsepower and 516 lb.-ft. torque.
Interesting. Quite interesting.
2022 Tundra vs 2022 Land Cruiser
Of course, in the United States both Land Cruiser and Tundra have shared similar paths for many years.
Both are currently powered by a 5.7-liter V8 engine that produces 381 horsepower and 401 lb.-ft. torque.
Land Cruiser offers an 8-speed automatic transmission, while Tundra works off a 6-speed automatic transmission.
What can we take from the 2022 Land Cruiser big reveal?
2022 Toyota Tundra Specs
Toyota may have also given us an inner look at the newest Toyota Tundra engine and transmission "power couple."
It would make sense to see 2022 Tundra revealed with the 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 engine. I would also not be surprised to hear it has similar 409 horsepower and 479 lb.-ft. torque.
If this comes to fruition, Tundra owners can expect an improvement of 28 horsepower and 78 pounds torque versus current 2021 Tundra specs.
This would make for a great base Tundra engine. With the possibility for bigger and stronger still.
Bob Carter, Toyota North America executive vice president of sales, recently told Motor Trend that we can expect at least two powerplants with 2022 Tundra. The optional (potentially larger and more powerful) engine option “will blow you away.”
We love the enthusiasm and the confidence here.
Now we need to see more details!
Time for your Toyota Tundra comments
Did the reveal of 2022 Land Cruiser get you a little bit fired up for more information on 2022 Tundra?
Also, do you think this will be the powertrain combination announced for next-gen Tundra?
A few notes here. I feel there will be some form of electrification with the optional Toyota Tundra engine. It would make sense to see this come out in one form of either Tundra Hybrid, Tundra Prime (gasoline/electric motor combo plus plug-in), or an all-electric version.
This would fall in line with the Toyota proclamation that every model will have some form of electrification by the year 2025.
Sorry Tundra diesel. I just do not feel this falls in line with the Toyota North American philosophy. Probably not going to happen.
What version would you like to see? How much top horsepower and torque do you think is necessary for Toyota to compete for supremacy in the full-size truck market?
Thanks for reading everyone. See you next story when I give details on Toyota next-gen multimedia system. Is it coming to 2022 Tundra?
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