The truck world is waiting for Toyota to announce more details and specifics about its third generation full-size Tundra. Yes, that is right – there have been just two generations before this upcoming one.
Toyota Tundra was last redesigned in 2007, although there have been refreshes and updates since then.
2022 Toyota Tundra
Many Toyota fans and truck enthusiasts are playing the guessing game these days about potential 2022 Tundra specs.
We know the powertrain will change and “assume” this will be the last model year for the Tundra and 5.7-liter V8 engine marriage.
More than a few people are counting on some form of a twin-turbo V6 engine. Potentially a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6.
Matching with Toyota and its aggressive initiative to offer every one of its cars, trucks and SUVs with a hybrid or alternative fuel option, Toyota Tundra seems to be following suit.
As a matter of fact, Toyota is shooting for 40% of its total vehicle sales to be hybrid, EV, plug-in hybrid, BEV or hydrogen fuel-cell by the year 2025. This number jumps up to 70% of total sales by 2030.
I recently wrote a Torque News story speculating that 2022 Toyota Tundra could also come equipped as a plug-in hybrid, in addition to a traditional hybrid.
This was, of course, just speculation, since Toyota announced recently that there will be a new plug-in hybrid launched in 2021. I am not so sure I think this vehicle will be the Tundra anymore.
2022 Toyota Tundra release date
All signs point to 2022 next-gen Tundra trucks beginning to reach local dealerships across the country by the end of the year. This means around December time, which of course could spill into January of 2022.
In the past, when Toyota introduced a new hybrid vehicle, that hybrid option is released a few months later than the gasoline-only version.
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With that being said, I would not be surprised to see a 2022 Toyota Tundra Hybrid for retail sale in the spring. It could be March or near that timeline.
Your thoughts on Toyota Tundra
Again, nothing is known. There has not been any confirmation from Toyota to the public yet. No specifics. No release dates.
What do you think about 2022 Tundra? Are you interested in learning about it? Do you think you would be more interested in gasoline-only or a Tundra Hybrid?
What reasons do you have for either pursuing this next generation or for keeping your current one?
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