This is typically the time of year when dealerships prepare to start receiving new model year inventory from manufacturers.
In preparation, dealers also plan on selling off their remaining inventory from the current model year.
It is a fascinating cycle in the car business. Goodbye 2021 and hello 2022.
Toyota Tundra, however, is a little bit unique.
2022 Toyota Tundra
Most people outside of those “in the know” at Toyota have only an estimated time frame when we might start seeing our first all-new 2022 Tundra trucks. But we (including me) really do not know.
I find this peculiar, especially since this is July already.
If you have a marketing or advertising background, you may find Toyota’s next-gen Tundra launch quite interesting.
The 2022 Toyota Tundra will have a brand-new powertrain, most likely a twin-turbo V6. It will produce more horsepower, torque, towing capacity and miles per gallon than ever before. Plus we will see a 2022 Tundra Hybrid for the first time ever.
This is all very exciting, right? Well, Toyota is choosing to reveal tidbits and small pieces of information on Tundra one morsel at a time.
Toyota Tundra fans and owners are practically begging for a big reveal all at once. Sorry fans, but this will not happen for some time longer. Patience comes to those who wait, maybe?
2021 Toyota Tundra inventory
Every year, there seems to be a time window where current inventory has decreased, and new inventory is not quite at dealerships yet. This leaves cupboards sometimes rather bare.
For Toyota Tundra, there may end up being a large window of, frankly, not much at all.
With the ongoing vehicle shortage due to “not enough computer chips” and record consumer demand, most dealerships already have little to no Tundra trucks on their lots.
Most Toyota trucks must be pre-ordered ahead of time.
Here is where the plot thickens even more.
Toyota Tundra low inventory
August should be the last month for dealerships to place their orders for 2021 Tundra trucks. This includes customer special orders.
The all-new 2022 Toyota Tundra is expected to reach dealers by end of year, but as I mentioned earlier, people have no clue when exactly to expect them.
My guess is November to December for retail sale, but I am not in the loop on this one. This is just logical reasoning on my part.
So, I feel we will have a gap of two to three months of seeing little to no Tundra trucks across the country.
Practically nothing. Maybe “nothing” nothing.
Time for your Toyota Tundra comments
If you are a Toyota Tundra fan, are you more interested in a 2021 Tundra or the next-gen 2022 Tundra?
Are you considering buying a new truck, and if so, is Tundra on your list?
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