Why Toyota Has Not Released 2022 Tundra Details Yet
If you are reading this article, the odds are pretty strong that you may have interest in learning more about Toyota Tundra. Specifically, more about the next generation 2022 Toyota Tundra.
You want to know more. Other car and truck reviewers want to know more. And I definitely want to know more.
Yes, 2022 Tundra certainly is a hot topic these days.
2022 Toyota Tundra News
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I have written multiple stories for Torque News detailing what I think 2022 Tundra will be like. Although much of it has been speculation, most of what I have written will prove to be absolutely true.
We will see a twin-turbo V6 engine. My guess is a 3.5-liter, but it could be 3.7-liter. We will see a new Tundra CrewMax cab configuration with a longer bed than 5.5 feet. We will also see a Tundra Hybrid.
Look for “new-to-Tundra” coil spring rear suspension. This should provide more vehicle flexibility and the ability to absorb more impact on and off the road. Ride comfort for both driver and passengers will be a key benefit here.
And, of course, look for significant improvements to Toyota Tundra current power ratings of 381 horsepower and 401 lb.-ft. torque.
I will also take “more towing capacity and payload” for $10,200 please (10,200 is Tundra maximum tow capacity right now). See what I did there?
Why No 2022 Tundra news
Truthfully, I fully expected news on 2022 Toyota Tundra to be released around the time when so much breaking news has come in the past from Toyota. Around February and at the Chicago Auto Show.
This did not happen. I would expect this may have been due to the pandemic and Chicago delaying their show this year.
So how come no news yet? I mean, it IS May already.
Well, Toyota is famous for only releasing information when it is good and ready. You typically do not see many teasers or short video promos before Toyota is ready to release all information at once.
This news may can come in the form of a press release on their website. It may come as part of a livestream broadcast for the world to see at the same time.
The other reason for delayed 2022 Tundra news is that Toyota is what I would consider to be a secretive company. It likes to hold information back purposely. This could serve as a competitive edge versus other vehicles in each respective market segment.
Also, Toyota may be holding their cards close until all specifications are locked in. Toyota is currently still testing camouflaged 2022 Toyota Tundra trucks out west. Toyota may literally not be ready or able to reveal quite yet.
I have one other theory as well. But I sure hope this is not a factor. The worldwide automotive vehicle shortage is severely impacting not only Toyota dealerships across the country, but pretty much all other manufacturers as well.
Drive by your local dealers and see just how empty their lots are.
Please Toyota. We do not want to see a 2022 Tundra delay. December cannot get here soon enough already.
People comment on 2022 Toyota Tundra
Ryan commented. “…I will say this, if it (2022 Tundra) is anywhere close to the scale of change the Sienna just went through it will be a fantastic update. I also agree with others on this board, what good are all the innovative features if they (competitor trucks to Tundra) continue to have issues and constantly need fixed? I'll take the reliability any day over a fancy added gadget. The biggest issue here is how long they've trotted out the same truck and expect sales to continue at a steady level. Hopefully, we fix that, and the new Tundra finds a way to get the MPG without sacrificing the power people expect in a full-size truck. Cheers!”
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Kevin added in his insight. “Automotive press says the 2022 Tundra will be revealed around June. According to that engineer who is a consultant for Toyota, the specs and teasers will not be released like other companies do because Toyota is more secretive and doesn't typically release teaser specs or pics. There is a rendering from that engineer of what he thinks the next Tundra will look like based on camouflage pictures that are out there.”
Double Dutch added. “I work in sales for a Toyota dealer in Canada and to a degree I agree on the press release procedures, however it is not due to lack of the truck itself but more due to Toyota holding their cards close on this one. I've been told through the grapevine that the hybrid (Tundra Hybrid) will be pushing over 500 foot-pounds of torque. I have also been told that the fuel will be 30+ mpg. Although I have to see it to believe it.”
Time for your thoughts on Toyota Tundra
Thanks for reading everyone.
I do not know when Toyota will reveal information on 2022 Tundra. I have heard conflicting rumors that Toyota will release its first details in June, but also in September.
This confuses me. I guess I will patiently wait like everyone else.
Do you have any thoughts on Toyota Tundra and what might be coming for 2022 model year? Have you heard any rumors you would like me to research for you?
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