2021 Toyota Tundra Changes – Toyota Tundra is one of the oldest full size trucks for sale today. Whereas manufacturers such as Ford, RAM and Chevrolet have each updated their own trucks recently, Toyota has not had a brand new tundra since 2001. But that is all about to change; Spy photos prove a new tundra is on the horizon, and new rumors indicate that it could have a modern motor underhood.
2021 Toyota Tundra Changes
Suggesting the new Tundra will have a twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter hybrid V6 borrowed from the Lexus LS 500h. Its output should be in the neighborhood 450 horsepower (335 kilowatts) and 500 pound-feet (677 Newton-meters) of torque, and gas mileage could be about 30 miles per gallon, or better. In Lexus, the same setup produces 354 HP (263 kW) and returns 33 MPG.
Of course, we take this report with a little salt. Toyota has not confirmed any Powertrain Control details. So far, we know that the new Tundra will have more modern signals such as a 10-speed automatic and possibly even an air suspension when it arrives. So, a hybrid engine is not out of the realm of opportunity.
In terms of styling, Toyota has not completed the new tundra look, according to the same report. Based on the current Toyota lineup, we expect a radical exterior with a modest, easy-to-use interior and lots of new Tech.
Interested parties can expect the new Toyota Tundra by the end of the year. It won’t go on sale until next year, though, and as a 2021 model. We are eager to see what Toyota is cooking up for the tundra given the stiff competition.
The prototypes have different grids, wheels and exterior mirrors. The truck appears to be using the current crew cabs and mirrors. The front and back are covered to hide style and functional changes.
The wheels show 6-lug hubs (instead 5-lugs on the current tundra). The white grille truck is wearing a large diameter black wheel (maybe 22-inch wheel) with low profile tires. Is this the next TRD sport truck or other new model?
A large exhaust pipe comes out in the back of the driver’s side. The rear suspension is still gently obscured. There is no obvious fuel filling door on the driver’s side. A closer look at the prototype also shows no radio antennae poking up the a-pillar on the passenger side.
Two of the trucks are sporting towing mirrors and hitches. These trucks were not seen with trailers this time, but we have other pictures of these trucks towing from Arizona.
Undercooling the helmet, the new tundra is rumored to have a Twin-Turbo gas V6 and / or a gas-electric hybrid. We will have to wait and see how this develops further.