We have heard many unofficial details about the upcoming 2022 Toyota Tundra and other next-generation Toyota trucks. This new unofficial report supports what we heard before – the next generation Toyota Tundra will not use a V8 gas engine for power. It will have turbocharged V6 under the hood.
This unofficial report comes from an insider source in the know via The Drive.
2022 Toyota Tundra
The source tells The Drive that Toyota is planning to end the V8 engine manufacturing. This includes the current 5.7-liter V8 that is in the Tundra, Sequoia, Land Cruiser, and Lexus LX just to name a few. Toyota is reportedly ordering its Huntsville, Alabama V8 engine plant to produce a stock pile of V8 engines, and then begin the switchover to produce 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 engines. The manufacturing change is said to take place over the next 2-3 years.
This falls in line with other previous reports that suggest that the next-generation Toyota Tundra will debut in late 2021. It’s unclear if this schedule will be delayed due to the virus shutdowns around the world.
Previous reports suggest that Toyota will use two versions of the new 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 (aka. GR-series of engines). There will be a standard version, and another version that is mated to an electric hybrid system.
There is something special about the 3.5-liter displacement in a twin-turbo V6. Ford has been using this displacement since approximately 2010-2011 model years. The upcoming 2021 Ford F-150 is also rumored to have a 3.5-liter TT V6 and a 3.5-liter TT V6 electric hybrid.
Of course, Lexus has been using a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 in the Lexus LS. This engine is rated at 416 horsepower. This engine is also paired with a hybrid system in the LS.