Here is another 2022 Toyota Tundra prototype that was recently spied in the wild. Thanks to, TFLtruck viewer, Kevin Pleasance for sending us these images. This is a prototype of the next-generation truck that is still wearing an old cab and several other older components.
It’s a clear look at the profile of the truck and it appears that the next Tundra will share a very similar wheelbase and cab/interior dimensions with the current truck. This is not a bad thing as the current Tundra has a very roomy crew cab with lots of legroom and headroom. This prototype is also an indication that the next 2022 Tundra crew cab will carry on with a 5.5-ft short bed. We don’t know what other body/bed configurations Toyota is planning, but the new truck must be competitive and offer a variety of configurations and trim levels.
The 6-lug hubs are once again clearly visible. This points the way to higher payload and towing ratings for the upcoming Tundra. The new 2021 Ford F-150 has the current half-ton segment lead with a high 3,325 lbs of maximum payload and 14,000 lbs of maximum towing. The Tundra will have to bring at least 2,200 lbs of max. payload and 12,000 lbs of max. towing to be competitive with the rest of the field (Ford, GM, Nissan, and Ram).
This prototype also has what appears to be the tailgate from the current truck. This suggests that the bed dimensions may stay the same, at least at the tailgate opening.
This is still unofficial, but we expect the new 2022 Tundra to make it’s official world debut around February 2021 and go on sale about a year from now at the end of 2021.