More details on the emergent third-gen Tundra, including coil suspension.
It’s only been 15 years since we last saw a new Toyota Tundra, so to simply say rumors are flying around on this third-generation model is an extreme understatement. Powertrains, suspension, overall design, Toyota’s trying to keep their new half-ton offering under wraps as much as possible. That said, we do have some new confirmation Thursday that this truck does in fact have coil spring rear suspension. The automaker’s been using sweeper-style camouflage to hide that rear end, though intrepid spy photographers were able to finally get an up-close shot of the rear suspension. Here’s what those photos reveal:
We’ve had it on good authority by way of past spy shots that the 2022 Toyota Tundra is sporting a massive overhaul. This is another piece of evidence that shows that indeed seems to be the case. The suspension setup puts the Tundra in league with the Ram 1500, which also uses coils on its rear suspension, while separating it from the Ford F-150, Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra, all of which still run on leaf springs. From the photos above and below, you can get a better look at the multi-link setup Toyota’s apparently going for in this new generation:
Beyond the rear suspension, we also get a peek at some tires Toyota is using, at least on prototypes. This spy truck, for example, is running on Bridgestone Duelers, a moderately aggressive all-season tire. However, the spare appears to be a Falken Wildpeak, and I’m sure beefier all-terrains will make a return for the TRD Pro variant. We don’t get any more conclusive hints on powertrains, as ever, but the favored option is a twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6, perhaps in hybrid form. We don’t have any official information on that yet.
We already knew the 2022 Toyota Tundra sports six-lug hubs, which support a higher payload and towing capacity. In making the switch to coil springs, the new truck should (hopefully) further balance the scales between capability and ride comfort, creating a much more refined truck than the current model that’s been around since 2007.
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Also, take a look at that very unique front chin spoiler!