The 2022 Toyota Tundra is almost here — and now it’s official.
It’s been a frustrating, years-long wait for the 2022 Toyota Tundra to arrive. Up until this point, all we’ve been able to do is make educated guesses about pretty much every aspect of the new truck, aided by heaps of spy photos. That all changed Tuesday, as the automaker released this teaser image. They’re still playing coy, sure, but at least this is a signal the truck’s arrival is imminent. In fact, we may well see the 2022 Toyota Tundra make its debut in the coming weeks.
So, what is there to see here? Not much, granted, but the lights do help make out the truck’s silhouette. As it happens, the 2022 Toyota Tundra sports a dramatically different front end to its predecessor — one that appears quite a bit more aggressive than what we’ve grown used to over the past 14 years. The bulges on the hood and fenders as well as the marker lights in the fenders and the grille suggests a bold departure over the aging design, though we don’t know with certainty that this new Tundra is packing under the hood.
The vast majority of rumors up to this point show the truck will ditch the aging 5.7-liter 3UR-FE V8 for a downsized V6, possibly with a couple turbochargers installed for extra grunt. Some patent images illustrated a new V8 design, though Toyota took multiple opportunities in those documents to point out a modular sort of powerplant that could scale down to six cylinders. Given the way the industry’s going, downsizing to make power while increasing fuel efficiency is a sensible route — though it’s noteworthy that would leave Toyota as the only half-ton truck manufacturer without a V8 in the lineup.
Again, we should have more concrete information soon. Now, at least, the automaker officially clued us all in that the wait is almost — almost — over.