A recent report says that the all-new 2022 Toyota Tundra will offer two new engine options. This comes to us via a Motor Trend report, based on an interview with Bob Carter – the executive vice president of sales for Toyota North America. As you may know – Toyota had a massive product showcase at their Plano, TX HQ last week. They showed the world many new trucks, but the all-new 2022 Tundra was not one of them. Still, little details and tidbits continue to come out as we wait for the new big Toyota truck to make its world debut.
According to Bob Carter and Motor Trend, the 2022 Tundra will offer “a core powertrain that’s substantially more powerful in terms of horsepower and torque than the current V8.” The current 2021 Tundra offers just one engine. It’s a 5.7-liter gas V8 with 381 horsepower and 401 lb-ft of torque. What is Toyota cooking up for this new base “core” powerplant? We still don’t know officially, but it may be a twin-turn 3.5-liter gas V6. This new engine must be competitive against the Ford F-150 3.5L EcoBoost V6 and many other current V8s from GM, Ram, and Nissan. Our guess this new Tundra engine will produce in the neighborhood of 400 hp and 500 lb-ft of torque. This is unofficial and unconfirmed!
That’s not all!
This report also mentions an optional powertrain that “will blow us away.” What can this be? Is this Toyota’s next Raptor-fighting power plant? Will it rival the Supercharged V8 in the new Ram TRX? Toyota did not specify any details about this. Bob Carter’s remarks include “We have our concept and our own technology that I think you’ll be impressed.” “We’re in it to win it,” he added.
We cannot wait for more official details. As always, you will get all the latest on our TFLtruck Youtube channel, and here at TFLtruck.com.
Here is all the information we have so far from an official Toyota Tundra teaser.
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