Here’s a bit more of what’s coming to the 2022 Toyota Tundra.
Well, here we are again folks — another week, another slow drip, drip, drip of information on Toyota’s hotly anticipated next-gen Tundra. Thanks to past teasers, we now know what the truck’s front end looks like, at least in TRD Pro guise. We’ve also gotten slight glimpses of its interior, and that’s what we have here again with Tuesday’s latest teaser photos. This time though, there’s actually a bit of video that accompanies the sole teaser image, which you can check out below.
On the whole, the 2022 Toyota Tundra aims to bring a host of what are now industry-standard features available to truck buyers shopping in the segment. Again focusing on the TRD Pro, Toyota hones in on the special red leather seats with bespoke embroidery, but there’s quite a bit more updated tech beside the aesthetic changes. On the center console next to a toggle switch for the four-wheel drive system, Toyota adds in a rotary dial surrounded by four buttons. These buttons centralize the Multi-Terrain Select (MTS), Downhill Assist Control and Crawl Control and Tow/Haul systems, keeping them all somewhere within easy reach, and seemingly adjustable through the dial depending on which button you select at any given moment.
The most welcome feature — drive modes and a digital (at least partially) gauge cluster
At the top left, though, this 2022 Toyota Tundra shows off a “Drive Mode” switch — something we haven’t yet seen on the outgoing truck. With many trucks now the jack of all trades vehicles in so many households, though, it’s a nice feature that is available in most of the Tundra’s rivals. The automaker doesn’t actually show off what drive modes you get. However, I’d hazard a guess at your standard Eco, Normal/Comfort and Sport modes, as well as a Rock, Sand or ‘Trail’ setting specific to the TRD Pro.
We can only see it for a moment, but it looks like the Tundra TRD Pro also gets a partially-digital instrument cluster. It’s tough to tell whether the tachometer/speedometer remain analog — including in spy photos. Toyota went with an analog-digital mix for the 300 Series Land Cruiser, so I’d expect the same thing here, though even a larger multi-information display within the gauge cluster is a useful refinement to the new truck.
Beyond a vastly updated infotainment screen, panoramic sunroof and a return of the full-width sliding rear window, one more feature Toyota shows in this snippet is Qi wireless charging. Again, another feature you can’t really omit in a modern design (especially considering the competition), but it’s a welcome change. That said, it looks like Toyota positioned it to the right side of the gear selector and ahead of the cupholders. Great for passengers who want to charge their phones, but it looks like that may be a bit awkward for the driver — not that you should be reaching for your phone on the charging pad when you’re driving, anyway.
Check out everything Toyota cared to show in this teaser below, and stay tuned for more updates coming soon.