2022 Toyota Tundra Date – The launch of a new half-ton pickup can be a cause for joy in our house, particularly when the truck being discussed replaces a vehicle that has been in production with only minor adjustments for the better part of 15 years. If that same truck comes with the option of fresh engines, our enthusiasm levels really go into the top gear.
2022 Toyota Tundra Date
What’s New for 2022?
Toyota provides the Tundra a needed, total revamp after the previous generation was mostly unchanged from its first appearance in 2007. Even though it was updated in 2014 the Tundra struggled to take sales from rivals in the half-ton segment such as , for instance, the Ford F-150, the Ram 1500 as well as The Chevy Silverado 1500 in addition to the GMC Sierra 1500. The new Tundra will not beat any of these competitors however, its numerous improvements will make it far more competitive and appealing when it arrives at dealerships in the winter.
The Tundra was available only with the naturally-aspirated V-8 engine. The new model year, the Tundra has a V-6 engine, and it’s more powerful than the old engine however it’s got two less the cylinders. A 10-speed automated transmission replaces the previous six-speed on all models.
A basic 3.5-litre twin-turbo V-6 produces 389 horsepower and 479 Lb-ft of torque (compare that to the 2021 Tundra’s 381-hp, 401 pounds of torque V-8). Customers who require more power can connect the V-6 engine using an electric motor. With this option of a hybrid setup, output jumps up to 437 hp and 583 pounds of torque. These hybrid systems feature serious technological advancements.
The Tundra is a departure from the previous models’ selection of a normally engineered V6 or V8 to make way for the use with two twin turbine 3.5L V6s, one which is electrically enhanced with the hybrid system. The base V6 produces 389 horsepower along with 479 pounds of torque. Both are improvements from the 5.7L V8 engine that drove the 2021 Tundra. It produced 381 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque. The addition of a hybrid’s electric motor increases the 2022 Tundra’s power up to 583 horsepower, 437 horsepower. pounds-feet of torque. An automatic transmission with 10 speeds is normal. It replaces the six-speed manual used in the ’21 model.
Truck makers like to thump their chests by presenting the highest payload and towing figures even in this half-ton segment. This is the reason Toyota is all-too-excited to reveal that its new Tundra can pull 12,000 pounds using the hybrid V6 as well as appropriate towing equipment. It’s nearly 20 per cent more than the original Tundra in fact. Figures for those with a smaller engine aren’t yet available.
Like payload, a half-ton truck’s engine and body configuration have a significant impact on the towing capacity. That’s why we’ll select the largest hybrid powertrain four-door available at Ford and Ram for comparison with Toyota’s own iForce MAX. With this in mind, aim for a maximum of 12,700 pounds; in Ford or 11,560 pounds for Ram.