A new generation of the Toyota Tundra is coming soon.
Toyota released a teaser picture of the redesigned Tundra in May, confirming an arrival for the 2022 model year, and on Tuesday the automaker said the full-size pickup will feature a next-generation iForce powertrain called the iForce Max.
The iForce branding was first used on a 4.7-liter V-8 in early tundras. The displacement of the V-8 in the current Tundra is 5.7 liters, although the basic design has not changed significantly over the years. This makes it not only one of the most reliable V-8 engines ever built, but also one of the most reliable internal combustion engines of all types used in a production vehicle. The downside is that its efficiency and 381 horsepower peak power are a little overwhelming when compared to some of the newer competition.
It’s not clear what the new iForce Max powertrain will be, but we’ve heard that a twin-turbo V-6 is being offered in the new Tundra, possibly as a replacement for the current V-8. A hybrid option is also likely at some point. Toyota is committed to adding some form of electrification to every vehicle sold in the US. Remember that electrification can be as simple as a mild hybrid system. We definitely don’t expect the Tundra’s hybrid option to be a plug-in hybrid setup.
2022 Toyota Tundra’s new iForce Max powertrain
Not much is known about the rest of the mechanics either, but we’ve heard that the redesigned Tundra will introduce a new modular platform that will eventually underpin future versions of the Hilux and Tacoma, as well as the 4Runner and Sequoia SUVs.
The image teasing the exterior of the truck suggests a tougher design for the new generation, with some elements likely to be influenced by the recent update to the Hilux mid-size pickup sold overseas. The tundra is also expected to increase in size. These marker lights that you see on the grille and flanks are required for wider trucks in the US.
With the larger size you can rest assured that there are larger cabin options and possibly larger bed options as well. The trailer load should also be equal to or greater than the current truck’s maximum power rating of 10,200 pounds.