If we car relies on latest rumors, it looks that the 2021 Toyota Tundra will finally come redesigned. The oldest truck in the full-size segment still makes some quite respectable sales numbers, but it definitely needs some fresh blood. People have been eagerly waiting for the new generation for years, as the current one rides since 2007.
Of course, there were some updates meanwhile, but even the mid-cycle refresh was five years ago. Therefore, it’s not hard to make a conclusion that the 2021 Toyota Tundra redesign is about to bring numerous changes. Still, keep in mind that the new model is still far away from the final stage of development. So, the following paragraphs will be nothing more than a product of speculations. We won’t go into anything specific, but rather speculate about some general things. In any case, expect to see the new model sometime in about two years.
2021 Toyota Tundra Redesign
This generation rides for almost 12 years, which is way too long, even for pickup trucks. Therefore, we count on a completely new platform. The company just finishes the renewing process of most popular passenger vehicles, such as RAV4, Corolla, and Camry, and we are now waiting to see novelties in truck and SUV department.
Of course, the 2021 Toyota Tundra will continue with a traditional body-on-frame layout. Still, we count on a completely new architecture, which will be used in next-generation Land Cruiser and Sequoia as well. Compared to the current model, we expect significant weight savings and improved overall efficiency. Of course, better handling and overall driving experience are also expected, though we have to say the current model rides pretty well, despite the age.
2021 Toyota Tundra Styling
Of course, we count on a completely new styling as well. The current model may be old, but it still looks quite good. That’s mainly because of a facelift, which happened five years ago. Still, we have no doubt that this redesign will bring a lot of novelties in terms of aesthetics. Unfortunately, we will have to wait for some more time to get some spy shots, as the new model is still in an early stage of development.
Some reports also suggest a possibility to see 2021 Toyota Tundra concept version first, presented on some of the major car shows. In any case, we expect to see a little bit more angular approach, which is pretty much the industry standard these days. Also, we are pretty sure that Toyota is going to bring back a single cab body style in the offer, as the current version comes in Double Cab and CrewMax versions only.
2021 Toyota Tundra Interior
This is the area where the current model shows its aged design mostly. The dashboard layout looks pretty outdated for today’s standards, not just in terms of the styling, but in terms of the materials quality as well. New generations of Chevy Silverado and especially Ram 1500 are characterized by pretty upscale interiors, full of soft-touch materials and latest gadgetry. On the other side, the current Tundra predominately relies on hard, but extremely durable plastics. This will have to changes if Toyota wants to keep this truck competitive.
Besides the new dashboard design, we expect to see a whole palette of the latest tech goodies in the offer. Also, we expect that the new Toyota Tundra 2021 will continue with its huge cabins in the offer, characterized by plenty of space in both rows of seats. As we already mentioned, a single cab layout should be in the offer as well.
2021 Toyota Tundra Engines
The engine is probably one of the biggest issues of the current generation. It uses a well-known 5.7-liter V8 engine, which is extremely durable and reliable, which offers plenty of power. However, it also features some pretty outdated technology solutions, so mpg ratings are the lowest in class. According to the latest reports, the new 2021 Toyota Tundra will probably keep this engine, but with significant modifications in order to get the best possible fuel economy.
Also, we count on some smaller and more efficient option in the offer, as well as on a diesel option. The 2021 Toyota Tundra diesel will probably come with a familiar 5.0-liter V8 from Cummins. This one is good for about 310 horsepower and 555 pound-feet of torque. This engine should ensure a significantly better fuel economy, but
2021 Toyota Tundra Release Date and Price
The 2021 Toyota Tundra is still far away from production. Still, the latest reports suggest that the new model will hit the market in about two years. When it comes to the price, it will be lower compared to the current model, mainly because of the fact that a single cab version will be in the offer once again. Base models should go around 30.000 dollars.