The external appearance of the new 2016 Toyota Tundra will arrive to the market completely reworked, thus securing its rank as one of the finest trucks in the class. The size of the vehicle remains unchanged. The front part has received the modern look – the grilles have been redesigned, now being more dominant. As for the lighting, fog lights and headlights have been reshaped and will contribute to an improved appearance. The rear of the car has also been altered – rear lights have been modernized, thus increasing the car’s attractiveness. The hood design has also undergone some changes, bigger air intakes for diesel powerplant have been added in order to improve cooling system. The vehicle rides on steel wheels.
2016 Toyota Tundra Interior
Interior-wise, the redesigned Toyota Tundra 2016 has been technologically enriched, although comfort and safety are the priorities. The vehicle has been well adjusted to different forms of terrain.
The interior engineers paid special attention to materials and the overall vehicle weight. They used lighter materials in order to reduce the vehicle’s weight and furthermore enhance fuel economy. Driving safety is at a high level, so there are several functions concerning the safety – stability control, anti-lock braking system and traction control.
Base model comes with infotainment system with 6.1” display, cruise control, keyless entry, audio system, air conditioning and cloth upholstery. The vehicle’s optional equipment includes moon-roof, better premium audio system, leather upholstery, bigger alloy wheels, chrome details, cooled and heated seats and blind-spot monitoring.
Engine Specs and performance
Although there has not been any official announcements by the manufacturer, according to some speculations, under the hood of the Toyota Tundra 2016 will be the latest Cummins 5-liter turbo V8 diesel engine. The diesel engine has an output of 500 pound-feet of torque and 300 horsepower. This unit will enhance fuel economy significantly, which is the main reason for Toyota opting for a diesel engine. The average fuel consumption should be around 30 mpg. With this powerplant 2016 Toyota Tundra’s towing capacity should be much better than current 10,500 pounds.
Of course, there are also well-known petrol engines that have not changed much. The smallest petrol engine is a 4-liter V6 that will be carried over from the previous generation that will provide up to 240 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque. After it will be a 4.6-liter V8 engine, and a 5.7-liter V8. Power on these two will range from 310 to 381 horsepower and 327 to 401 lb-ft of torque. The strongest gasoline engine is a 5.7 liter supercharged V8, that is going to provide in excess of 550 horsepower and 600 lb-ft of torque. All engines will be mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.
So far, Toyota has officially confirmed two engines for the new Tundra 4.6-liter V8 and 5.7 liter V8, while other still just rumors.
The new Tundra 2016 will be available in several models and trim levels, SR, SR5, Limited, Platinum, 1794 Edition, TRD Pro and TRD Off-Road.
Price and release date
The release date of the 2016 Toyota Tundra model has not yet been presented to the public. However, according to some sources, the release should take place by the end of this year. There is possibility that the Toyota will make some announcement at the next Chicago Auto Show. The price is expected to be about $38,000. The main competitors of this model will be the Ford F-150, Dodge Ram 1500 and Nissan Titan.