2022 Toyota Tundra revealed in first official image, no closer to Australia

Toyota’s biggest pickup made its debut overnight, following a series of photo leaks across the web, but an Australian launch isn’t even closer to materializing.

the Toyota Tundra 2022 was unveiled in the first official image, following a handful of leaked screenshots posted online overnight – though there are still no clear indication as to whether he will come to Australia.

A single official image released by Toyota shows the brand’s new full-size pickup in its entirety – released in response to screenshots from an internal dealership video posted to the site. Tundras forum – with the new Tundra shown in an off-road-focused TRD Pro (short for Toyota Racing Development) appearance.

A large black grille with ‘TOYOTA’ script (which looks like the new Toyota LandCruiser 300 Series GR Sport) and a honeycomb pattern dominate the front, flanked by LED headlights with strong T-shaped light signatures on the front. each top corner, as shown in unofficial renderings.

A trio of LED light strips sits in the grille, along with three amber parking lights along its top edge – a U.S. legal requirement for vehicles over 2,032mm (80 inches) wide, which typically encompasses heavy-duty trucks like the Chevrolet Silverado HD, as well as full-size performance pickups including the Ram 1500 TRX and the Ford F-150 Raptor.

On the side, TRD Pro-specific highlights include black wheel arch flares, trim elements with the TRD badge on either side of the hood and black alloy rims with TRD center caps and all-terrain tires. .

While the official Toyota image doesn’t give a glimpse of the Tundra’s rear, the leaked photos show vertical LED taillights, TRD Pro tailgate embossing, and black accents.

The nature of Toyota’s surprise reveal means that full details of the new Tundra’s engine, chassis, interior, and safety systems have yet to be announced, although it is widely expected that the new pickup will -up will roll on the same TNGA-F body-on-frame architecture as the new LandCruiser 300 Series, with coil spring rear suspension for the first time.

Under the hood, a recent teaser image (bottom) indicates the assembly of the same 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged petrol V6 like the LandCruiser, developing 305kW and 650Nm, and mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission and selectable four-wheel drive system.

The blue lettering on the engine cover (and what appears to be high voltage wiring behind the engine) indicates the introduction of a hybrid version the V6 turbo – the one that would likely power the ubiquitous LandCruiser Hybrid, which is expected to arrive around 2025.

Despite its right-hand drive-compatible platform – and the growing demand for full-size pickup trucks locally – questions remain as to whether Toyota will invest the engineering resources and funding to design a factory-built, full-size version. right (RHD) of the new Toyota Tundra.

If a right-hand hook version of the new ute were given the green light for production, it would likely be a few years from launch, given Toyota’s tendency to prioritize left-hand drive production for its gear-centric vehicles. United States (like the new Toyota Kluger seven -seat SUV), before starting RHD production about two years later.

Expect all the details of the Toyota Tundra 2022 to emerge in the coming weeks.

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