Toyota's new full-size pickup truck has an available 437-hp twin-turbo V-6 hybrid powertrain, a new suspension setup, and a 14.0-inch touchscreen.
Toyota Motor unveiled its new 2022 Tundra pickup on Sunday with a bolder look, upgraded technologies and more power. But what may surprise many truck owners is the additional power will not be from a V-8 engine.
Using twin-turbo V-6 engines has proven successful in pickup trucks. Ford Motor stunned many by introducing such an engine, which it calls EcoBoost, into its best-selling F-150 pickup in 2011. The engine was a surprise hit, with Ford adding other Ecoboost engines to its truck lineup.
Up front is a newly designed double wishbone setup that Toyota said improves straight-line stability and high-speed driving. When it comes to cornering, Toyota said the roll height center has been increased to about six inches from four to reduce body roll. Completing the standard suspension are twin-tube shocks at both ends. Adaptive dampers and rear air suspension (with three height modes) are available on some grades.
Production of the 2022 Tundra is being handled at Toyota's plant in San Antonio, Texas, where the outgoing Tundra was built. Pricing information will be announced closer to the market launch later this year.
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