The next-generation Tundra is definitely one of the most anticipated models for the next year, at least when it comes to this Japanese manufacturer. However, the latest 2021 Toyota Tundra news suggests that the overhaul will be delayed for a year. This means we will have to wain for a little bit more to see a completely new Tundra. Meanwhile, the 2021 model year is expected to carry on in the same way, with a familiar design and overall characteristics.
Those would be the latest 2021 Toyota Tundra news. Still, keep in mind that despite these reports about the delay, new details about the next-generation model are constantly arriving. We already know that a hybrid powertrain is a certain thing, while other reports suggest all other kinds of upgrades and improvements. So, we will go through some news, one by one, and see how likely they seem.
2021 Toyota Tundra News – Delay
This is the most recent 2021 Toyota Tundra news we’ve heard. Reports are coming from various sources so it actually looks very likely to see the new model with a little bit of delay. At this point, the company is still quiet on this matter, but unofficial reports are calling on all kinds of reliable sources and claim delay. In any case, we are pretty sure that these reports don’t bother Tundra fans too much. All these enthusiasts are excited to see that changes are coming and one year less or more doesn’t mean anything. After all, the current model has already been on the market for way too long. Still, the fact that it has been introduced way back in 2007 doesn’t affect its popularity too much.
2021 Toyota Tundra News – Hybrid
Updates about the new hybrid powertrain are highly anticipated these days, but we haven’t heard too many of them in the recent period. We are still relying on the 2021 Toyota Tundra news from the last year and reports that suggest a familiar hybrid system with significant upgrades. These reports suggest a familiar system that already powers Lexus LS 500h and a few more models. However, the same reports suggest a significant power boost in the case of the new Tundra. It looks like the new truck will be quite powerful and capable, as it is expected that the max output will go around 450-500 horsepower. With such numbers, we may expect pretty strong towing ratings, which isn’t the strongest point of the current model, which can tow only 10.200 pounds.
No Diesel Engine In New Tundra
In the past, many reports were suggesting an oil-burner for the new Tundra. However, the latest 2021 Toyota Tundra news suggests that it won’t happen. There are several obvious reasons why we shouldn’t expect such a thing from the new model. First of all, the Japanese manufacturer doesn’t actually have a diesel engine that would be an appropriate choice for such a large truck. Moreover, the company is rather focusing on hybrid powertrains, so there is really no need for a diesel truck when an electrified version is on the way. Finally, the Nissan Titan XD clearly showed that demand for diesel-powered half-ton pickups isn’t as big as it may seem.
2021 Toyota Tundra New – Fully Boxed Frame
These are also reports we are getting about the new 2021 Toyota Tundra. Still, the thing is that a fully boxed frame pretty much nothing more than a myth. After all, most HD trucks including class-leading Ram 3500 feature C frame, so we don’t expect changes in this aspect. On the other side, we do expect to see some chassis reinforcement which would, along with more power, provide higher towing ratings.
On the other side, the new rear suspension is a certain thing. Even the testing model hides its rear axle, which clearly indicates big changes in this aspect. Most likely, the new Tundra will keep solid axle, but leaf springs will definitely be replaced. The latest 2021 Toyota Tundra news suggests some air components.
Of course, this redesign is also about to bring completely new styling. So far, we’ve been getting reports that suggest the new model won’t feature radical changes when it comes to aesthetics. The test mule still wears a camouflage, so it’s hard to talk about details. Moreover, it looks like the testing model still uses some of the sheet metal from the current generation. On the other side, new rendering photos appeared and show a front face that looks a lot like the RAV4 crossover. The new 2021 Toyota Tundra actually looks pretty good on these pictures.
Naturally, this redesign should bring significant improvements on the inside as well. We count on modern aesthetics, significantly improved materials quality and loads of new technologies. Of course, this includes a new infotainment system, as well as all other kinds of tech goodies.