There has been a lot of talk about the 2021 Toyota Tundra release date these days and things finally became clear. As you already know, the next generation of the full-size pickup truck is under development. Initially, it was expected that the new model will hit the market by the end of this year, as the 2021 model year. However, the overhaul has been delayed and the latest reports suggest that the new model won’t come before the second half of next year.
That clearly indicates that the next-year model will be a typical carry-over. This will be the last production year of the current year, so there is no reason for any earlier 2021 Toyota Tundra release date than usual. We expect to see it sometime late in the year.
2021 Toyota Tundra Release Date and What to Expect?
If we consider that the next-year version is about to be a typical carryover model, it seems obvious that the 2021 Toyota Tundra release date will be scheduled for the last quarter of 2020, probably for December. Of course, the main reason is the fact that there are no bigger changes to come. The next-year model will carry on with well-known design characteristics, which haven’t significantly changed for more than a decade.
This means you may count on a well-known design, which may feature some outdated solutions, but still delivers pretty strong performances and capabilities. Most importantly, this pickup truck offers unparalleled reliability and durability.
Of course, the 2021 Toyota Tundra will come with familiar specs as well. The core of this truck is a well-known 5.7-liter V8, which delivers plenty of power but it is also quite thirsty. It comes in pair with a six-speed automatic gearbox and delivers a max output of 381 horsepower and 401 pound-feet of torque.
The current model comes in six trim levels and two cab design, so we may expect the same in the next year.
What to Expect from the next-generation Tundra?
Although many reports were suggesting the 2021 Toyota Tundra release date for the next-generation model, that won’t happen. It looks like we will have to wait for another year to see all the amazing novelties that are coming.
At this point, the most interesting thing about the new model is a hybrid powertrain. The new model will be significantly more efficient compared to the current version, thanks to a new hybrid powertrain. The new system will be based on a twin-turbo V6 engine and come with a couple of electric motors. Most reports suggest a max output of 450 horsepower and 500 pound-feet of torque, roughly. Besides plenty of power, we also count on high mpg ratings.
Other than a new hybrid powertrain, the new model is about to get a completely new platform, which has been codenamed F1. It will bring various improvements, starting from improved performances and ride quality, weight reduction, higher comfort etc. Speaking of comfort, one of the most interesting novelties will be a new rear suspension setup. Tundra will finally drop leaf springs and the new setup is expected to feature some air components.
Naturally, we also count on completely new styling. Still, we don’t count on any radical changes. The new model should come with classical design solutions, while some rendering photos already appeared on the network.