The truck was released back in 2006 for the first time and has not been changed since then. Being one of the oldest models in its class, it is not really a surprise that it simply doesn’t sell as good as its competitors (just think about Dodge or Ford). In order to put up with the competition, Toyota has been planning all new model for a few years now.
2017 Toyota Tundra Price
The price is not officially announced for now, but naturally some information leaked. Considering its competitors and the rather high-end trim level, it goes from around $38,000 which is surprisingly reasonable price. It is expected for the diesel to come in a price higher than the one with the petrol engine.
The diesel version will be launched right after the official release which is expected to come at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show
Exterior of Toyota Tundra
As mentioned, the design of the 2017 Toyota Tundra diesel will change quite a bit over what the current model looks like, but there is still only guessing of how it is going to look exactly. According to some opinions, Toyota will borrow something from the design of the new Tacoma as well as from the design of their International models.
The vehicle features technologies such as: fully LED lit headlights and taillights, active aerodynamics for the front end as well as a new bed design will all be present on this new generation of the Tundra. Options such as a TRD package that will include larger tires, bead-lock tires and even an upgraded suspension system will be available sometime after the official launch.
Toyota Tundra 2017 Interior
The interior is expected to undergo plenty of changes in the cabin, showing a whole new inside. The plan is not only to be competitive with other carmakers, but also to outclass the current generation of Tundra, which is considered to be one of the best on the market.
Some of the changes might be a completely redesigned dashboard and a new sportier steering wheel. Toyota’s latest technologies such as their new infotainment and audio systems are expected to find a place in new Tundra, as well as the standard GPS tracking system with a remote assistance program.
2017 Toyota Tundra Engine
Both petrol engines are about to be upgraded with direct. Many people suggested that the 2017 Toyota Tundra diesel was going to receive a 4.5 liter V8 from the Land Cruiser. Instead, Toyota decided to work with Cummins and Nissan, so they went ahead and released an all-new 5 liters turbocharged diesel V8 manufactured by Cummins.
This engine is able to make up to 310 horsepower and over 555 lb-ft of torque while using just as much or even less fuel than a V6 petrol engine, all that, plus offering much better towing capabilities than a V8 petrol engine. This engine will then be mated to a specifically developed Allison transmission with 6 speeds which will be offered as standard on all diesel versions of the truck.