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Few vehicles are able to tackle the treacherous Twin Cities roads year-round. The Toyota Tundra is most certainly on the exclusive podium of vehicles ready to take on any conditions. Toyota’s flagship pickup truck has just received a major update and it’s definitely worth your attention.
The new generation Tundra features improvements from the chassis up. Stronger materials, a refreshed design, more technology, improved engines, more towing power, it’s all there. The 2022 Toyota Tundra is looking the become the new king of the pickup trucks, and it just might do it.
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With its new generation, the Toyota Tundra truck now boasts a modernized exterior. The third generation of the pickup truck was designed by Toyota’s North American Design Studio, suiting the style choices of most local buyers. Building on the outgoing generation’s bold looks and improving upon them, the design team has dubbed this innovative design as “technical muscle”.
The new Tundra carries a new and very aggressive grille along with a multitude of strong character lines along its sides. Overall, the design is able to able to convey its boldness without being overly intimidating. The chassis underneath has also seen an update with the more widespread use of high-strength steel to increase the rigidity and durability of the new pickup.
The truck bed has also been updated to be both lighter and stronger. It features a new Sheet-Molded Compound (SMC) construction supported by aluminum cross members. The new construction allows it to resist dents, dings, and rust better than a traditional steel bed without compromise.
The 2022 Toyota Tundra will be offered in two four-door options, a Double Cab and a CrewMax. There are also three bed length options, making a Tundra suitable for any job. The Double Cab can be had with a 6.5-foot or an 8.1-foot bed while the CrewMax comes in either a 5.5-foot or 6.5-foot bed
Continuing with the “technical muscle” philosophy, the new Toyota Tundra interior features innovation found throughout. The materials found within the new Tundra are of higher quality with an abundance of new technology and comfort features added. Some of the available interior features include an optional panoramic roof, heated and ventilated front seats, rear sunshade, heated steering wheel, and much more.
As with most new cars, the star of the show is the rejuvenated center display. While the standard is a roomy 8-inch screen, a 14-inch version can be chosen. The 2022 Tundra will actually be the first Toyota to use the all-new Audio Multimedia system designed by Toyota’s Texas-based Connected Technologies team. The team worked hard to make the touchscreen experience in the Tundra comparable to today’s smartphones.
The new infotainment system comes with all the latest features expected with a future-proofed truck. Many functions of the system can be controlled through natural dialogue with the built-in virtual assistant. The cloud-based navigation system is constantly updated with new points of interest, traffic, and road changes. When on a wilderness expedition, the navigation will still work, with or without a working network connection.
Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are now standard in each model. Additionally, Apple Music and Amazon Music are some of the available streaming services supported by the new system. The 2022 Tundra can also act as a Wi-Fi hotspot with support for up to 10 devices.
The new generation of Tundra does away with the now outdated V8. The 2022 model will come with a choice of two engines, a twin-turbo V6, and a twin-turbo V6 hybrid. Both will be paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission.
While there are two fewer cylinders, the new V6 still puts out respectable power. Engineers have looked at and improved every aspect of the new engine to be better than the outgoing ones, and they succeeded. The new V6 Tundra will output 389 horsepower and 479 lb.-ft. of torque.
Most people will associate a hybrid engine with better fuel economy. But for the Tundra, a hybrid means more power. Building on the foundations of the new V6 engine, Toyota has added a powerful electric motor to create the i-FORCE MAX powertrain. The new powertrain develops an outstanding 437 horsepower and 583 lb.-ft. of torque.
The electric motor is involved with every aspect of the Tundra. It does the bulk of the work while driving under 18 mph and even provides additional power during towing situations.
If a truck can’t tow well, then it’s probably not a good truck. Thankfully the new Tundra continues to improve upon its forefathers in this regard. The new maximum towing capacity improves 17.6% over the outgoing model at 12,000 pounds. A similar story is found with the new 1,940-pound payload capacity, an 11% increase.
Being able to tow larger loads is only half the battle. You have to be able to do it in a safe and as stress-free manner as possible. Thankfully, the new Tundra comes with a great deal of towing features. The most basic of which is the Tow/Haul modes. The standard Tow/Haul mode will configure the Tundra to tow lighter loads such as utility trailers. In Tow/Haul+, the Tundra will bring a more aggressive throttle response for larger loads that necessitate it, like an RV.
Utilizing the multitude of cameras found around the Tundra, Toyota put them to good use. One feature of note is the Panoramic View Monitor (PVM). The feature will stitch the images of all cameras to form a top-down view of the truck, giving you better spatial awareness. Other singular camera views also include a trunk bed view to check on your payload as well as a hitch view for easier hookups. Non-camera-based features include the Trailer Back Guidance which aids with trailer maneuvering as well as the Straight Path Assist which will help your truck and trailer to back up in a straight line. The Tundra’s all-new rear air suspension will also be a great help for truck owners. The Tundra can now lower the rear for easier loading, automatically returning to a normal position once the truck gets up to speed.
The 2022 Tundra will be offered in six different trims: SR, SR5, Limited, Platinum, TRD Pro, and 1794. Pricing has not yet been announced, but with the pickup debuting later this year, we should know soon. To stay up to date with any future Tundra news give us a call or stop into our store located in Bloomington, MN. Or fill out the form below to be one of the first people to own the redesigned 2022 Tundra.