2016 Toyota Tundra diesel, release, specs, price – The Tundra is currently one of the oldest medium size trucks in the US and despite the fact the model has been refreshed last year, it still is an old design which is not really that great at competing with the all new F-150 or the Silverado. There are rumors that new trucks are going to find their way on the US market with the 2016 Tundra. This is expected to be an all new truck which would use an improved platform of the older model as well as a lot of new technologies which are meant to make it better than its competitors. Firstly, it seems that the new Toyota Tundra 2016 could be released as early as the end of 2016 while the production model will likely follow shortly after.
2016 Toyota Tundra price
The 2016 Tundra price is also expected to go down to around $27,000 in order to be able to compete with the base model of the F-150. On top of that, the truck will get more efficient as well as more powerful engines which are expected to make the Tundra a class leader.
While many said that the aluminum bodywork of the F-150 is going to be copied by other manufacturers, it seems that the 2016 Toyota Tundra is going to be made out of steel while its chassis will include some aluminum as well as high strength steel in order to drop its weight by at least 100 pounds.
New Toyota Tundra 2016 specs
Engine wise, the old 4.0 liter V6, 4.6 liter V8 and 5.7 liter V8 engines are finally going to be discontinued and replaced with all new powertrains. While Toyota hasn’t said anything about it, rumors say that the base engine of the new Toyota Tundra 2016 is going to be an all new 3.5 liter V6 with more than 270 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque which is going to be very similar to that of the new Tacoma. Further up the range we could see a turbocharged version of this engine which could provide with ease more than 400 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque, more than the previous top of the range model. A diesel has also been said to appear on this model but at this point the details are scarce. Many say that it will be a 4.5 liter V8, similar to the one of the Land Cruiser. This could provide more than 300 horsepower and 500 lb-ft of torque and it could have the potential to become the best engine in its class. All of these will be offered with a new 6 speed automatic which will send the power either to the rear wheels or to an all wheel drive system.
2016 Toyota Tundra changes
Exterior of the 2016 Toyota Tundra will not remain unchanged and considering this is going to be an all-new model, it will very likely set the new trend for the upcoming Toyota trucks and body on frame SUVs. The front end is quite possibly going to borrow some design elements from the Tacoma as well as the older model but we should see a new design for its grille, new headlights and tail lights as well as a tougher look in general.
Interior of the new Toyota Tundra 2016 will also get revised so it will include all the newest technologies Toyota has. The base model will come equipped with a bigger than average LCD screen for the infotainment system while the premium models of the truck are going to get as standard leather upholstery, satellite navigation, cruise control and all the usual equipment of a luxurious sedan. The best part is that the new Toyota Tundra 2016 will actually get a bigger cabin so there will be room for up to five people in perfect comfort.