The Tundra has been around for nearly a decade now but it remains one of the most reliable and rugged trucks out there. However, its age is starting to show and it can no longer be competitive due to its shortcomings. In order to change that and get back with the top trucks on the market, an all-new version is expected to be released for the 2017 model year. This will most likely be showcased at the end of 2017 and it should hit the market shortly after that. With it, the 2017 Toyota Tundra diesel should also be revealed.
2017 TOYOTA TUNDRA REVIEW
The all new truck is expected to be an entirely new model which will have little to nothing in common with the ongoing generation. The truck is expected to make use of a new chassis, body, and engines. Also, as you can notice, for the first time ever in a Tundra, a diesel engine is expected to be added to the range. This should give Toyota the boost they need in order to become a true competitor in the North American truck market. So far not much has been said about this future truck and it seems that Toyota wants to keep it all a secret until release. Why? Well, Toyota might surprise us in the near future with the new version. In fact, even though so far not a single test mule has been caught testing, it seems that the development is well under way.
Being a new model, the upcoming 2017 Toyota Tundra diesel will benefit from all the upgrades of an entirely new truck. For starters, this model will be the first to feature an entirely new chassis in some time. This new chassis will now use a lot more high strength steel while some also added that aluminum could also be in the mix. The running gear of the Tundra will also be new and the axles, brakes and most of the suspension components should be beefed up. This will improve its towing capabilities as well as it should make it more durable in time.
One of the strongest selling points of the current model was its cabin. Unlike many of its competitors, the Tundra offered a really nicely equipped cabin with great materials. Well, it seems that the future model will follow in its footsteps closely. The space inside the cabin will definitely be improved but the actual exterior dimensions won’t increase. Also, this time around the design on the upcoming Tundra is expected to share a few cues with what can be found in the Land Cruiser which would really elevate the way the passengers will feel inside the cabin.
2017 TOYOTA TUNDRA ENGINE
As the name suggests, the upcoming 2017 Toyota Tundra diesel will benefit from an entirely new diesel powertrain. At this point, nothing has been confirmed but there are some strong rumors out there. It seems that instead of going for a Cummins engine, Toyota might turn to Hino. This is Toyota’s truck division which specializes in diesel engines. The Tundra may get to use a large 4 to 5 liters in-line 6 diesel with one, two or even three turbochargers, this Hino-provided engine could be good for close to 400 horsepower and well over 700 lb-ft of torque.
This should give Toyota the boost they need in order to become one of the top three truck manufacturers on the US market. This engine would also allow them to keep the number of US-made parts used on the truck at an all time high. In fact, the upcoming Tundra is expected to have more than 80% of its parts made in the US which will make many people proud of buying one.
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