The current Tundra has been on the market for quite a bit of time and its basic design did not change all that much since the early 2000s. Despite all that, the truck is one of the more refined on the market but it is lacking in terms of fuel consumption or actual towing capacity. In order to improve it, a new model is expected to be released with the 2017 Toyota Tundra which is going to feature a few more things than just a mild facelift. This new truck is expected to be based on a new chassis which it will share with other future trucks and SUVs such as the Lexus LX or even an upcoming large truck for the European market.
2017 Toyota Tundra Release Date and Price
On top of that, the 2017 Toyota Tundra will feature new or improved engines, a new design which will be more in line with that of the new Tacoma as well as it will get new prices. The base model will keep its under $30,000 tag but all the others are expected to get a slightly higher price due to the upgrades Toyota is expected to do on the new Tundra.
Unlike the current model, the new model 2017 Toyota Tundra should receive a couple more cab options as well as more choices for the bed’s length. This should allow the customer to get the perfect truck for the job at hand. The design will be a bit more muscular and aggressive and it should even be offered in a higher performance TRD model which this time around may boast a new engine.
2017 Toyota Tundra Interior
The interior will be just as good as before and while the design will certainly change, the new Tundra will continue to offer a class-leading cabin in terms of quality and space and better than average equipment levels. The TRD model will likely feature sport seats and steering wheel as well as unique color schemes.
2017 Toyota Tundra Engine
Engine wise, the 2017 Toyota Tundra will feature the same two engines as the ongoing model with no major changes to them. However, two new engines are going to be made available at launch, both of them being 5 liters in displacement. There will be a V8 petrol version which is expected to be featured on the TRD model. This would develop more power than the 5.7 liter unit at an estimated of 440 horsepower, but less torque with around 380 lb-ft of it available. The other V8 will be a diesel which has first debuted on the Nissan Titan. This would be able to provide 300 horsepower and 555 lb-ft of torque while offering better fuel consumption than any of the three petrol engines.