The forthcoming 2021 Toyota Tundra will get additional upgrades when it arrives later next year. It is the company’s flagship model and manufacturer will try to bring more innovations. We are still waiting for the official announcement, but most of the changes are already known. Spy photos are available and Toyota basically already confirmed a hybrid powertrain.
Because of that, new architecture is also in the works. The 2021 Tundra will also get numerous visual changes, interior upgrades and even a new suspension. No doubt, it will be an exciting year both for the Tundra and the fans.
It isn’t official yet, but 2021 Toyota Tundra will most likely get a new platform. It is a TNGA architecture that will also underpin Tacoma pickup. This will surely result in numerous changes such as dimensions and losing some weight.
On top of that, new platform will boost the efficiency and overall performance. Still, the main reason for new platform is of course, a hybrid powertrain. The platform can accommodate hybrid output with ease and it will also improve the ride quality.
2021 Toyota Tundra Hybrid
It is the most exciting news about the all-new 2021 Toyota Tundra. Famous truck will finally get its first hybrid version. It is just a rumor at this point but everything indicates that this will happen. Tundra will most likely pair the electric motor with a turbocharged V6 engine. This should improve both the power and the efficiency. Many experts believe that Tundra Hybrid will generate around 450 hp and 500 lb-ft of torque.
Spy Photos Are Showing New Suspension
The latest spy photos confirmed what we’ve been speculating for months. The upcoming 2021 Toyota Tundra will get upgraded suspension. Heavy wrapping surely didn’t help but some changes are more than visible. On the same spy shots, we can see new rear suspension. This will result in different ride height but the results should be impressive. This suspension will help Tundra to improve overall ride quality. On top of that, smoother ride and better handling are what we all expect.
Standard and Optional Engines
Tundra will continue to ride on its 5.7-liter V8. This engine produces up to 381 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque. A 3.5-liter twin-turbo is the latest addition that also powers new Lexus LS500 model. An 8-speed automatic transmission will be offered as standard. However, new 10-speed automatic gearbox will be optional. For 2021, Toyota will look to provide better fuel efficiency. Besides that, there will be no mechanical changes under the hood.
Price and Release Date
New 2021 Toyota Tundra won’t arrive until late 2020. We still wait for Toyota to release official details about the upcoming truck. Surely, numerous upgrades will additionally raise the price. On the other hand, Tundra will now offer better ride, stronger performances and better efficiency. Base model will cost around $34,000. Tundra Hybrid will be priced at $40,000 and range-topping trim levels at over $50,000.