The new full-size pickup truck, 2022 Toyota Tundra Hybrid, will bring more improvements than we thought. Given Toyota’s hybrid history, the brand will introduce a new system on the latest Tundra. From the latest news, the upcoming pickup will deploy a potent gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain.
Generally, this is an excellent move from Toyota, releasing a hybrid model in a time when the electrification segment is just warming up to. Thanks to that, Toyota will adequately compete with other models in the same segment, like the Ford F-150 hybrid and Jeep Gladiator 4xe. Besides hybrid powertrain, the new Toyota Tundra pickup will gain a new styling and a more modern cabin.
2022 Toyota Tundra Hybrid Features
Considering a long-standing Toyota reputation for long-term hybrid quality and dependability, the new 2022 Toyota Tundra Hybrid could become a leader in its segment. Reportedly, this truck will be built on Toyota’s New Global Architecture-F (or TNGA-F) and body-on-frame underpinnings.
Generally, the platform is robust thanks to the use of high-strength steel and other weight-saving materials. Like the Ram 1500, the next-gen Tundra will adopt coil springs, which will drastically improve the truck’s ride quality. Overall, expect some minor modifications in styling compared to the base model. The latest full-size truck sports a brasher front-end design incorporating a large grille and tall hood, resulting in a more aggressive styling.
Cabin Offers a New Giant 12.0-Inch Touchscreen
Despite mild exterior changes, the latest 2022 Toyota Tundra Hybrid cabin will be more modern than the regular truck. Officially, all Tundra models will welcome the new Entune infotainment technology, incorporating a giant 12.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system and a sizeable head-up display unit.
We should also expect more comfortable seats and a roomy cabin for up to five passengers. Toyota’s full Safety Sense is standard on all models. This suite of goodies includes automatic braking, advanced radar cruise control, automatic lane centering and lane-keep assist, and much more.
2022 Toyota Tundra Offers Wide Range of Engines
The fresh new 2022 Toyota Tundra will get some changes in the engine department. First of all, the mighty V-8 engine is gone for 2022, and Toyota’s big pickup will keep its V6 powertrain lineup. The new version will most likely use a naturally aspirated 3.5-liter V-6 engine that’s also available under the Tacoma model.
This engine delivers 278-hp (possibly massaged to produce more than 300 horses on the Tundra). The more powerful version will deploy the same engine as the famous Lexus LS500 sedan. This model uses a powerful 3.4-liter unit capable of producing 416-hp. As we mentioned, the Hybrid model should be available as well, and Toyota will most likely use some of the existing gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain options. Moreover, we are still eagerly waiting for hybrid figures and details about transmission.
Release Date, Price
The next-generation pickup tuck will bring some important improvements. Basically, the most exciting news is the 2022 Toyota Tundra Hybrid version is official. Interestingly, with that move, Toyota will try to conquer the hybrid segment where the Ford- F-150 hybrid dominates.
Although we expect Toyota to unveil the 2022 Tundra sometime this year, we generally don’t anticipate the hybrid model to arrive at the same time. However, when it arrives, hybrid version will cost more than $40,000.