Tundra is one of the most reliable trucks in the marker. Toyota is making this model more versatile with every new edition. Now, for next season, we will see a new drivetrain for the first time. Besides standard offer, the pickup truck will be available as 2018 Toyota Tundra Diesel. This is the response to Nissan Titan XD announcement, as one of the main rivals.
The diesel engine will give buyers of the 2018 Tundra more options. We still don’t know what kind of configurations will be in the mix, but this fuel makes less power and more torque. With it comes better off-road capability. Also, the company could prepare special equipment for the pickup, including seats, wheels, and bumper.
2018 Toyota Tundra Diesel Powertrain and Performance
The 2018 Toyota Tundra Diesel will use one of following two engines. The first one is a 4.6-l i-Force V-8 with an aluminum block. Another one is also i-Force, but with bigger displacement. A 5.7-l V-8 is paired with the automatic 6-speed transmission, as well as the smaller unit.
Specs and mileage
A 4.6-l DOHC drivetrain is capable to deliver 310 hp and 330 lb-ft of torque. Its bigger sibling can make 70 horses more, and about 90 pound-feet of twisting power. Experts estimate that 2018 Tundra Diesel will consume 17 mpg combined or 15 in the city and 19 mpg on the highway. A 5.7-l is less fuel friendly with ratings 13/18 mpg for urban/highway drive, or only 15 mpg combined.
2018 Toyota Tundra Diesel Styling
The 2018 Toyota Tundra Diesel will keep most characteristics as the petrol version. It will be a 2- or 4-door truck. Toyota New Global Architecture platform is the concept used by this model. This pickup will borrow some design solutions from its smaller sibling Tacoma, and probably some crossovers. Exteriorly, 2018 Tundra Diesel won’t suffer big changes compared to gasoline version.
Only details could be added to the original truck. That means we will see the same bumper, headlights, and grille. Most modifications are coming inside the cabin. New infotainments system and seats are worthy of mention. Layout, cargo space, dashboard, are exactly the same as for base model.
2018 Toyota Tundra Diesel TRD Package
We still don’t know if 2018 Toyota Tundra Diesel will get any of the features from a TRD off-road package. It could happen we can see a model with this engine only in one variant. But, we are sure that fans would like to have options to choose, and it could be big disappointed if there will be only one diesel vehicle.
2018 Toyota Tundra Diesel Price
The price of the 2018 Toyota Tundra Diesel depends on many things. First of all, we need to see which drivetrain it will use. Second, used equipment with safety and assist features. All in all, we know that diesel version of Tundra is coming, but it is still unknown which trim level will have this drivetrain. Also, if it comes with TRD packages, then the price will be close to $60,000.