Current engine lineup for the Tundra full-size truck has two petrol units. These are 4.6-l and 5.7-l powertrains. Both of them are V-8 drivetrains, with excellent off-road and towing capabilities. Nevertheless, in upcoming season we could see a new unit, and it should be the 2019 Toyota Tundra Diesel. This news is pretty important to all fans which are going to be happy because of such changes on their favorite truck.
Furthermore, the 2019 Tundra Diesel is suffering the redesign. Rumors are hinting that both exterior and interior of the truck are going to bring changes. However, we still don’t know how will Toyota pair diesel engine with TRD package. Also, we need to wait to see which cab configurations and trim levels are coming for the third drivetrain solution.
2019 Toyota Tundra Diesel Specs
The only diesel V-8 unit Toyota had ever used is a VD drivetrain. This is a DOHC mill with the capability to produce 200 hp and 320 lb-ft of torque. Additionally, turbocharger could help it increase results. With a slight push, 2019 Toyota Tundra Diesel is going to be able to burst 480 lb-ft of torque and 290 hp. A 5.7-liter petrol engine can make 380 horses and 400 pound-feet. However, diesel unit will offer another option, and buyers will pick the most suitable version.
As its gasoline siblings, 2019 Toyota Tundra Diesel will use a 6-speed automatic transmission. Rear-wheel drive is standard, and all-wheel drive is optional. The most economical truck in the class is SR model with 4.6-l engine and 2WD. It can achieve 17 mpg combined. Similar consumption is expected from the Tundra Diesel.
2019 Toyota Tundra Diesel Design
All changes on the 2019 Toyota Tundra Diesel will be equivalent to these we will see for standard pickup. The safety is a priority, so we can see many new systems in the truck. Of course, updates of the lane departure alert are certain, since this technology is evolving every day. Also, there are various other features that will make the interior safe for the calm ride.
Nevertheless, designers are revisiting the interior equipment, dashboard, seats, and steering wheel. The infotainment system has Entune audio as the part of base models, so the diesel will get it also. Upper trims offer navigation and better air-conditioning and climate control. The pickup is going to get a new exterior look too. 17-inch wheels are a standard offer, so the 2019 Tundra Diesel will get these. In some packages, wheels are even larger.
2019 Toyota Tundra Diesel Release Date
The 2019 Toyota Tundra Diesel could come just after the petrol unit. The premiere could happen anytime in 2018. But, appearance in showrooms will be prolonged. The base model will debut probably late in 2018, while the diesel could come either with it at the same time, or it could follow its sibling with few months of delay.
The new Tundra Diesel will probably cost in the region of $35,000. It will be somewhere near the SR5 model. Nevertheless, diesel truck will also have higher trims. The TRD Pro package in this edition will make models price go up to $50,000.