2019 Toyota Tundra Spy Shots Confirm a Redesign

We already wrote about the diesel variant of the 2019 Toyota Tundra. However, what else we can see for this model? Luckily for all the fans, this is not the only news about their favorite truck. Adding a diesel drivetrain just makes the statement in which direction this company will throw this pickup. Of course, there are also petrol powertrains, which will also boost the versatility. Buyers will be able to choose between economical truck, as far as it could be called so, powerful, or with high torque outputs.

Nevertheless, Tundra is one of the leaders in the US market. If there is a vehicle that could break the dominant position of the home-made Ford, Chevy, and GMC trucks, that is 2019 Toyota Tundra. During recent years, the full-size pickup improved its performance and durability. It also met all the regulations and laws in the US. So now, every expert is taking it very seriously as a strong rival to Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 1500. However, there is always a room for improvements, and the first ones we will see on 2019 Tundra.

2019 Toyota Tundra spy shots

2019 Toyota Tundra Concept and Redesign

For the upcoming 2019 Toyota Tundra, the Japanese company is considering a big move in styling. However, the design is not selling these working mules. Strong performance is the main factor behind its success. But, buyers love to see the stylish vehicle from the outside. Also, it can lure new fans, especially those which can’t resist the eye-catching details.  Furthermore, interior with a lot of safety features and hi-tech gadgets can make a difference choosing between models. Here, the new Tundra doesn’t have to worry, since Toyota never fails to deliver in this area.

Spy Shots

News about the 2019 Toyota Tundra is not made up. Spy shots of the truck unveil first details. However, with still enough time for changes and improvements, the headline is the arrival of the new pickup. Besides that, the heavy camo is hiding a grille and headlights. It can lead to the conclusion that major changes will be there. The new front fascia would be a refreshment, and with bumpers, these are the most important parts that that affects the appearance. It will be interesting to see where the new fog lights will take a position, as well as the size of air intakes. However, the future truck will keep current dimensions. Nevertheless, weight could drop thanks to the higher usage of aluminum and carbon-fiber in body parts.


The brand-new infotainment system is coming for the next season. Toyota and Mazda joined their forces to make a better overall system. We will see exactly what kind of changes it brings. Navigation should be available at higher trims, as well as the premium audio system. Whatsoever, truckers need more than technology accessories. Inside the cab, they will find a lot of useful parts, such as all-weather floor-liners and storage tray at the center console. For younger passengers, the tablet holder is provided with rear seats.

2019 Toyota Tundra cabin

2019 Toyota Tundra Engine, Diesel Specs

We can split 2019 Toyota Tundra into two kinds. With the arrival of a diesel engine, fans will choose between it and petrol unit. So, under the hood of the base Tundra will be a 4.6-liter V-8 engine. It is capable to deliver 310 horses and 330 pound-feet of torque. If this is not enough twisting power, and you still like gas version more than diesel, no need to rush for a new truck. Higher trims are offering 400 lb-ft from a 5.7-liter V-8 unit. This engine also makes 70 hp more than the standard mill. Choose between RWD and AWD is available at some trims.

Diesel Engine for 2019 Tundra

As we already mentioned, the 2019 Toyota Tundra is special because of its diesel drivetrain. This is still an unconfirmed rumor. But, fans and experts are sharing an opinion that it is just a matter of time when it will be official. But, what kind of drivetrain engineers are preparing for 2019 Tundra?

So far, in Toyota’s offer is only one V-8 diesel unit. With an output of 200 horses and 320 pound-feet of torque, it is obvious Tundra will need a stronger unit. Turbochargers could make it produce up to 500 lb-ft, but it is still unknown if it is going to work smoothly and reliably. So, until the official announcement, we can only guess what to expect from diesel Tundra.

2019 Toyota Tundra Cabs, Beds, Trim Levels

In the current lineup for Tundra pickup truck, we have five trim levels. The 1794 edition is not certain for 2019 Toyota Tundra. The Limited Edition will also suffer some changes and come after other trims. However, there will be one mentionable addition the lineup. Toyota is preparing a TRD Pro package for a full-size truck. This one is not going to offer more features than Platinum trim. However, TRD model promises better off-road capabilities. The entry-level trims will be SR and SR5, as on the existing model.

The 2019 Toyota Tundra will be available in two cab versions. Base models come with double cab configuration. The crewmax cab is added already on the SR5 trim. Platinum and TRD Pro trims are not going to offer Double cab. Only SR5 offers both cab configurations and all three box sizes. Standard and Long bed are available on entry-level SR. Platinum edition comes exclusively with a short bed. The TRD Pro trim will also offer Standard bed length.

2019 Toyota Tundra trd pro package

2019 Toyota Tundra Rumors, Release Date, Price

Gossips about 2019 Toyota Tundra are louder every day. Nevertheless, it is hard to make a choice between true and false. Spy shots help us a lot inform better about the truck. However, as much as it proves the existence of the concept, these mules are not showing too much.

So, enthusiast, experts, and fans will wait for the arrival of the new Tundra. We assume debut could happen somewhere in mid-2018. At first, we will see base models, and probably diesel. After some while, TRD Pro version should come as an update for the lineup. The price of SR and SR5 should remain the same, between $31,000 and $33,000. A significant raise comes with TRD Pro and eventually Limited models. Top of the range is again the Platinum trim, with the cost over $50,000, probably closer to $55,000 for 2019 Tundra.

10 thoughts on “2019 Toyota Tundra Spy Shots Confirm a Redesign”

  1. Until Tundra gets its act together mine will be the only and last one.
    I need a 6.5 bed for homestead use. truck are used for work not grocery getters.
    Snubbing us is losing owners.
    I left Ford because of of 5.0l not a good towing power plant for 8-9k towing of tractors and TT on a regular basis with many hills. real world I don’t care about company literature. I owned a 7.3 w/550 lb-ft torque and it struggled up in the hill country.
    Twin turbos nyet!
    In line 6 diesel in a Tundra w/ 6.5 bed can be a winner for contractors, ranchers, farmers etc. I really do not care for all the lane changing tech and other fluff that will fail and add higher ownership costs. Knobs and switches, simple and reliable.
    Now let’s see what you bring to the table.

  2. In full agreement here. I have a 2010 regular 2 door cab 4×4, short box. I love the
    truck, I want to buy a new one. Toyota won’t produce them, I don’t want a 4 door
    cab! I want a pick up truck, not a car/truck. They made them before, and I would
    buy one again. Otherwise I will likely buy something else.

  3. I own Everything Toyota/Lexus-I own a Toyota Tundra 2014 Platinum and want an updated Tundra Truck this year that competes in more areas of the Big 3 Trucks.I want the Big V8 Gas with an 8 Speed Tranny to get me over the 15 MPG Threshold.I want a strong GVW capability to be “Best in class” in the Half Ton Category… as 3/4 Ton I again have to go to the Big 3(Which I will Not).I love the extended 38 Gallon fuel tank.I want AWD efficiencies like we see in the car industry.I want the Superior Mega Watt Sound systems, The GPS and PHone Interfaces along with A FOB FOR GODS SAKE!!! Integrated antennas.Some sort of a step up /step in Bumper to access the Bed as I am Not Getting any Younger. And Please offer some different color options this year along with Interiors other than BLACK!! COME ONN MANNNN!!!!


  5. I’ve been waiting for a new Tundra. There’s so many things that need to be improved on this truck. Fuel economy, Towing capability and no 6.5′ bed on the Crewmax.
    Lexus has two engines that could easily be tuned for the new Tundra. The 3.5TT would be a better engine than the 3.5EB and the Lexus 5.0 would be an answer to the 5.0 Coyote.

    The frame is a joke and the body itself is just plain ugly. No 6.5′ bed and I’ll be buying a 2109 F150

  6. I want the Limited with an 8 foot bed. I can haul 2 skids with the gate closed and still take customers out in roomy cab.

  7. I think John is right to have that 8 ft as an option .I would not want it cause it would not go in my garage (But I have a Platinum that should always go in the garage) If Toyota doesnt step up this Fall I have already been checking out the GMC Denali.There is no reason that Tundra should not be one of the top selling, best designed, most Optioned Trucks in the Lineup. CARS ARE OUT..Have you HEARD THE WORD TOYOTA???

  8. I’ve been waiting for 5 years in retirement to spoil myself with a new Tundra..one with fuel economy that at least competes with Ford and GM, without any improvement at all during that time. Great work truck, that could be made even better with many of the changes noted in comments of other owners above. I’ve almost given up and even considered keeping my 12 year old Tundra and getting a 4-Runner, but they have f****d up the design of that vehicle too with fuel economy that also lags the competition. I hate to buy a Ford and refuse to buy a GM or Dodge, but obviously Toyota isn’t listening to my age group anymore. Who in the hell are their designers listening to?

  9. I bought a new Tacoma in Oct ’06. Great truck but I’ve been holding out for a Tundra that gets better mileage than what they are currently getting. As of right now, I see nothing that leads me to believe that Toyota is going to be producing something that I would be interested in buying. Very frustrating.

  10. What happened to the Arm rest compartment on the two front doors? That was my go to place:( Chrome bumpers? They hide scrapes better than White. I would Love a step in the bumper. I’m on my 4th Tundra, help me make it #5!


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