Toyota decided to end up speculations about the 2021 Toyota Tundra diesel. The truck is going to be redesigned, but the new engine is not in plans. At least not a diesel. On the other hand, do not be surprised if the Tundra gets a twin-turbo V6. This unit is going to be the new drivetrain for Land Cruiser SUV, replacing a 5.7-liter V8. Will the same happen to the truck, we will see.
The 2021 Toyota Tundra redesign will help the Japanese company catch up with the competition. Well, domestic full-size trucks are dominating the market. However, Toyota manages to keep up the pace thanks to the innovations. So, the next edition will introduce Android Auto as a part of the next-gen Entune infotainment system. Also, fans of the off-roading can’t wait to see the updates for the TRD Pro package. All in all, it will be interesting to see the new Tundra responding to challenges by US rivals.
New Engine 2021 Toyota Tundra
Currently, the truck is getting power from a 4.6-liter V8 engine. It is capable to produce 310 hp. However, serious truckers will look for a more potent unit. A 5.7-liter V8 is topping the range with 380 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque. The power goes through a six-speed automatic transmission to rear wheels. All-wheel drive is optional. Also, you can use E85, but the gas mileage takes a blow (only 10 mpg combined).
Rumors from the reliable sources are reporting that Toyota is working on the new engine. It will be a twin-turbo V6 unit. Its power outputs will be similar to the V8, but the fuel economy will be the decisive factor in choosing a smaller displacement. However, we don’t have precise numbers. Engineers will have to figure out how to match towing capacity numbers of a V8.
No Diesel, Hybrid is Possible
When we heard about the new engine, we thought “it finally happens”. Well, rumors were not about the diesel unit. So, the Japanese company is still strong behind its words. This kind of powerplant is not coming to the US. Speaking in general, chiefs said that truckmaker will focus on the cleaner source of power. The new 2021 Toyota Tundra could get a hybrid engine. Well, we expect to see such a configuration for a smaller Tacoma first. If you want to learn more about Tundra hybrid, you can read our article:
2021 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro and Android Auto
The 2021 Toyota Tundra redesign will bring a lot of changes. Already now we know a couple of things that will happen. First, the truck will be available with the new generation of the Entune infotainment system. Apple CarPlay was added to Toyota’s vehicles in 2018, and now it is time for the Android Auto service to join the party.
Big changes in the TRD lineup started with the new member of the lineup. That is Sequoia SUV. Both trucks are still there and the update of the system will make them even tougher. The 2021 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro is on par with off-road models by other carmakers. Some say this one is going to be nearly unstoppable.