Have you heard that Toyota filed for the new trademark nameplate? It is true. The “I-Force Max” is something fresh coming from the Japanese carmaker. It didn’t take too long for enthusiasts to find out what is it all about. Guys from TFL Truck claim the new engine is on the way, while various other sources are trying to figure out what it might be. Well, at least we know it is not a diesel, and it is probably coming on the 2022 Toyota Tundra.
The “I-Force Max” causes various theories. Toyota is not making anything official yet, as they didn’t do with the new Lexus LX 600. Already then many fans knew the drivetrain is about to be replaced. For all the current Lexus vehicles, the number in the name represents something. For LX, that is the displacement (LX 570 with the 5.7-liter engine). So, what is the LX600? Is it a 6.0 unit, or it delivers 600 hp? We still don’t know, but you noticed already one thing in common for two vehicles – a huge V8 engine. The new generations will also carry the same unit for sure.
2022 Toyota Tundra Specs
So, what can the “I-Force Max” be? Most theories are reporting about the twin-turbo V6 engine. We found them reading the news about the Land Cruiser. The luxury SUV has the same problems as the truck. The fuel economy is very poor and only a radical change can solve the situation. This time, the new engine, smaller than the predecessor, will do the thing.
But, what is happening with an extraordinary performance by all vehicles carrying the V8? Off-road adventurers are worried about the capability of the new turbocharged engine. Still, the truck will offer the TRD Pro package, but the diesel unit seems to be a better suit than the twin-turbo V66. Anyway, a lot of fun is happening next season and we can’t wait to hear the official announcement for all these changes.
Release Date, Still No Diesel
The company made it clear – forget about Tundra Diesel. Tacoma is still possible, especially with its rivals bringing these units to the US soil. But, it is not going to happen to 2022 Toyota Tundra. The question is – how will it affect further sales? Well, if the new “I-Force Max” engine is a hybrid, then Toyota is going to make a stunning move. No other company is on this market yet. But, it wouldn’t be a surprise if the Japanese giant sets up the challenge to the US truckmakers.
The release date of the new 2022 Toyota Tundra is not set yet. We expect it to see one of the biggest auto shows in 2021. Definitely, the next-gen Tundra will be one of the most interesting models in the market, even without the fresh powertrain. It’s been a while since fans saw the last update and the truckmaker is now ready to be competitive again.