After replacing a V8 engine for the new Tundra, Toyota considers another big move. It is something we expect for quite a while. The 2023 Toyota Tundra Hybrid might debut soon, not too long after the company brought a twin-turbo V6 setup instead of a big and thirsty V8 mill.
The Japanese truckmaker finally delivered the new generation of the pickup. It’s been a long time since the second series of the popular truck. Now, the third generation is ready to make a huge step forward and impress truckers. Unlike Tacoma, which is available in the rest of the world as Hilux, the full-size model is available only in the US.
Since the pickup is all-new, don’t expect big styling updates on the 2023 YM. Minor changes across the packages will fix issues and draw more attention. But, one of the best packages available for the truck will stun everyone, fans and competition. The 2023 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro is under revisit and the upcoming version will make the truck even more capable of off-roading.
2023 Toyota Tundra Hybrid Instead of Diesel
The next step in the evolution of the truck is a hybrid powerplant. The company denied the development of an oil burner for this vehicle, although truckers would rather like to see a diesel engine. But, the evolution of pickups is heading in another direction, and that is cleaner sources of power. The ultimate goal is an all-electric battery and zero-emission truck. But, it will take a while until the 2023 Toyota Tundra becomes the EV.
Meanwhile, the hybrid unit is a good start. A V6 engine will be the base for further upgrades. The focus is on cleaner air, but engineers will have to keep outputs and towing capacity. That is the biggest stumbling block and the main reason why the Tundra Hybrid is not out yet. If you take a look at crossover and SUV classes, Toyota is a leader in hybridization, setting new standards and selling the most units.
2023 Toyota Tundra V6 Turbo Engine
The next-gen truck draws a lot of attention. Besides the styling upgrades, the truck delivered a new powerplant. In past few seasons, we could hear that the Japanese company is preparing the replacement for the V8. Still, the 5.7-liter mill was powerful and reliable. All big rigs were using it, and most fans couldn’t imagine the future without a V8 engine. But, it has happened.
The truck is the first to introduce a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 engine with 390 hp and 480 lb-ft of torque. An upgraded I-Force Max Premium version will increase outputs to 440 hp and 580 lb-ft. Compared to the V8, this is a big step forward. According to the official sources, the truck will be good to tow 12,000 pounds. That is even better than diesel engines can do for the 2023 Toyota Tundra main rivals – Ram 1500, Ford F-150, and Chevy Silverado 1500.
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Of course, all the changes on the next-gen truck will make the price go up. The cost of the 2023 Toyota Tundra Hybrid will be around $40,000. The base MSRP stays around $35,000. The TRD Pro is jumping over $50k.