2018 Toyota Tundra to Feature Better Fuel Economy. The latest update on automotive market is on the upcoming 2018 Toyota Tundra. The new generation of the reputable pickup is reported to get redesigned from styling to powertrain. However, their engineers focus on building up fuel-efficient engine lineup. Here is the update on the news released by Toyota so far.
2018 Toyota Tundra Specifications
Powertrain, Drivetrain details
Powertrain lineup should be enriched with few engine options. The same 4.6 liters of V8 gasoline engine should be available in the new 2018 Toyota Tundra lineup, and it will be used on the entry level trim. This engine should be improved for better fuel efficiency and power. It is also rumored that Toyota is preparing new turbocharged 5.0 liter of V8 Cummins of the diesel engine that generates around 300 hp of power output and 500 lb-ft of torque performance.
It is also possible that new eight-speed automatic transmission is added. The petrol engine will be replaced by the new Tundra diesel engine as significant power is bad company for fuel efficient powertrain. However, it is reported that Toyota also plans for a new engine, which is not specified so far. The hybrid powertrain is a possibility, but it is highly unlikely on this car.
Exterior and Interior
There will be two trims for the new model, including Crew Cab and 2018 Toyota Tundra Double Cab. The entire design is said to be totally redesigned. It will be built on a new platform, which is not informed yet by Toyota. Technically, the components should be the same even though they may get several improvements.
On the outside, body panels should be built in stronger yet lighter material which probably includes high strength steel and aluminum. LED filling should be added on its new narrowed headlight, and it should receive enlarged radiator front grille.
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On the inside, cabin should receive new things including gear level, which is placed below the steering column, steering wheel, seats, and front panel architecture.
2018 Toyota Tundra Release Date and Price
The new pickup is planned to be released possibly between late 2017 and mid of 2018. However, most likely, it will be released no further than 2018. Price is not known yet, but the 2016 version is labeled starting from $37,000.
Toyota will surely update the news with more specific details on the new engine and trims level. However, at a glance, their concept seems to be a competitive concept if they are taking serious rivals, like GMC Sierra, Ford F-Series, and Dodge Ram, into the competition. Maybe, the new 2018 Toyota Tundra will be successful too.
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