It has been several years since one of the most iconic full-size pickup trucks has gotten a complete makeover.
Waiting for the reveal of the 2022 Toyota Tundra has truck fans everywhere anticipating some big changes. Thankfully, we’ll run you through everything you need to know about this fully redone truck. We think you’re going to love it.
2022 Toyota Tundra Engine: What We Know So Far
The 2022 Tundra is getting an all-new powertrain. While we don’t have a lot of official details on this engine, the blue outline on the iForce MAX image above hints at the possibility of a hybrid engine. Generally, blue equals hybrid or some other form of electrification. And in a short video clip released by Toyota (just a pan-over of the image above), we spied some bright orange cables. So we’re crossing our fingers that this is a big leap forward for the Tundra in terms of fuel efficiency.
Red Leather Seats in a Truck? Yes, Please!
From this image, we can see that the TRD Pro Tundra can be ordered with red seats. This is something that is usually reserved for really fast and luxurious cars, and we can see it being a huge hit for this truck. It looks like these have a sort of camo pattern in them as well as being perforated to allow for heated and ventilated options.
Wireless charging is a new feature for the Tundra. We don’t know yet if this will come standard on all models or be an option, but we like that it is available now! From the photo, we’re guessing it’s just to the right of the console-mounted gear selector.
Downhill assist control plus rock crawl mode? Oh, yeah! The TRD Pro has always been a capable off-road pickup truck, but this rock crawl mode will take things a step further allowing the driver to transfer some control of the truck’s speed and gears to the truck so it can adjust for the terrain on its own. We’ve used this feature in other trucks and it really is impressive to see the vehicle adapt for optimal traction.
2022 Tundra Infotainment Gets an Upgrade
Gone is the tiny little outdated infotainment screen in the Tundra. It has been replaced with a much larger screen that seems to take up most of the command center.
We also spot a red line on the 2022 Toyota Tundra’s steering wheel. This is often seen in racing editions so it’s probably another TRD Pro-only feature. The red line isn’t just for looks. It is a functional centering line for those who are racing in sand and dirt like the terrain pictured above.
The Roll-Down Rear Window Stays
As far as we know, the Tundra is the only pickup truck to offer a roll-down rear window. Most trucks only have a small panel that slides to the side, right in the middle of the window, if they have anything at all. The Tundra Crew Cab’s entire rear window rolls down just like the door windows. And it looks like the feature is here to stay!
New to the 2022 Toyota Tundra is the option to have a dual-pane panoramic moonroof that opens. This means even more fresh air and sunlight making the cab feel more open and roomy. We can see it being a great feature when you’re off-roading, a way to feel like you’re one with nature.
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The Mystery Continues
There are still so many things we don’t know for sure about the 2022 Toyota Tundra. Will it really have a hybrid engine option? Will the other option be a V6 or V8? Is there a diesel? What ben length options will be offered, and will there be single, double and crew cab models?
Toyota is saying the 2022 Tundra will be fully unleashed this fall so we’ll be back with a full first-look as soon as we can! Until then, we’d love to hear what you are hoping to see on this all-new Tundra.