Your First Look at the Redesigned 2022 Toyota Tundra

2022 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro

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By Joe Bruzek

After sharing an initial teaser of the redesigned 2022 Toyota Tundra lurking in the shadows, as well as an underhood pic, Toyota recently flipped the light switch to reveal the first official look at the significantly updated 2022 Tundra.

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The light switch may not be the only thing with electricity running through it, however, because that engine tease shows what could be an orange wiring cable or harness, which on other Toyotas indicates high-voltage cables common to electrified powertrains like the one offered on the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid.  

2022 Toyota Tundra engine teaser

In other big Toyota news — or rather, news about big Toyotas — there’s an updated Toyota Land Cruiser in the global arena based on Toyota’s next-generation body-on-frame chassis (TNGA-F) upon which a version of the 2022 Tundra could also be riding. On the new Land Cruiser, this brings a twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V-6 gas engine with 10-speed automatic transmission making around 415 horsepower and 479 pounds-feet of torque; there’s also a twin-turbo diesel V-6 and naturally aspirated V-6 in some markets. Could any of those be paired up with a big battery and electric motor(s)? Possibly; the diesel is unlikely, but we’ll have to wait and see. The Tundra’s current powertrain is a 5.7-liter engine making 381 hp and 401 pounds-feet of torque mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.  

What else can we tell from the pic that came with no other information? We can confidently say the Tundra TRD Pro trim level is here to stay with clear badging on the hood and a set of BBS forged wheels that continue to carry the existing TRD Pro theme of top off-roader. The tire choice looks to be a bit wider on this example, with 285/65R18 Falken Wildpeak A/T tires versus the current 275/65R18 tires. 

Otherwise, the Tundra’s new shape is chiseled, looking like a supersized Tacoma. It features interesting front lighting with an LED light bar beneath the giant Toyota grille placard, LED strips for foglights, yellow marker lights in the grille and a digital camouflage pattern in the front fender flare. Zooming way in, there’s what looks like a frame for a screen on the center console, and it looks like it could be quite sizable.    

We’ll know more about the 2022 Toyota Tundra when it’s revealed later this year. 

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