Toyota Tundra – Could We Finally Expect a Redesign In 2019?

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Toyota introduced the Tundra almost ten years ago, it has gone on to become a good seller for the Japanese manufacturer, but it’s still some way short of the domestic pickup truck sales.

Very little information has been released regarding the new Tundra, but from talking to industry insiders, we’ve gathered some information together and brought you what seems most likely to happen, although of course, things can change significantly in the automotive world! We will bring you further updates as they become available.

Reveal of 2019 Tundra

Contents

1. Reveal of 2019 Tundra
2. No Changes After All?
3. Expecting a Turbodiesel
4. Next Tundra Will Feature Updated Cabin

We aren’t expecting to see the 2019 model year Toyota Tundra any time before the beginning of the fourth quarter of 2018, although we do think that Toyota will launch the vehicle at one of the larger auto shows earlier in 2018, with full roll out later that year.

This is where some speculation comes in; some rumors put the next Tundra 2019 in the price bracket of the current models and market, meaning a starting price of around $36,000 while others have the Tundra coming in at a hefty $55,000.

Also read about the 2018 Chevy Silverado

No Changes After All?

The Toyota Tundra hasn’t changed all that much over the years – it’s a full size pickup, still using the same chassis as it did when it first launched, rumor has it that the 2019 model won’t be all that different either.

It’s expected that Toyota will change the basics; 2019 Tundra redesign will get larger bumpers front and rear, smaller LED headlights and a large hexagonal grille will round out the changes (at least styling wise). There also will be an off-road oriented Tundra TRD Pro with more aggressive styling. However, it might be revealed in 2019. We are fairly confident that the Tundra will shed some weight (in the all important bid to increase fuel economy) and then we have the engines…


Expecting a Turbodiesel

Rumors say that 2019 Toyota Tundra diesel will get at least two choices of engine; 4.5 liter twin turbo diesel V8 with 261 BHP and a massive 479 lb/ft of torque and a 5.7 liter gasoline V8 with 401 BHP and 381 lb/ft of torque.

However, recently we heard another rumor, which says there will be a Cummins 5.0 liter V8 diesel engine with 300 BHP and 500 ft/lb of torque. Whatever the options, it seems that power will be plenty.

New generation Tundra expected to debut in four quarter of 2018
Starting price of $36,000 (estimated)
All-wheel drive layout in all modifications
New twin-turbo diesel and good-old 5.7 gasoline V8
Top speed is likely to be limited to 115 MPH.
Fuel consumption of gasoline version is unlikely to be changed, while the diesel version could get decrease by almost 20%.

Next Tundra Will Feature Updated Cabin

The cabin will be updated with higher quality materials and you’ll find the usual array of technology fitted: Bluetooth, USB, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, 7” touchscreen infotainment with navigation, premium audio system, stability control system, blind spot monitoring, cross traffic alerts, heated & ventilated seating and 8 airbags.

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Comments
  • GordonGekko

    More reliable than junky Ford, GM, and Chrysler.

    • Peter

      They sure get smoked in any Full size truck comparison and they are so dated! Especially the interior design and their fuel economy sure leaves nothing to be desired. Unfortunately their perceived quality is better than they actually are. (bent frames,cylinder heads, etc.)

  • Joey

    What a butt ugly design! To these Tundras still drive themself with that unintended acceleration issue right.

  • Jeff

    All that own them, love them. Great truck.

  • Kyle Hirst

    TOYOTA IS MAKING A TESTING A HEAVY DUTY MODEL TO COMPETE AGAINST THE RAM HD, CHEVY HD, AND FORD SUPER DUTY. THEY ARE ALSO MAKING A RAPTOR FIGHTER. I KNOW THIS BECAUSE MIKE SWEERS IS MY UNCLE AND HE TOLD ME THIS. I AM NOT LIEING ABOUT THIS. JUST WATCH, IT WILL HAPPEN!!!!

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  • Performance4.5
  • Design4.5
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Summary

The new 2019 Tundra is expected to have a powerful diesel engine, redesigned interior and exterior.

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