The Tundra is a full-size pickup truck manufactured by Japanese auto maker Toyota. It was launched in gasoline powered engines, and current models also feature gasoline engines. The 2017 Toyota Tundra will be offered in diesel power trains, and will also feature modifications in technology pack user interface.
2017 Toyota Tundra – Cosmetic Changes:
The interiors will feature minor modifications, which includes use of premium quality material on dashboard, seats and driver controls. The spacious interior allows a 5 seat configuration, along with rear cargo tray; the vehicle is particularly useful for family purposes. The double cabin models feature manual sliding rear window with privacy glass.
The exterior of the car will receive a major facelift which includes a chrome plated redesigned horizontal air intake grilles, head lamps, fog lamps, tail lamps and bumpers. The car will sit on 19 inch wheels and will bear a more aggressive look than existing models. Freight limit will increase considerably thus allowing haulage of more goods.
2017 Toyota Tundra – Under the Hood:
The 2017 Toyota Tundra model will be powered by a Cummins 5 liter V8 turbo diesel engine, churning out excess of 300 horsepower and 678 Nm torque. This diesel power train will replace the 4.6 liter gasoline powered V6 and 5.7 liter gasoline powered V8 engines used in existing models. Diesel engines offer a better performance, are more durable and are better in mileage than gasoline ones.
Not much is known about the kind of transmission systems that the car will be offered with. However, it is expected that an 8 speed transmission may be used.
Though the 2017 Toyota Tundra is built by the use of light materials, it is tested to be durable and fuel-efficient at the same time. The standard fuel consumption has been estimated at 30 miles per gallon, though no sources have confirmed it yet.
The new Tundra will feature a number of premium quality hardware on dashboard, including a large 7 inch display on higher end models, and a standard 6.1 inch display on all models, as opposed to 3.5 inch display in older models. The higher end models will also feature GPS navigation, rear cameras, HD radio and Bluetooth facilities. The LTE 4G internet connectivity is also expected to be installed on new models. Other features include power moon roof, a DVD navigation system, backup monitor, JBL sound system, and glass break sensor and door sill protectors. The models will also feature an optional all terrain package like previous 2009 models. The 2017 Toyota Tundra will be equipped with standard safety features such as front row side torso airbags, dual front airbags, and rollover side curtain airbags, for both double cabins. The car is also equipped with a standard Vehicle Stability Control, Traction Control, anti lock brakes, break assist and electronic break force distribution systems. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety conducted offset frontal crash tests on Toyota Tundra 2009, which earned the good rating and maximum score for rear crash protection.
2017 Toyota Tundra – Price and Availability
The exact date of 2017 Toyota Tundra appearing in showrooms is not yet known. It may be launched by the end of 2016 with a base price of $38,000.