Pontiac, Mich. — The 2022 Toyota Tundra was unveiled today at the Motor Bella outdoor auto show at the M1 Concourse in Pontiac, Michigan. I spoke with Jay Sackett, the Executive Program Manager for Tundra.
He says that the new Tundra has a brand new platform with a global frame for this model and is fully boxed from front to rear. This truck is a limited grade model with a stiffer frame for better handling and agility. The Tundra’s payload capacity is 1,940 pounds. It also has a coil spring rear suspension.
“Towing capacity is 12,000 pounds. There is a two-wheel drive or four-wheel drive option. It has two new powertrains to choose from: an i-Force V6 turbo or i-Force V6 turbo hybrid. With 437 horsepower and 583 pound-feet of torque, it delivers incredible power.”
“The Tundra is completely redesigned with an all new interior. The rear seat has storage behind and underneath the seat,” says Sackett.
It also has the Safety Sense 2.5 with blind spot monitoring and it extends this system for towing. The driver-assistance technology also includes automatic high beams, rear cross-traffic alert, forward-collision warning, standard lane-departure warning and lane-keeping assist and more. “There are multi-frame monitors that show underneath the vehicle to see rocks,” added Sackett.
The new Tundra is a full-size pickup truck and will compete with the Ford F-150, Chevy Silverado and Ram 1500.
“The miles per gallon and pricing is not available yet. The 2022 Toyota Tundra will be on sale at the end of December 2021. The hybrid will be available in Q1 next year.”
Look for the new Tundra when you visit the Motor Bella outdoor auto show, which opens to the public on Thursday, Sept. 23 and runs through Sunday, Sept. 26.
For more information about the 2022 Toyota Tundra, visit https://www.toyota.com/upcoming-vehicles/tundra/