What do automakers normally do when leaked photos of their upcoming cars make their way to the internet? Most companies will usually ignore them and continue to wait for the launch date to arrive. Silence is sometimes better than confirming or denying, after all. Others request forum sites or media outlets to take down the photos.
Toyota USA, meanwhile, decided to release the first-ever photo of their all-new pick-up truck to make it official. This is the 2022 Toyota Tundra, and boy does it look lean and mean. Featuring an all-new design language, the Tundra is set to go up against the likes of the Ford F-150, Chevy Silverado, and the Dodge Ram 1500.
The 2022 Tundra sports a sleek set of LED headlights with eye-catching LED daytime running lights, a massive front grille, and muscular wheel arches. But what ultimately makes this particular Tundra unique is the TRD Pro badging.
With it, the all-new Tundra will be available with an assortment of TRD-exclusive upgrades. Already apparent on this Tundra are the TRD black alloy wheels with off-road tires, matte black overfenders, and the bold 'TOYOTA' lettering on the front end. We also won't be surprised if it comes with TRD-tuned suspension to complement the wheels and tires.
As for what's under the hood, the Tundra will come with a new iForce Max engine. Details regarding the new motor are still scarce. However, this could mean that the 5.7-liter, naturally-aspirated V8 is set to be replaced by a turbocharged engine. There are even rumors going around that the Tundra might get the 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 that's already seeing use in the all-new Land Cruiser.
With Toyota already confirming that the all-new Tundra is about to be launched, it will only be a matter of time before the automaker reveals it in full.