Toyota is finally introducing the next-generation Tundra
Toyota's biggest models are also some of their oldest. The current-generation Land Cruiser and the Prado have been in production since 2007 and 2009, respectively.
Thankfully, the 300 Series Land Cruiser is arriving soon, possibly before the month ends. But aside from the Land Cruiser and Prado, Toyota also has the Sequoia and the Tundra in the North American market, and both these two models are also dated. The current-generation Tundra was introduced in 2007 and the Sequoia in 2008.
While Toyota may be quiet about the next-generation model Land Cruiser and the Prado, the same can't be about the Tundra. The Japanese marque announced that a new Tundra will be coming soon. How soon is soon? Well, there's no word yet, but at least we have confirmation of its upcoming arrival. Toyota has also provided a teaser photo, giving us an idea of how the full-size pick-up truck looks.
Based on the lone teaser photo, the next-generation Tundra will look very different from the model on sale today. No surprises there; the current pick-up truck is nearly 15 years old anyway. Rather than having large square headlights, in its place are L-shaped units that flank a large grille. Noticeably, there are lights everywhere on the front end. A trio of amber marker lights on the leading edge of the hood reminds us of the Ford F-150 Raptor. There's also an LED strip glowing from the center of the grille. At this point, we're not sure if it's a light bar or backlighting for a “TOYOTA” badge.
That's all Toyota is willing to reveal for the time being. As for powertrain and platform details, they are still unknown. The big question, however, is whether the full-size truck will still have a V8. Do remember Toyota supposedly dropped both diesel and gasoline V8 engines for the Land Cruiser. The Tundra may get a hybrid V6 similar to the one used in the Lexus LS.