The 2018 Toyota Tundra won’t be released in the market till end of this year. In Chicago Auto Show, this February, Tundra TRD-Sport was presented to the public. There are only cosmetic upgrades implemented in new model. According to the sources they feel that this full-size pickup truck will be made for its fuel-efficiency. The Tundra has always considered itself to be a hallmark for the company. They wanted to make a reliable pickup truck and that is what you get, which is peculiar of what they make. Competition of the new Toyota Tundra 2018 includes Chevy Silverado, GMC Sierra, Ford F series, and the Dodge Ram.
2018 Toyota Tundra redesign
The next generation of Tundra will be available in three cab styles: two-door Regular cab for working folks and there are four-door Double cab and four-door CrewMax with larger rear doors, longer cab with shorter bed. The Tundra will be built using lighter materials is all what we know. The exteriors may not have too many changes or alternations as they seem fine as it is. The base models of Tundra will ride on 18-inch steel wheels while higher trim levels will get 20-inch alloy wheels. There will be four trim levels offered for new Toyota Tundra 2018: SR, SR5, Limited and Platinum. Just like before buyers will be able to buy 2018 Toyota Tundra with TRD Off-road package that includes 18-inch five spoke alloy wheels, trail-tuned Bilstein shock absorbers, front tow hooks, skid plates on fuel tank and engine and TRD Off-Road decal on the side of the bed.
The interior of the pickup truck is typical Toyota, which is smooth and modern. The company has always this policy of making and designing cars that come with no flaws. The same can be said about the Tundra which is flawless in its making and designing inside. However, beside its powerful look its interior will be equipped with soft-touch materials with unique seat stitching. All models will be equipped with Bluetooth hands-free system and audio streaming. Rear seats on Double Cab and CrewMax models will be foldable for additional cargo space. Limited models will be equipped with dual-zone climate control, powered front seats and powered moonroof with sliding sunshade.
New Toyota Tundra 2018 specs
Under the hood of the new Toyota Tundra 2018 will be same engine lineup as before. That means that base models will be powered by a 4.6-liter V8 i-Force that will be able to produce 310 horsepower and 327 lb-ft of torque. There will be also a 5.7 liter V8 with 381 horses and 401 lb-ft of torque. Both engines will be paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission that is electronically controlled.
There are some rumors about diesel engine available with next-year model. In past years only obstruction for using diesel powerplants was strict emission standards in States by EPA. Recently there was some voices about new Cummins turbocharged diesel engine which could be a 5.0 liter V8 that should be able to produce 300 BHP and around 500 lb/ft of torque. The company felt that when it wanted to compete with the Nissan Titan XD, then this 8-speed auto transmission is a must.
2018 Toyota Tundra release date and price
All we know that the new Toyota Tundra 2018 could be presented in spring 2017. The release date of the new Toyota pickup truck will not be till the end of 2017. However, Toyota is known for making things fast and quicker because of the immense competition. You can expect them to release it further earlier. The price for the truck would be higher due to the diesel engine which comes bigger. The pricing of the 2016 Tundra is at $31,000 and might be the same. But you can expect a slight increase if Toyota comes with a new model of the 2018 Toyota Tundra.