Toyota is always careful in establishing its models. The Toyota Tundra is one of the best selling trucks and according to the information we have gathered, the latest 2016 Toyota Tundra will be among the best trucks in the market upon its launch. The truck has received some modifications and is set to establish itself as the truck of the future. It will spot a new look that has never been seen before in the market featuring superb design and high performance level. Is a clear idea of the Toyota, the Tundra is a car designed for the US market, and therefore is styled in California and Michigan, and assembles in San Antonio, Texas. On the American market is expected and the best sales results.
Exterior of Toyota Tundra 2016
The new 2016 Toyota Tundra will be available in three body styles configurations i.e. the Regular Cab which will feature two doors and a single row seating, Double cab with two row seating and back-hinged rear doors while the third body style will be the Crew Max which has extra rear seat space and front-hinged rear doors. It will be availed in different colors which are super white, radiant red, magnetic gray metallic, red metallic, silver sky metallic, sunset bronze and mice inferno .The bumpers and bonnet have received some stiffening. There are new LED headlights, taillights and Xenon lights for higher trim levels. It will also have new LED daytime running lights and fog lights. There is talk that the diesel variant will feature bigger air intakes to improve its cooling system. The front grille will be large and is made from chrome-plated materials; the fenders and the hood have also received some strengthening. The Tundra will come with 19-inch new alloy wheels.
2016 Toyota Tundra Interior
The new interior will be modernized to offer more comfort and safety while still maintaining ample space for passengers. All trim levels i.e. SR, SR5, Limited, Platinum, 1794 Edition and TRD Pro will feature an upgraded Entune audio technology. The front will feature 40-20-40 split bench front seats while double cabs will have split-folding rear seats. Other features will include one touch power windows, remote keyless power door locks, a tachometer, a trip computer and external temperature display. For convenience, the Tundra will come with front and rear cup holders, a cruise control system, front and rear door pockets, power steering and a rear view camera. It will also come with air conditioning and dual vanity mirrors. For entertainment, it will feature a satellite radio, USB connection and auxiliary audio inputs. For connectivity, the vehicle comes with a Bluetooth wireless data link for hands-free phone.
Engine, Specs and fuel Consumption
Toyota’s main objective of launching the new Tundra model is to improve its fuel economy. To achieve this, the auto maker has introduced a new-fangled Cummins Diesel engine. It will be a 5.0 L V8 turbo charged engine capable of producing 381 hp and 500 lb-ft of torque. The engine will be paired with a six-speed automatic transmission system. The standard engine will be a 4.0L V6 that will feature a new engine management system for a better fuel economy. The engine will deliver 270 hp and 278 lb-ft of torque and will be mated with a five speed gear shift. This engine will deliver a fuel economy of 16mpg, 20 mpg and 17 mpg for city, highway and combined respectively. The manufacturer still retains the 4.6 L V8 with 310 hp and 327 lb-ft of torque as well as the 5.7L V8 with 381 hp and 401 lb-ft of torque gasoline engines in higher trim models. The diesel engine will increase the towing capacity of the cab to over 12,000 pounds and improve its fuel economy by between 10 and 30%.
Toyota has officially confirmed two engines 5.7 liter V8 and 4.6-liter V8 petrol DOHC 32-valve with Dual Independent Variable Valve Timing, other engines are scheduled to hit the market subsequently.
Price and release date
This new Tundra was scheduled to hit the market in the last quarter of 2015. However, according to reports; its release has been pushed to the first quarter of 2016. The base model will attract a starting price of around $ 25,000 while the highest trim will fetch around $ 45,000.
The new Tundra 2016 will for the competitors have long expected new Ford F-150, which has the latest model announced at the North American Auto Show in 2015, also has a serious opponent in the Chevrolet Silverado.