According to WardsAuto, Toyota will soon adopt diesel technology into its powerful full-size segment. The first model that will receive such changes will be the 2016 Toyota Tundra. Currently, the pickup truck market is dominated by GM, Ford, and Chrysler but it seems that Toyota will soon take a step forward and become the member of the venerable team.
Its Tundra represents a highly credible alternative and it is one of those models that have been significantly improved every generation. The 2016 Toyota Tundra will be more powerful than ever, but it will also face competition at every turn.
Changes are numerous but many experts evaluate them as being minor. Most of them believe that they won’t be adequate to win the competition like Nissan Titan or the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel, but we strongly believe that Toyota won’t have major difficulties to win them. Let’s check what they’ve prepared for the 2016 model year.
Exterior of Toyoya Tundra
As we have already mentioned, upgrades for the next generation of Tundra are minimal and that’s the case with its exterior design. It will be offered in wide range of trim levels and potential customers will be able to choose the Tundra which meets their needs in the best way.
That’s the thing we’ve always liked about Toyota. Everyone can find something for themselves. Speaking of the trim levels, there will be the top-notch 1794 Edition, Platinum, SR, SR5 and the mid-level Limited. We mustn’t forget the venerable off-road oriented TRD Pro model too.
When it comes to this model, you will be able to choose from an array of body styles and bed lengths. You will be offered a two-door regular cab, a four-door Double Cab, and a four-door Crew Cab.
Toyota Tundra 2016 Interior
Not many details about Tundra’s interior have been released. The company announced that even the base SR model will be excellently equipped. Among many other features, we would like to highlight a 6.1-inch touch-sensitive screen with Entune entertainment system (the basic one), backup camera, Bluetooth connectivity, cruise control, and air conditioning.
Yes, all of the aforementioned features come as standard even in the entry trim level. Can you imagine what you get in higher trim levels? Well, the SR5 is equipped with a 7-inch touchscreen display, sliding rear window, satellite radio, and variable intermittent wipers. Of course, it gets all that of the SR’s equipment. Safety equipment is also versatile, and it includes blind spot monitoring, stability control, rear cross-traffic alert, etc.
Toyota Tundra Engine
Powering the 2016 Toyota Tundra is a 4.6-liter V8 which is a standard engine option. It is good for 310 horses and 327 lb-ft of torque. The more powerful engine option is a 5.7-liter V8 cranking out 381 ponies and 401 lb-ft of torque.
Both of them are coupled to a 6-speed automatic transmission. The 2016 Tundra will come with rear-wheel-drive as standard, but part-time four-wheel-drive is also available.
2016 Toyota Tundra Price
The price of the 2016 Tundra will vary from $31,500 and $50,100. The vehicle will go on sale in the second half of the 2016.