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New 2021 Toyota Tundra Diesel will get everyone excited. Tundra pickup truck will introduce numerous huge innovations. The 2021 model will ride on a new platform and it will feature a hybrid powertrain. On top of that, Tundra will also offer gasoline and diesel models.
Tundra Diesel will arrive with a smaller displacement than the gasoline variant. And while it will deliver less power, diesel powertrain will provide better fuel efficiency. Besides mechanical upgrades, Tundra will get new visual details and further interior improvements.
New Platform and Suspension
The highlight of the 2021 model is a hybrid powertrain. For that reason, the manufacturer had to switch Tundra’s underpinnings. The upcoming 2021 Toyota Tundra Diesel will also ride on a new TNGA platform. The same architecture underpins Tacoma pickup. This will result in dimensional changes, and new Tundra will be a lighter model as well.
Add a new fuel-efficient diesel engine, and you will have a very reliable pickup truck. On top of that, the modern platform will improve the ride quality. Speaking of which, Toyota is working on a new suspension. The spy shots are available, and new mechanical upgrades are more than visible. Rear suspension will provide slightly higher ride with better handling.
The spy photos failed to provide interior details. However, one thing is sure. The interior of the all-new 2021 Toyota Tundra Diesel won’t depart from the regular interior design. All Tundra variants will deploy the same cabin layout and design. On top of that, Toyota has no plans to deliver drastic changes from the inside. Still, a new display is almost certain to happen.
The latest dimensional changes will result in more interior room. Toyota will also install additional storage options. Furthermore, you can expect new high-tech goodies and updated infotainment system. Comfort is excellent as always before and Tundra Diesel will get new safety aids.
Diesel Powertrain Specs
A 5.7-liter V8 gasoline engine is standard Tundra’s powertrain. This gasoline engine provides 380 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque. Now, the 2021 Toyota Tundra Diesel is about to arrive. This specific model will ride on a smaller 3.5-liter V6. It will deliver less power, 305 horsepower, to be precise. Moreover, torque is rated at 310 lb-ft. On the other hand, this engine should provide excellent fuel efficiency.
We are still waiting for the Japanese manufacturer to provide exact fuel economy figures. No doubt, Tundra Diesel will offer something completely different than the regular gasoline version. Diesel powertrain is available with 8-speed and 10-speed automatic gearbox.
2021 Toyota Tundra Diesel Price and Release Date
The price is not available, but it won’t be that hard to determine the value of 2021 Toyota Tundra Diesel. The base gasoline model starts at $33,000. Knowing that diesel version will become available for additional $4,000.
To compare, Tundra Hybrid will cost around $40,000. It is a fair price, given the number of upgrades. New Tundra will ride on a new platform and it will introduce new suspension and hybrid powertrain. Toyota’s latest model will go on sale at the beginning of 2020.