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According to the latest spy shots, the hybrid drivetrain is coming to the full-size Toyota pickup truck. The 2021 Toyota Tundra Hybrid has been caught on camera recently. The rumors are becoming true because new Tundra will get its first hybrid powertrain.
Besides that, 2021 Tundra will introduce some exciting refreshments. That includes major exterior changes. On top of that, we can expect some changes from the inside as well. The full-size pickup truck will get another smaller output, possibly with a turbocharger. Also, we can expect numerous mechanic changes and an all-new transmission.
2021 Toyota Tundra Hybrid Design
Newest spy shots are showing plenty of upgrades. The 2021 Toyota Tundra Hybrid will ride on a new F1 platform. The same architecture should underpin the Tacoma model. The new platform will probably cause small dimensional change. More importantly, the new platform will accommodate a hybrid powertrain.
However, Tundra Hybrid will remain a body-on-frame pickup. On top of that, new coil spring suspension is in the offer. That means the current leaf springs are gone. A new grille and new headlights are visible. However, the rear end will stay intact. For the end, Toyota will most likely introduce some new exterior paints.
Interior Details and Rumors
Spy shots failed to provide any interior details. The next-gen 2021 Toyota Tundra Hybrid pickup will surely gain a couple of improvements. Seating layout will largely remain. On the other hand, Toyota will deliver new and larger displays. Displays will provide better user experience and a much simpler interface. New and larger storage bins are also a great addition.
The infotainment system will be updated and we can expect some new technologies as well. One great system worth mentioning is the Towing App. A similar app is already in Chevrolet’s offer. Overall, the cabin will be more modern and it will look more upscale.
Engine Specs and Transmission System
The highlight of the all-new Tundra will be a new twin-turbo engine. It is a 3.5-liter V6 that currently powers the Lexus LS500 model. On top of that, the hybrid drivetrain will be in the offer as well. The 2020 Toyota Tundra Hybrid will pair new twin-turbo V6 with the electric motor and battery pack. We predict around 450 horsepower and 500 lb-ft of torque.
This information is not confirmed yet. However, the new platform and new grille are clearly suggesting that the new Tundra will get new powertrains options. Besides that, a 4.6-liter remains standard engine choice. A 5.7-liter V8 is also in the offer and it will be optional. As for the transmission, Tundra will get new 10-speed automatic gearbox. This transmission will be offered on the hybrid model. We are still waiting for the fuel economy details and towing capacity.
2021 Toyota Tundra Hybrid Price and Debut
New 2021 Toyota Tundra Hybrid will cost more than the regular gasoline model. Whatsoever, even the base model will get a price increase. The price of the base model starts at $33,000. A hybrid variant will start at about $40,000. The next-gen Tundra will hit the dealerships in the second half of 2020.