The leaked image of the next-generation 2023 Toyota Tundra shows numerous cosmetic upgrades. For starters, the new pickup truck seems to be more appealing than its predecessor. The new Tundra will be based on the same modular platform as the next-generation Tacoma, 4Runner, and Sequoia models.
Based on the wheels and logo etched into the tailgate, the spotted prototype looks to be an off-road-oriented TRD Pro variant. Anyway, some rumors claim that the 5.7-liter V-8 will be replaced by a new twin-turbo V6. The hybrid version is also on the way, but it will only be available as an option. Here’s all we know so far about the upcoming Tundra and its enhancements.
2023 Tundra Spied With a Redesign
The upcoming 2023 Toyota Tundra will remain one of the best models in the segment. This pickup truck’s look has undergone significant changes. While the overall form stays the same, the front end of the next iteration has been completely changed. The design is evocative of the Toyota 4Runner SUV in general.
It sports a big black grille with hexagonal openings on the front and a giant Toyota logo. The LED light strip beneath the Toyota logo, as well as the much smaller LED headlights, are other all-new features. The truck also has modest black fender extensions and beautiful black wheels. The TRD Pro version will have more features as well as new exterior colors.
The interior of the new 2023 Toyota Tundra will also undergo substantial modifications. To begin, the next model will be much more comfortable while keeping the same seating layout. Because the Double Cab model has up to 65.6 inches of shoulder room in the front, everyone will be able to sit comfortably. Furthermore, Tundra offers ample legroom as well, even in the back.
If you want even more space, the CrewMax cab is available. Tech-wise, we expect Toyota will also make some changes. Some previous-generation technologies, like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, will remain standard. Moreover, Toyota will deliver updates for its Safety Sense P suite.
Tundra Hybrid Will Use Lexus’ Setup
At this time, there is no information on the engine lineup for the 2023 Toyota Tundra. Many people believe that the future truck will include a variety of new powertrains to replace the outdated 5.7-liter V8 gasoline engine. The first candidate is a twin-turbo V6 version that is currently available on a number of Toyota cars. This engine should have around the same horsepower as the one it replaces.
The modern V8 engine produces 380 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque. In the future, new hybrid technologies may be employed in the powertrain. According to reports, the next-generation Tundra will use a 3.5-liter engine from the Lexus LS 500 vehicle. If this truly happens, then Tundra Hybrid will generate around 450 horsepower and up to 500 lb-ft of torque.
2023 Toyota Tundra Release Date, Price
The forthcoming 2023 Toyota Tundra will now be more expensive than the outgoing model. This indicates that the pricing will begin at about $36,500. The range-topping TRD Pro trim level, on the other hand, will be available for around $50,000 or slightly more. The sales will begin sometime next year, most likely in mid-2022.