After months of hypothesis and some leaked pictures, the extremely anticipated next-generation 2022 Toyota Tundra was revealed throughout halftime of the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs vs. Baltimore Ravens NFL sport in the present day.
The 2022 Toyota Tundra underwent a full redesign from the bottom up bettering efficiency, functionality and infotainment.
“We took a contemporary, transformational method to our truck improvement and needed to rethink many issues we’d beforehand accomplished,” stated Mike Sweers, senior vp of product improvement and F1 Platform chief engineer at Toyota. “Not solely did we enhance efficiency and improve the potential of this Tundra, on the identical time, we had been sure to retain the sturdy high quality, sturdiness and reliability for which the Toyota vehicles are identified.”
This new, third-generation of Tundra is accessible in six grades: SR, SR5, Restricted, Platinum, TRD Professional and the 1794.
The Toyota crew designed their fashions beginning with the highest grade first and labored their method backward. This allowed for the bottom fashions to take care of a premium really feel whereas additionally permitting the premium fashions to really be premium, in response to the automaker.
“The entice we fell into beforehand, designing for the core fashions first is that they didn’t have sufficient of a premium look or sufficient of a top quality look,” stated Kevin Hunter, president of Calty Design Analysis. “So we acquired as much as the excessive grade, we had been merely wrapping and including stitching to say an structure development that basically wasn’t appropriate for a premium grade truck.”
On the outside, Toyota’s signature hex-grill comes with Toyota’s emblem throughout its face and “Tundra” on the tailgate. The TRD Professional is exclusive with “Toyota” throughout the grill and “TRD Professional” on the rear.
Every mannequin options excessive taillights, blacked out A-pillars and powerful horizontal traces throughout the physique, nonetheless the inside design of every grade is kind of totally different.
The Tundra 1794 maintains essentially the most conventional design with wooden accents all through the inside and a proper aligned 1794 emblem on the passenger aspect. This mannequin comes with a beige inside possibility the place earlier generations solely got here in black.
The Tundra SR and SR5 keep the traditional black inside and host a proper aligned Tundra emblem on the passenger aspect. The Tundra Platinum is house to a extra glossy and metallic look, the fitting aligned passenger emblem is a steel title plate that reads “Platinum.”
In its highest grade, the Tundra TRD Professional’s distinct beauty exterior is paired with a daring Toyota label on the passenger aspect with the choice of shiny crimson upholstery.
The 2022 Toyota Tundra additionally boasts a brand new audio multimedia system that features Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, improved bluetooth connectivity and the built-in Toyota app.
The Tundra is accessible with a 14-inch infotainment display screen. When drivers activate the truck, and the display screen, reasonably than being greeted with a conventional emblem, Calty Design opted to point out 5 totally different nationwide parks within the U.S. This design was to encourage the already outdoorsy Tundra driver to embrace that nature of the truck and expertise these areas.
Pairing the custom with the know-how upgrades was a fragile steadiness.
“It’s form of these two worlds, the digital world and this analog world colliding,” Hunter stated. “That’s a part of the premium equation as nicely, this large show that was actually a centerpiece for the instrument panel is entrance and middle. And it does lend a extra superior or trendy look to the inside… The complete dimension truck market remains to be comparatively conservative in that method however a 3 dimensional analog world just isn’t a nasty factor for that buyer.”
The 2022 Toyota Tundra will go on sale later this 12 months, pricing will likely be introduced nearer to the sale date.