The next generation 2016 Toyota Tundra has something up its sleeve that is an exciting new addition about the release of the truck. The Tundra has always been a powerful and popular choice among the fans and has already built a base of followers that are interested in the vehicle. But the ales have been dwindling a bit so something needed to be done for the future model. As they have decided not to tamper that much with the style, although it could use a bit of renovating, the car is going to get a new diesel powertrain which is something that has been talked about a lot now.
The exterior of the car is not being overhauled that much as they assume that it is up to the challenge of what the competition brings to the table. The interior on the other hand will be updated to fit the needs of the newer audience which is showed with the updated that was made and the technological and comfort upgrades brought to the inside of the car.
The Tundra also offers versatility with its different body style versions and different bed lengths that you may chose from and not to mention the powertrain options which are now expanded with the addition of a diesel one. This makes the 2016 Toyota Tundra capable of towing 10,500 pounds as its maximum. The versatility is not the only thing that this car now brings to the table as there are many comfort features now. Read about the update and the engine changes right here in this review.
2016 Toyota Tundra diesel engine news
So the news is now official, the 2016 Toyota Tundra is going to be the next full size truck which will adopt a diesel powertrain in its segment. The engine in question is the 5.0-liter V-8 turbodiesel version which is scheduled to appear on the already announced next generation Tundra model. The diesel engine is made by Cummins which immediately stats how quality and how good this option is going to be in fact. The same kind of an engine has already appeared on the larger Nissan Titan model so it will be interesting to see how well will this type of an engine fair light-duty level vehicle. A lot of fans are very loyal when it comes to their tucks so this is going to be an interesting change which may win them a lot of support but also make them fail miserably as well.
Unfortunately there are no announcements on the power output and the performance of the engine, nor how will the one fitted inside the Tundra compare against the one which is placed inside the Titan truck. One estimate is that the car needs to make around 300 horsepower and 500 pound-feet of torque, or actually more than that in order to be competitive on the market.
The reason why many of the automakers and trucks are actually transferring to the diesel engine is in order to meet the new CAFE standards that have been imposed of late, which demand that the corporate mpg rate be lessened. The target is set that by 2025 there needs to be a 54.5 mpg average achieved. Besides Toyota and Nissan, Ram also already changed and started using their 3.0-liter V-6 EcoDiesel inside their 1500 trucks.
The 2016 Toyota Tundra truck is going to have an imposing and massive look but not a chiseled one that you might see in a GMC or a F-150 vehicle. This actually means that the new Tundra truck gets rid of the old rounded shape that they have used before and gives it a slight refresh that will make it much more competitive on the market.
This of course means going for a new grille, new hood design and overall changing a bit the front part of the car. Some of the more noticeable parts are the stamped Tundra logo and leather placed on the tailgate. But this revamped version is actually not far removed from the previous version as it holds much similarities to it as they did not do such a grand job in updating the exterior design of the car.
The inside of the 2016 Toyota Tundra where more of or actually most of the changes have happened. The controls layout has been rearranged and the buttons and controls have been enhanced a bit and are larger from before. This is perfect for people who wear gloves while operating their vehicle as you can manage the controls with ease now. And when you are not wearing gloves you will notice the improvement of materials that have been used for the parts inside as the soft touch surfaces really make a difference in amping up the luxury.
The larger trim levels actually take a step forward in luxury and availability and can be completely noticeable this time. There is a difference on how other trims have been equipped but not a whole lot. So the 1794 Edition does not differ that much compared to Laramie Longhorns or the King Ranches. The cabin is not much better and more appropriate than anything that the competition has to throw at it and it does so without doing too much about the new color choices and interior atmosphere upgrade.
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2016 Toyota Tundra release date and price
The new 2016 Toyota Tundra is available for a price of 32,190 dollars as a base MSRP price which is pretty affordable compared to some other rivaling models. The car is going to be released in April when the release date is scheduled.