If you are a pickup fan, then you are sure to go crazy with this new diesel version from Toyota. The all new revamped and redesigned model of the Toyota Tundra Diesel has already raised a lot of eyebrows with its eye-catching design and its new look interiors and exterior. Toyota has already made waves with its Tundra diesel vehicle and if you are eager to know about its exciting features in the all-new 2017 version, then please read on to find out how Toyota engineers have struggled to bring out some cool design concepts to attract every pick up truck enthusiast.
Toyota Tundra Diesel – Exterior
You will be astonished with all the new design concepts included in this version and according to our sources, Toyota could go in for a complete makeover by getting some design concepts and ideas from some of its popular international versions and also from its new release Tacoma. So you can expect a full transition and refurbished design from its predecessor. The headlights and tail lights will see themselves getting the new LED format.
The popular Toyota Racing Development (TRD) package may also be revamped with bead-lock, larger sized wheels and an advanced suspension system.
Toyota Tundra Diesel – Interior
Toyota is going all out with the interior design of the Tundra and it is said that the interior is going to sport a completely new and advanced look to outclass its competitors. Even though the Tundra interior is regarded as one of the best interiors with its exclusive design, Toyota wants to go a step ahead and give the ultimate design experience to its customers. Some of the custom design changes may involve revamping the dashboard and altering the steering wheel with an all new sporty look. The infotainment and the audio systems will also come included with the latest technologies. A remote assistance program is also on the cards that may even notify the driver about the next service date.
Controls in the dashboard are neatly arranged and even though they are a bit oversized the arrangement overrides that anomaly. It seems like Toyota has learned the hard way from the Detroit trucks to keep controls in bigger sizes. But many competitors have moved away from using this cartoonist style of providing controls, but Tundra still is sticking with it.
Display comes with a 6.1 touch-screen and also includes GPS navigation, HD radio and other entertainment facilities like Bluetooth streaming features. A 4G LTE connection should not come as a surprise in the new Toyota Tundra diesel as most GM vehicles offer these internet connectivity features in its compact segment cars. Safety features have also been upgraded with the addition of blind spot monitors and alerts for cross-traffic and many other safety features, which makes the Tundra Diesel one hell of a safe driving SUV.
Toyota Tundra Diesel – Engine
It was earlier said that Toyota was going to update the engine with a Land Cruiser 4.5 liter engine model, so that it could compete with the other versions like Cummins and Powerstroke. But Toyota went a step ahead and went with the turbocharged 5 liter diesel version. The new upgraded engine can provide power up to 310 horsepower and about 555 lb-ft of torque. The Tundra towing capacity is also much better than the V8 petrol engine. Two engine options are available in the new 2017 Toyota Tundra diesel, one is the 4.6 ltr v8 with a maximum horsepower of 310 and 327 pound-feet of torque and the next option is 5.7 ltr V8 with 381 horsepower and 401 pound feet of torque. But both the engines come with six speed automatic transmission and again with two options, rear wheel and all-wheel driving system.
Toyota Tundra Diesel – Specs
- Length – 228.9 “
- Body width – 79.9 “
- Body height – 76.2 “
- Wheelbase – 145.7 “
- Ground clearance – 10.4 “
- Curb – 5,520 lbs.
- Gross weight – 7,100 lbs.
- Base engine size – 5.7 liters
- Base engine type – V-8
- Horsepower – 381 hp
- Horsepower rpm – 5,600
- Torque – 401 lb-ft.
- Torque rpm – 3,600
- Payload – 1,580 lbs.
- Maximum towing capacity – 9,100 lbs.
- Drive type – four-wheel
- Turning radius – 22.0 ”
- Fuel tank capacity – 38.0 gal.
- EPA mileage estimates – 13 City / 17 Hwy
- Ignition system – Electronic, with Toyota Direct Ignition (TDI)
- Transmission – 6-speed Electronically Controlled automatic Transmission with intelligence (ECT-i), sequential shift mode and uphill/downhill shift logic (V8 models) (5.7L V8 models add TOW/HAUL Mode)
- Ground clearance – 10.4
- Brakes – Power-assisted ventilated 13.9-in. front disc brakes with opposed 4-piston brake calipers; ventilated 13.6-in rear disc brakes, and Star Safety System™.
Toyota Tundra Diesel – Release Date & Price
The price for the Toyota Tundra diesel version is expected to start at 30,500 USD MSRP for the basic version and can go up to 47,080 USD MSRP for the platinum edition. If you are waiting to lay your hands on one of the most adorable pick-up trucks in the market, your dreams have been answered and the all new Toyota Tundra Diesel is going to be launched soon.