Ever since it was revealed at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show, the new Toyota Tundra, together with its full-size cousins, has been anticipated to hit the market as a 2019 Toyota Tundra model. Besides the regular Tundra, the fans will also have a chance to see its TRD Pro version, and rumors said Toyota Tundra Diesel that will bring even more changes and updates in terms of design and under the hood.
When it comes to exterior of the 2019 Toyota Tundra, one feature is definitely not going to be changed – its dimensions. Namely, this full-size pickup truck will still wear that large size and powerful body design. Some recent spy photos of its camouflaged prototype caught during the testing session clearly show that the new Tundra won’t bring anything spectacular in terms of appearance. It will rather keep that traditional boxy-shape and it’s a bit aggressive off-road look. This model will be available in several trim levels so the equipment you get will understandably depend on the trim you choose. The base model should stand on 18-inch wheels wrapped in all-terrain tires. The new Tundra will definitely be ready for adventure and able to face any type of challenging and rough terrain. Some of the expected visual updates and improvements include a redesigned grille that should be differently slatted, the lighting system with the latest LED technology and the enhanced suspension system.
A full-size truck like this can only provide lots of space and ultimate comfort inside its cabin. Toyota is expected to use some high-quality materials inside its 2019 Tundra, such as leather, wood and aluminum. It should also provide heated and ventilated seats as well as a heated steering wheel, at least in higher trim levels. The driver will also get a 7.0-inch touch-screen display with the latest infotainment and entertainment system. It will include features such as satellite navigation, audio system, automatic climate control, Bluetooth connectivity, USB ports, Apple Car Play and Android Auto. When it comes to safety systems and driver assist features, airbags, traction control, blind spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert are just some of those that will come as standard.
Two engine options have been speculated when it comes to 2019 Toyota Tundra. Namely, one of the possible engine choices should use the current 4.6-liter V8 as standard, and such engine should provide 310 horsepower and 327 pound-feet of torque. The other option would be a 5.7-liter V8 that cranks up to 381 horsepower and 401 pound-feet of torque. Both of them will come with a six-speed automatic transmission.
2019 Toyota Tundra Release Date and Price
The exact release date of the 2019 Toyota Tundra hasn’t been confirmed yet, but it should probably be expected in fall 2018. The estimated price of this truck starts around $31,000 before options.
Competitors: Ford F-150, Nissan Titan, Chevy Silverado 1500.