In the Chicago Auto Show Toyota unveiled their new type of off-road TRD Pro trim levels to the Tundra and Tacoma pickups and 4Runner SUVs. However the most news from Chicago concerning the Japanese manufacturer came from a brief dialogue involving the journalist from the Automotive News Richard Truett and Vice-President of Toyota USA Bob Carter. Inside the interview the journalist said that consistent with information received from two sources, Toyota is checking possible appearance of the Cummins ISV diesel engine inside the Tundra engine lineup inside the 2017 model year. Carter refused to confirm or deny these details, but noted that Truett has good informants.
2017 Tundra redesign
It might seem nothing special that Mr. Carter Didn‘t reveal any news, however, this is actually the second time that Toyota representatives have described the possible bundle “Tundra and Cummins”. The very first is at the autumn of 2013, once the publication edmunds. com reported that Toyota plans to expand the Toyota Tundra engine range with a brand new option — Cummins diesel and hybrid power unit.
Generally speaking, the talk a few “dieselized” Tundra goes to 2006 using the filing from the Toyota. If these plans are fulfilled, it‘s the Tundra, not the Ram 1500, that in 2009 should have heralded the revival from the diesel era inside the sector of American full-size pickups. Alas, the 2008 crisis forced Toyota to postpone the debut from the diesel version. Let’s hope that Truett’s sources aren‘t mistaken and in 3 years we still see a diesel Tundra. Presumably, a diesel version will certainly be offered to the new generation of Japanese pickups.
2017 Toyota Tundra specs
At the conclusion of last year, the American tuning studio Devolro Performance Cars Studio announced three diesel versions from the tuning truck. Tuners start to “implant” inside the Tundra perhaps one of the Cummins engines having a amount of 3. 9 or 5. 9 liters, or perhaps a 6. 6-liter Duramax V8.
The production version from the new generation Tundra will likely have a similar 5. 7L V8 and 5. 9 Cummins diesel. Additionally it is possible the 2017 Tundra will use a similar power unit like the recently debuted 2016 Nissan Titan XD.
Nevertheless the likelihood of Toyota using Cummins diesel engines is very low, mainly because the corporate is really a shareholder of another manufacturer of diesel engines – Hino. And if you possess the opportunity to make use of their units, then why turn to the services of third-party companies and spend the supplemental income (which might also influence on the value from the Toyota Tundra Diesel)? Consequently, Toyota will most most likely not install Cummins engines.
Therefore, It‘s widely believed the Toyota Tundra Diesel 2017 will possess the proven 4. 5L Aussie engine model recently installed inside the Toyota Land Cruiser for certain markets. A further argument for type of reasoning is the undeniable fact that Toyota has repeatedly stressed its intention to maximize the efficient use of their own investments for the event of diesel engines. Additionally, It‘ll already have a concept of just what the fuel consumption from the diesel Toyota Tundra will certainly be.
|2017 Toyota Tundra|
|Engine type||DOHC 32V V8, direct fuel injection|
|Power/torque||381 hp; 277 lb-ft|
|Transmission||6 speed automatic|
|Top speed||108 mph|
|PRICE RANGE: $30,000-$40,000 (EST)|
|Competitors: Ford F-150, Chevrolet Silverado, Nissan Titan|
The availability of the hybrid engine is likewise questionable. As an example, there isn‘t any commercially successful production version from the hybrid pickup. Despite Toyota’s huge expertise in designing and building hybrid cars, this really is still doubtful. The Tundra will require a really powerful powerplant, and there‘s almost no space to install Li-ion batteries. The only real possible variant is to make use of electric motor built-in transmission like in certain Nissan SUVs.
2017 Toyota Tundra release date and Price
It‘s worth noting that it won‘t be possible to purchase a diesel version from the updated Tundra until 2017. The value from the new product ought to be slightly reduced for marketing reasons. The expected starting price is about $27, 500.