2022 Toyota Tundra Slow Burn Debut Continues With Modern Suspension Announcement
The unveiling of the 2022 Toyota Tundra is starting to feel more like a Netflix series, where we don’t receive our answers until the season concludes. Well, they’re playing this one well because information seeping out of Toyota has been coming at a snail’s pace. If you’ve been waiting for the new truck, you’ll be pleased with the new suspension that’ll be fitted on the rig.
The 2022 Toyota Tundra has taken a giant leap into contention with the big three by adding a coil spring rear suspension, abstaining from the traditional leaf-spring setup used by General Motors and Ford on their trucks. It’s an interesting approach and certainly shows they’ve come to play.
Coil springs offer greater flexibility and a broader range of suspension movement. The coil springs bend and flex much better, allowing for a smoother ride. The stiffer the spring, the rougher your ride will be, which trucks are notorious for having.
The new Tundra will be available this fall, and the suspension was revealed in their latest set of teaser images. Like the Ram, which has featured coil springs in the last two generations of their pickups, Toyota is ready to bring a new standard to their trucks by cutting down on weight, providing an improved ride quality, and improve handling.
The automaker also showed off the front suspension that’ll be on their TRD Pro off-road models. It’s equipped with a powerful anti-roll bar and high-performance Fox shock absorbers. With each reveal, we’re starting to understand the hype set for it many months ago when Toyota Vice President, Bob Carter, said the truck would “blow us away.”
The exterior of the truck has already been revealed, which shows a beefy and mean looking truck. One thing we’re still unsure of is the powerhouse. Reports surfaced a while back about Toyota applying for a twin-turbo V8 patent. Many believed it would be something implemented in their truck, but they remain mum on the topic. This looks to be the last piece of the puzzle. It’s obviously going to be something good since they’re saving the “best for last.”
The 2022 Toyota Tundra should be a spectacular addition to the truck landscape. The way they’re debuting it is certainly interesting but has piqued the interest of those who don’t consider themselves Toyota fans. We’re looking forward to the final result. For now, it’s looking like a hit.