The 2022 Tundra Will Have These Features
It’s been a long time since Toyota decided to refresh their Tundra, and we don’t blame them. With the big three owning the lion’s share of the market, Toyota has always been a small fish in a big pond. That doesn’t take away from what their trucks have been able to accomplish over the years, though. One thought that comes to mind is unrivaled reliability, especially when you think about the million-mile Tundra’s. The updates on the new Tundra will give it a seat at the table and change the landscape, but it’s taking forever for all of the details to emerge.
Sometimes you watch a show on Netflix that takes an entire season before you get to the good stuff, known as a “slow burn.” Well, Toyota has taken that approach when releasing details about their new truck. It has been like watching grass grow or watching the paint on the wall dry. Simply put, it’s been painstaking at the pace they’re releasing these details. Fortunately, we’ve learned a lot more about the truck. For one, Toyota will keep the famous power rear window and offer a rugged new exterior. Ok, what else?
One option consumers will have is the red fabric, appearing to be perforated leather that will come with the TRD Pro trim. The new rig also offers a wireless phone charger, which is arranged vertically next to the gear shifter on the passenger side. You can also expect a panoramic sunroof.
The panoramic sunroof is a significant upgrade over their previous models. It’ll come with an available all-glass roof, which complements their solid glass rear window that no other brand currently has. By offering the electric rear window and their new sunroof, it’ll provide Tundra owners with an almost open-top feel when the sunroof is in the open position. This is unique and will be nice for a weekend cruise.
The most interesting tidbit of all is the nicely detailed knob that surrounds the button. It shows off the Downhill Assist Control, Crawl Control, Multi-Terrain Select, Tow/Haul, and driving modes, which are all features Toyota currently offers. It shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise we’ll find them in the latest TRD Pro. The gauge cluster appears as though it’ll only be partially digital.
The current infotainment center is an area Toyota consumers have complained about for years. Well, Toyota has listened, and from what we see in the teaser photo, the new Infotainment center will offer a large, landscape-orientation display. The other detail that stands out is the red stripe stitched into the truck’s steering wheel.
Toyota’s National Dealer Advisory Council Chairman Robby Findlay is confident about the new truck and has gone as far as saying the 2022 Tundra will be best in class, and that they’re going to have a world beater that will go toe-to-toe with domestic trucks. It’s the most exciting thing they’ve seen in the last five years.
The slow burn has sure been exciting, in a torturous type of way. Now, we’ve seen the exterior and pieces of the interior, so what kind of powerhouse will it have? Rumors swirled a few months back about Toyota’s twin-turbo V8 patent application and how it could be an option on the truck, which still isn’t too far-fetched. Many admit they’d purchase the new Tundra if it was the only V8 option on the market because other companies are turning to smaller combustion engines.
It’s hard to dispute what Toyota trucks have meant to the industry, considering the Tacoma is to mid-size trucks as the F-150 is to full-size, and a revamp of the Tundra will be some healthy competition for the big three. Ford, Dodge, and Chevrolet have all undergone significant overhauls since the Tundra’s debut, while the Tundra has largely stayed the same since its debut in 2007, so the 2022 Tundra will have to blow it out of the water to step up.
We aren’t sure when Toyota will release more details. Or, for that matter, when the truck will make its debut. One hint we saw comes from a cell phone in one of the pictures on their new car charger that says 9:19. Perhaps it could be a September 19th release date? It’s possible.