2016 Toyota Tundra with Cummins diesel

Japanese producer prepares a big redesign for 2016 Toyota Tundra. The model is quite old right now, since current generation started back in 2007, and 9 years I automotive world today is pretty long period. However Tundra is not the same as it was at the beginning of previous, second, generation since the model received minor changes and facelifts throughout the years. The biggest news, when it comes to 2016 Tundra are related to its performance, since Toyota seems to be placing diesel engine into Tundra’s engine line-up.

2016 Toyota Tundra Front

2016 Toyota Tundra exterior and interior

Popular pick-up truck aims to win sympathies from a broader crowd, since design changes will be made in order to make new Tundra more appealing and more modern. Its body lines will be more elegant than before with sleeker body lines. Although its body shape will be more refined, its front end will be designed more aggressively, in order to keep some of ruggedness of its primary design. However Toyota’s officials hadn’t revealed any details regarding Tundra’s new exterior, but some of it already emerge. 2016 Tundra will have fog lights included into standard equipment, while wheels will be 19-inches.

Interior of 2016 Toyota Tundra will also suffer some massive alterations. Beside materials and features upgrade Toyota’s designers will change interior in order to make it more comfortable and functional than before. New Tundra will not bring size increase, but additional interior space could be enabled with better design and layout.

2016 Toyota Tundra Interior

2016 Toyota Tundra engine specs

As we mentioned at the beginning of this review, new-gen Tundra will come with all-new Cummins diesel unit. Cummins is most known diesel engine producer, so the fact that Toyota decided to incorporate this engine, proves that it will be made in high quality.

The performance of the 2016 Toyota Tundra will be based on two petrol and one diesel unit. The line-up of engines will be composed of all V8 units. Base petrol engine will be a 4.6-liter V8 engine which is capable to produce 310 horsepower and 327 lb-ft of torque. Second engine available is a 5.7-liter V8 with an output of 381 horsepower and 401 lb-ft of torque. All engines are mated exclusively with a 6-speed automatic gearbox, while both rear- (standard) and all-wheel drive (optional) are available.

Diesel power unit is a 5.0-liter Cummins V8 turbodiesel which is capable to deliver up to 300 horsepower and 500 pound feet of torque.

Fuel economy of 2016 Toyota Tundra is still not known, but new engine will most likely deliver stunning figures when it comes to mileage of popular pick-up. Fuel efficiency rates of the existing engines are available, although Japanese producer will make some boosts in that segment too, considering the amount of changes. With 4.6-liter V8 unit under the hood, Tundra used to deliver 16 mpg in combined ride regardless of drivetrain system, 15 mpg with 5.7-liter engine.

2016 Toyota Tundra Rear

2016 Toyota Tundra price and release date

It is still early to prognosticate exact price of the upcoming Tundra, since its arrival is not expected before late on next year, 2015. Having in mind earlier price modification of Japanese producer, and massive changes Toyota plans and makes for 2016 Toyota Tundra, we can expect an increase. Tough rivals from this segment, such as Ford F150, Nissan Titan as well as Chevy Colorado will also have an impact on Tundra’s price, since Toyota have to take into consideration their prices in order to stay competitive. Considering all these parameters, we can conclude that the price of upcoming, 2016 Toyota Tundra will start around $30,000, but will be easily excelled with additional features.

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