The leaked image of the new-generation, 2023 Toyota Tundra, reveals many interesting visual upgrades. First of all, the upcoming pickup truck looks more stylish compared to the outgoing model. It will also ride on a new modular platform that underpins the next-generation Tacoma, 4Runner, and Sequoia models.
Based on the wheels and lettering stamped into the tailgate, it seems that the captured model is the off-road-oriented TRD Pro variant. Anyway, some rumors indicate that a 5.7-liter V-8 will likely be replaced with a new twin-turbo V6. Also, the hybrid version is on the way as well, but only as an option. Here’s everything that we know about the upcoming Tundra.
2023 Toyota Tundra Redesign
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The first impressions about the new 2023 Toyota Tundra are very positive. This pickup truck gains significant changes on the exterior. While the overall profile remains the same, the forthcoming model comes with a completely new front end. Generally speaking, the design reminds us of the 4Runner SUV.
On the front, it features a sizeable black grille with hexagonal openings and bulky Toyota branding. Another interesting tidbit is the LED light bar underneath the Toyota logo and the much smaller LED headlights. The truck also has modest black fender extensions and beautiful black wheels.
Changes on the inside of the 2023 Toyota Tundra will be enormous. First of all, the upcoming model will provide much better comfort, retaining the same seating layout. Everyone will sit comfortably, considering that this model has 65.7 inches of shoulder room in the front and 65.6 inches in the back, choosing the Double Cab model. However, if you need more space, the CrewMax cab offers 66.1 inches of shoulder room in the front and 65.8 inches in the back.
In terms of techs, we think that Toyota will make some changes as well. However, some elements from the previous model will remain inside, like Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone integration, Bluetooth, USB port, auxiliary audio input, and 6-speaker sound system. Standard safety equipment includes Toyota’s Safety Sense P package with a pre-collision warning, automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane-departure warning, and automatic high beams.
2023 Toyota Tundra Powertrain Rumors
At this point, there is no official information regarding the engine of the 2023 Toyota Tundra. Many believe that the upcoming truck will introduce some of the new powertrains, replacing the aging 5.7-liter V-8. The first candidate is a twin-turbo V-6 that is also available on some of the Toyota models. This powertrain should produce almost the same amount of horses as the variant it replaces. The next powertrain could use a new hybrid system.
Release Date and Price
Considering that the first leaked images appeared two days ago, we expect an official statement from Toyota anytime soon. As we mentioned, according to the photos, it seems that captured model is the off-road-oriented TRD Pro variant. This pickup truck should cost just over $50,000, while the base truck’s starting price is expected to be around $36,000.
Moreover, the hybrid variant is in the works as well, and it could start at about $40k. The new Tundra will be fully unveiled next year, and it might go on sale shortly after. Expect more official details and specs in the coming months.