Toyota unveils new 2022 Tundra pickup truck with new hybrid engine

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Toyota Motor unveiled the new 2022 Tundra pickup on Sunday. It features a bolder design, new technologies, and more power. Many truck owners may be surprised to learn that the extra power won't come from a V-8. The Japanese automaker will offer two versions a 3.5-liter twin turbo V-6 engine. This is in addition to the V-8 version. It also offers a hybrid engine that can produce 437 horsepower 56 more than the V-8. And 583 foot-pounds torque, which is a 45% increase over the 2021 Tundra. In a statement, Mike Sweers (senior vice president, Toyota's product development office) stated that they took a new, transformative approach to truck development. He also said that it was necessary to rethink many of the things they had done in the past.

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Twin-turbo V-6 engine has been a success in pickup trucks. Ford Motor shocked many when it introduced such an engine (called EcoBoost) into its F-150 pickup truck in 2011. Ford added other Ecoboost engines in its truck lineup after the engine became a huge success. In the face of the influx of all electric pickups on the market, automakers are offering more powertrain options. Ford's new Maverick pickup offers a hybrid F-150 as well as a standard hybrid, while Ram Trucks offers a mildly hybrid 1500. Stephanie Brinley, principal automotive analyst at IHS Markit, said that buyers are more open to alternative powertrains. If the engine and propulsion system give you the ability to drive your truck, then you can do what you want with it. They're open to V-8s. The Tundra's new engine is not the only thing that makes it stand out from the current pickup. The Tundra's front features a large grille that covers most of the vehicle's front. It has sleeker headlights, and a more boxy design.

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The interior features include a 14-inch touchscreen, increased safety and convenience features, and a new infotainment program. The full-size pickup truck market in America is dominated by Detroit automakers. However, Toyota has had some success selling more than 100,000 vehicles per year. This compares to Ford's F-Series pickups which have sold between 800,000 and 900,000 pickups over the past few years. The Tundra is capable of doing well, but it will be No. 3. Brinley stated that they don't necessarily possess the ability to go after Ram and Chevrolet volumes. Toyota has not released pricing or fuel economy information for the 2022 Tundra. It is expected that it will go on sale in the second half of this year. Starting pricing for the vehicle ranges between $34,000 for a basic model and $50,000 for an offroad TRD PRO. The city average fuel economy is 13 mpg and the highway average 17 mpg. The Tundra is produced by Toyota at the same plant as the Tacoma midsize pickup truck in San Antonio, Texas.