More leaked images arrive ahead of this month's debut.
The Toyota Tundra was last completely redesigned back in 2007. Later this month, the all-new third-generation model will enjoy its official debut. The Japanese automaker has already released a few teaser images plus a complete exterior shot of the 2022 Tundra but we've yet to see full interior shots. That changes today.
What we're looking at are interior spy shots without any camouflage. We can now clearly see the control knob and surrounding buttons on the wide center console just behind the thick gearshift lever. Moving upward and you'll see the massive new touchscreen display flanked by a pair of vents.
We don't know its exact size just yet but by the looks of things, it's at least 12 inches, which will match those of its Ford and Ram rivals. Physical buttons, presumably for HVAC functions, can be found directly beneath the screen. There's also plenty of console storage space for things like extra-large bottles and, possibly, laptops. Again, see Ford.
As usual with Toyota, expect high-quality build materials throughout the cabin. Cheap plastic touches are no longer acceptable. Other previously known Tundra details include the expected new engine, a twin-turbo V6 rated at around 450 horsepower and 500 lb-ft of torque. Power will be routed through a 10-speed automatic transmission with hybrid assist.
The V8 option is not expected to continue, which makes sense given the state of things today. A full-on hybrid or plug-in hybrid powertrain is very likely in the near future.
The exterior styling is very much an evolution of that of the outgoing truck, and that's not a bad thing. The new Tundra boasts a chiseled look up front and distinct character lines above the wheel arches. TRD Pro models will receive their own unique grille, wheel designs, and other off-road-necessary features. Toyota is expected to debut the new Tundra at a big kick-off celebration in just a few weeks. Full details are just around the corner.