And it's "coming soon."
Just as Ford prepares to reveal the all-electric F-150 Lightning, another automaker is planning to shake up the full-size pickup truck segment. The existing 2021 Toyota Tundra has been around since 2007, but after what seems like an eternity spent waiting for a replacement, Toyota has finally teased the next-generation model. Toyota hasn't given us much to go on here, but this is our first official indication that a new Tundra will arrive soon.
"The future of Toyota trucks is bright with the all-new, next-generation 2022 Toyota Tundra leading the way," Toyota said in a press release. Along with this brief caption, Toyota released a single teaser image of the new truck along with a nine-second video showing the lights turning on from a dark silhouette.
The official teaser looks pretty similar to leaked images that emerged last year showing a completely new headlight shape with a more aggressive bumper and grille design. This teaser image suggests that the leaks are accurate, and Toyota is heading in a more burly styling direction with the next-generation Tundra. The truck will likely be wider than its predecessor, as evidenced by the marker lights positioned in the grille.
Toyota did not provide any timing along with the teaser, so we have no idea when the 2022 Tundra will make its official debut. The press release teaser mentions that the all-new Tundra is "coming soon," and Toyota will host a media event at its US headquarters in Plano, Texas, next month in June to show off new models. Perhaps we will get a sneak peek of the Tundra there.
The rumor mill has turned pretty slowly on the next-generation Tundra, but dealer sources claim it will target best-in-class figures that rival domestic trucks. Toyota is expected to drop its long-running 5.7-liter V8 engine in favor of a twin-turbocharged V6, possibly with hybridization to rival the F-150 Powerboost. We expect the 2022 Toyota Tundra to debut sometime this year.