It looks mighty.
A Toyota dealer has said that the new, third-generation Tundra is its most exciting new vehicle in years, and the Japanese automaker has further whet our appetites for its reveal by giving us a long-awaited teaser. We then heard that the truck would be available with new engine options, but official images of the vehicle have not been released yet. That said, we expected that a TRD Pro version would be part of the lineup to battle the likes of the Ford F-150, and now those suspicions seem to have been confirmed with leaked dealer photos showing the 2022 Toyota Tundra with styling enhancements that can only mean performance.
The leaked images surfaced on the Tundras.com forum, showing an aggressive stance and a large blacked-out grille with LED accent lighting, a light bar beneath the TOYOTA script, and a meaty hood. Orange clearance lights feature on both ends of the vehicle, with the rear tailgate boasting "TRD PRO" branding too. There appears to be new wheels as well as rock sliders.
The images aren't of the greatest quality, but much of the black accents on the bodywork appear to be modeled to look like forged carbon. Of course, the real stuff is too expensive for a vehicle like this, so what we're seeing is probably a vinyl wrap.
There's not much more we can glean from these images, but what's certain is that the Tundra TRD Pro looks truly menacing. As for performance, rumors suggest that the Tundra will be offered with a new twin-turbo V6 producing 450 horsepower and 500 lb-ft of torque. A 10-speed automatic transmission is expected to feature too, and economy should be vastly improved thanks to the fact that this configuration is said to be mated to a hybrid drivetrain. Toyota has only teased this new engine, so we don't even know what models it will go into, but so far, the new Tundra is shaping up to be epic.