New 2023 Toyota Tundra Redesign

New 2023 Toyota Tundra Redesign

New 2023 Toyota Tundra Redesign – The release of the rumored 2023 Toyota Tundra has truck lovers everywhere anticipating cold hard facts.

One thing we do know, however, is that the Toyota Tundra 2020 is dated. So the date, in fact, that some even say it is the worst truck on the market today.

The 2023 Toyota Tundra is due to ride the company’s latest truck chassis. Toyota New Global Architecture-F (or TNGA-F) reported that the Tundra’s body-on-frame base should benefit from the use of high-strength steel and other larger weight-saving materials.

New 2023 Toyota Tundra Redesign

New 2023 Toyota Tundra Redesign
New 2023 Toyota Tundra Redesign

As the Dodge Ram 1500, the next-generation Tundra will adopt a coil spring — replacing the current truck leaf spring — to go with the double behind its life. Such an arrangement will definitely improve the quality of the truck ride.

Toyota Tundra Specs

Likewise, we expect the 2023 Tundra lither to improve the maximum load of 1,730-pound models and the towing figure of 10,200 pounds. Of course, it should, with more modern light-duty competitors offering capacity that far exceeds the date figures.

Tundra pickup trucks are currently equipped with several standard features. But the current Toyota Tundra model is very long in gear. How will this older model survive until the official debut of the 2023 Toyota Tundra redesign?

It’s no secret that the Toyota Tundra desperately needs some major updates. Of course, it is equipped with Toyota’s standard safety range, which is quite competitive. It’s also easily one of the best off-road trucks you can buy in its TRD off-road trim.

Styling on our speculative studies is an unabashed collective mix of RAV4 and the new Highlander. Led headlights have a c-shaped DRL signature with high-mounted main beams.

The trapezoidal grille framed the chrome trapezoid in detail yet impressively shares visual linage with the current truck and its upper air intake, directing the eye along with an electric hood like RAM.

The view from the side is simple but muscular, while the sheet metal surface uses a taut tension in the fenders and lower door area. For a point of difference, there’s a black charging segment at the base of the pillar and a rear roof zone in another visual nod to the latest RAV4.

Out-back, the hotel has powered tailgates, Cadillac-style vertical LED tail lights, integrated bumper steps, and configurable modular beds.

2023 Toyota Tundra Engine

Toyota’s big pickup is reportedly about to enter the world with a range of V-6 powertrains only. Look for high-end Tundra variants to take advantage of the 3.4-liter 416-hp unit variant found under the hood of the Lexus LS500. The lower tundras are likely to use Tacoma’s naturally envisioned 3.5-liter V-6 engine ( possibly massaged to produce more than 300 horses).

Given Toyota’s hybrid history, the brand can offer the 2023 Tundra with gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain options, placing it at the forefront in a segment that has just warmed up to electrification. Such an arrangement would allow Toyota trucks to compete properly with the 2021 Ford F-150 and hybrid powertrains available.

Toyota Tundra Exterior

Although the mechanical changes are relatively radical, the Toyota Tundra 2023 is anticipated to evolve in the current truck style.

That’s not a bad thing because the current Tundra eventually grows into its skin — the original version looks like such a four-wheeled fish — and comes as quite harmless, if not entirely handsome.

However, look for a large Toyota truck to sport a brasher front-end design that combines a large grille and a high hood, providing the new Tundra with a flasher cup.

Underlying the new truck will be Toyota’s new F1 architecture shared with the next-generation Tacoma and Sequoia full-size SUVs. This bodes well for more roommates but higher quality with a plethora of technology and amenities.

If the latest Highlander is anything to go by, expect a 12.3 in touchscreen that combines Android Auto & Apple CarPlay, Amazon Alexa, 4G Wi-Fi connectivity, and minimal JBL audio systems.

2023 Toyota Tundra Interior

2023 Toyota Tundra Interior
2023 Toyota Tundra Interior

In it, the new Tundra will welcome Toyota’s latest Entune infotainment technology. Includes a 12.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system available and a large head-up display unit.

Toyota’s full range of Safety Sense items will also be available, including automatic braking, advanced radar cruise control, automatic lane centers, lane-keep assistance, and more.

But the interior feels as cheap as a generation, and –aside from the updated infotainment –the technology lags slightly behind. Unfortunately, the Toyota Tundra will have to fight until the 2023 debut of whatever Toyota has for the full-size truck segment.

And at this point, we can only hope that the debut will be time after all the upset that the global economy saw in 2020.

Toyota’s Safety Sense 2.0 will also be equipped with a series of driver assists that include low-light pedestrian detection, radar cruise control, steering-assist lane departure warning, lane tracking assistance, automatic high beam control, front & rear park assistance, and road sign detection.

2023 Toyota Tundra Powertrain

The new Tundra would use the ever-existing version of the Lexus brand, the 3.5-liter V6 hybrid, and the twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 under the ‘I-Force Max’ banner, the latter pumping 450 horsepower (335 kilowatts).

Whether this hybrid engine will complement or completely replace the 4.6-liter and 5.7-liter V8 units normally envisioned today remains unknown.

Power must be channeled to the rear wheels (or, optionally, all four) via a six-speed manual transmission or a 10-speed automatic. The truck will choose rear suspension and air coil spring and dynamic torque vectors with multi-terrain and trace modes for those who regularly go off track.

2023 Toyota Tundra Rivals

The new tundra has some hard work ahead if it wants a bigger slice of a full-size truck pie. Ford’s unstoppable F-150 will soon e future electrification, and the Chevrolet Silverado/GMC Sierra and RAM 1500 are a decent look. There’s Nissan’s Titan, while Tesla also wants to shake up the segment with a cyber truck fully electric.

2023 Toyota Tundra Release Date and Price

While we expect Toyota to unveil the Tundra 2023 before the middle of next year, we do not anticipate a rolling model from Toyota’s San Antonio, Texas, factory and reach dealers until the end of 2021.

When it arrives, the Tundra 2023 can use a base price close to the current figure of about $35,000 a truck, or the brand may reintroduce lower trim levels and less rich equipment to the lineup to capture fleets or entry-level buyers.

Whatever happens, choosing a four-wheel drive, more technology, a bigger cab or bed, and more powerful or advanced powertrain options will drive up truck costs. Plan to spend north of $55,000 to get into the Tundra pricier trim in 2023.

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