The Toyota manufacturer has decided to refresh its well-known pickup truck which has already been presented at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show. It is the new 2018 Toyota Tundra. However, this time it is expected to arrive with a diesel unit too and we are soon hoping to see the 2018 Toyota Tundra Diesel version.
The Toyota Tundra is the well-known pickup truck for which we cannot say that it is great but rather good, at least until it doesn’t get the much-needed redesign. Its interior is a bit outdated considering materials but it provides a comfortable ride. The safety equipment is very good, especially now with the 2018 model year when it has gotten more standard features. The current model has been on the market since 2014 and it has just received some minor upgrades. This time, the 2018 Toyota Tundra will get some upgrades considering technology and safety system and some refreshments of the front fascia particularly.
The Tundra is available in several trim levels. And those include SR, SR5, Limited, 1794 Edition, Platinum, TRD Pro and TRD Sport trims. Its main rivals on the market will be Chevrolet Silverado 1500, GMC Sierra 1500, Ford F-150, Ram 1500 and Nissan Titan.
2018 Toyota Tundra Diesel engines and performances
Under the hood of the 2018 Toyota Tundra will be placed two types of engines. The one will be a 4.6-liter V-8 which will be able to make 310 horses and the torque of 327 pound-feet. The stronger unit will be a 5.7-liter V-8 engine. This one will have the output of 381 horses and 401 pound-feet of torque. Both engines will pair with a six-speed automatic transmission. It will come standard with rear-wheel drive. However, there will also be an optional all-wheel drive configuration. Its towing capacity will go from 10,300 pounds and up to 16,000 pounds
As for the 2018 Toyota Tundra Diesel, the latest news indicates that it should finally feature a diesel engine. However, any further information is still unknown, and we will have to wait for the Japanese manufacturer to confirm it.
Exterior and interior design
The newest 2018 Toyota Tundra Diesel will most likely feature the same design as the standard version which has been slightly refreshed this time. The most visible changes are found on the front fascia. It has gotten a revised grille which, depending on a trim level, features a honeycomb or billet-style pattern. The headlamps have also been refreshed and the higher trim will add standard LED lighting.
When it comes to interior, the 2018 Toyota Tundra Diesel is spacious enough to welcome up to five passengers comfortably. The dashboard features a standard 6.1-inch touchscreen while the higher trims will receive a larger 7.0-inch screen. This time, the carmaker added adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning and automatic emergency braking as standard in all the trim levels. The base model will arrive with a USB port, Bluetooth, power locks and windows, air conditioning as standard. The SR5 will add satellite radio, chrome bumpers, HD radio, and a smartphone-connected navigation function. The higher trim will include leather upholstery, cooled and heated front seats, 20-inch wheels, JBL speakers, and so on.
Release date and price
The carmaker still hasn’t confirmed when the 2018 Toyota Tundra Diesel will go on sale. The pricing is also unavailable.