2022 Toyota Tundra Could Have a Hybrid V6 Engine

Toyota will debut the new Tundra full-size pickup truck later this year, and we’ve already gotten a glimpse at the new truck’s front end. Now Toyota is sharing a few details of what will power the new truck: the iForce MAX powertrain, and it could be a V6 hybrid.

The current-generation Tundra uses the 5.7-liter iForce V8 engine, which produces 381 horsepower and 401 pound-feet of torque. It’s paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. We expect that the new iForce MAX will be a hybrid drivetrain with either a twin-turbocharged or naturally aspirated 3.5-liter V6 engine because of three intake runners on each side and blue “MAX” lettering. A nonhybrid version of this six-cylinder makes 409 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque in the new global Land Cruiser. Toyota also says that an electric pickup truck will arrive soon, but it’s not clear if it’ll be a Tundra.

We’ve seen Tundra prototypes testing with covered rear suspensions, which suggest that the new trucks could ditch the current leaf-spring setup. The new truck could have coil springs, air springs, or even an independent rear suspension.

This new powertrain will broaden the Tundra’s appeal now that there are more hybrid and electric full-size pickup offerings available and on the way. Look for more information on the new Tundra in the coming months, and it should go on sale in the U.S. by the end of the year.

From: Car and Driver

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