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Spy Shots—’22 Toyota Tundra Breaks Cover In Metro Detroit

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  1. SID297

    SID297 OWNER/ADMIN Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 27, 2003
    Myrtle Beach, SC
    From SEMA:


    After almost two years of seeing Tundra mules running with front and back camo, we officially have our first look at the next generation truck.

    Looking at our shots we can see the Tundra will gain a 6 lug setup. This prototype also maintains the street sweeper camo seen on earlier mules which strategically hides the rear axle and rear suspension. Could Toyota be taking a page from RAM’s playbook with an air suspension option? Or even wilder, an independent rear suspension? Two years later and we’re still left to speculate, but the engineers we’re extremely concerned when we tried to get a shot (down low) near the rear of the bed.

    Looking at the exterior it’s hard to see what’s really going on with all the camo, but we can make out LED headlamps and taillights, a six-bar grille with triangle-ish slats, towing mirrors, exhaust switched to the drivers side, and what appears to be a large sunroof. Inside there wasn’t much to be seen because of the massive amounts of camo, but we were able to catch a glimpse of a tablet Nav screen.

    The next Tundra will ride on an all-new platform, internally called F1, that is said to be flexible enough to accommodate all Toyota body-on-frame pickup and SUV models globally. That means the platform will underpin not only Tundra, but also the Tacoma and the smaller Hilux not sold in the U.S. or Canada, as well as SUV models like the 4Runner and Sequoia.

    A new 10-speed automatic that first appeared in the Lexus LC and LS models is also slated for all of Toyota's rear-drive vehicles, including the Tundra. Recent rumors suggest that the Tundra will ditch its gas 5.7L V8 for a hybridized twin-turbocharged 3.5L V6 setup that could make upwards of 455 hp. While we couldn’t confirm the hybrid setup in use on this prototype, we can confirm that we didn’t hear a V8 growl.

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  2. Z06

    Z06 Well-Known Member Established Member

    Jan 17, 2006
    They straight jacked the F-150 camo!
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  3. Nolly

    Nolly New Member

    Jul 4, 2020
    New Jersey
    Interesting....I bought a 2013 Tundra Rock Warrior brand new 7 years ago. I have not had one single problem with it but also maintained it well. I'd be interested in model year 2022 but damn the price of trucks have skyrocketed since I bought mine. Tacoma's are now going for what I paid for my truck. I'll never buy a full size truck again because of price. I like Toyota trucks as my dad has owned 4 and my ex wife is on her 3rd. They are reliable as hell but just don't enjoy paying $40k+ for a Tacoma.
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  4. roadracer247

    roadracer247 Well-Known Member Established Member

    Sep 24, 2004
    Bay Area
    Tundra's are great trucks. I'll take simple and reliable. Less and less of that nowadays...
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  5. Snaketamer

    Snaketamer CAM-tastic Established Member

    Jan 1, 2003
    At the keyboard
    Breaks cover??? I couldn't tell if that's a Tundra, Ram or F150... These spy photos are laughable!
  6. Corbic

    Corbic Well-Known Member Premium Member Established Member

    Apr 14, 2015
    Desert Oasis
    Render based on the leaked pilot build photo.

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    Rumors, V8 is dead, twin turbo six, maybe a hybrid and Coil spring rear that maybe IRS.

    If it's IRS I suspect that's the end of Toyota Off-Road Trucks (since the 4runner and Tacoma will be the same).

    I also know it's going back to 6-lug, I suspect back to the Tacoma pattern, so I wonder if they are also rolling back the rear axle housing too.

    The death of the V8 will be a potential body blow. 5.7 was so popular on the 2nd Gen that they killed the V6, 4.7 and 4.6.
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