After years of making very rad but very outdated trucks and SUVs, Toyota is finally making some big changes to its lineup. The 2022 Toyota Tundra will see a massive update to its suspension. The Tundra is foregoing its old tractor suspension and moving into something a bit more progressive.
What’s new for the 2022 Toyota Tundra?
Anyone who has ever spent any time driving off-road knows that suspension is more important than anything else. Between ground clearance and stability, there is little you can do off-road without these two things.
According to CarScoops, Toyota has released photos of the 2022 Toyota Tundra’s all-new suspension. Toyota is keeping most details pretty close to the vest but teased that it’s “turning over a new leaf” as the truck features a reimagined suspension that will “set a new bar for on- and off-road performance.”
What will this new Tundra suspension look like?
Although Toyota is acting opaque, the cute leaf quote is not overly cryptic. It is clear that the 2022 Toyota Tundra will be ditching the rear leaf springs in exchange for coils to match the front. This will make for a much smoother and more comfortable ride for future pickup truck buyers.
To add to the excitement, the Tundra TRD Pro is also getting a much gnarlier off-road suspension set up with the help of Fox off-road shocks. The new shocks are accompanied by a serious sway bar and a vibrant TRD-branded skid plate.
The 2022 Toyota Tundra is getting loads of new stuff
We have been seeing, bit by bit, a truly up-to-date Toyota pickup truck coming together with the 2022 Tundra. But before this, we haven’t seen any really significant updates for Tundra in nearly a decade. Needless to say, this overhaul is beyond necessary.
Aside from this new suspension news, Toyota has been heavily focused on updating the interior of the new Toyota. Once the new Tundra is introduced later this year, we will see a very different cabin. It will feature a new digital instrument cluster, a widescreen infotainment system, and new switchgear. They’ll be joined by a massive moonroof and a rear window that slides down.
There are even some new engines coming in and one old one going out
There are certainly some Tundra fans who were upset to see the classic 5.7-liter V8 dropped from the line. However, that engine has gone unchanged for over 10 years and is simply out of touch with the times. That said, Toyota officials promise a new smaller base engine option that is even more powerful than the old V8.
The going theory is that the Toyota will likely get something like the Land Cruiser’s twin-turbocharged V6 making 409 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque. Further murmurings suggest that Toyota’s statements about electric vehicles might mean there will be a hybrid version of the new Tundra.
If Toyota can pull all of this off and finally make its biggest asset feel a little better to buy by offering more value for cost, then the Tundra will be hard to top. Hell, it already was, and it had a 10-year-old V8 and a stark cabin.