The 2017 Toyota Tundra Diesel, the latest offspring of a worthy heritage of the full-size truck series by Toyota, will likely arrive on the market by the end of 2016 as part of of the new line-up of pick-up models announced by the Japanese auto maker.
To make it even more appealing, the model will be equipped by the Cummins 5.0-liter V-8 turbodiesel, which will go a long way towards meeting the ever increasing CAFE regulations.
Sadly, there is as yet no official information so we don’t really know how the upcoming Tundra will stack up against the opposition in terms of fuel economy and sheer horsepower, or hauling capabilities.
Exterior and Interior
The 2017 Toyota Tundra Diesel is still a big unknown when it comes to its sheet metal and design. However, we will probably not be far off the mark in predicting the model will retain much the same rugged looks as its famed predecessor, with a touch of novelty here and there. We are expecting restyled headlamps, including new LED inserts, as well as new taillights around back.
The fog lamps will probably get a new surround while still hugging closely the prominent trapezoidal grille with a distinct corporate badging. The standard features will include 17-inch wheels, slightly retouched for the new Tundra, while the optional 18- or 19-inch will be made available for the more advanced trims.
As for the cabin, the Toyota models are famed for functional and tech-loaded interior, so there is no reason the new Tundra will be an exception. The front seats will offer plenty of lumbar and lateral support, plus a four-way manual adjustment, which will also be installed in the back, which last time came in 40/20/40-split bench arrangement.
To cap it off, loads of technology features, which have by now become standard, are bound to make their way into the cabin, such as keyless entry, heated mirrors, a cruise control system, as well as air-conditioning, to name just a few.
The 2017 Toyota Tundra Diesel will be outfitted with a reliable Cummins 5.0-liter turbo diesel V8 engine, which is all the rage these days among the pickup truck manufacturers. The engine is said to be able to put out around 300 horsepower and 560 pound-feet of torque. But the chances are Toyota will manage to squeeze out a few extra horsepower and pound feet of torque.
2017 Toyota Tundra Diesel Release Date and Price
The 2017 Toyota Tundra Diesel will likely arrive on the market in late 2016. The pricing is expected to start at around $34,582 or (Lease $387/mo Finance – $496/mo)before added options.