Rumors and various reports about a diesel version of the famous truck circulate for so many years, and it looks like 2018 Toyota Tundra with Cummins Diesel V8 engine will finally come. Those reports about Cummins engine are present for some time.
First reports about this version appeared in renowned car magazines back in 2014, along with the arrival of the current generation. However, the whole idea of the version with oil-burning powertrain is present for many more years. Back in 2007, the company presented a Tundra Dually Diesel concept car, but it never entered serial production. So, a long-awaited workhorse version of the famous truck will finally come.
This time, it will feature a completely new engine. It will provide much better performances compared to gasoline units, in terms of towing and similar things. We expect 2018 Tundra with Cummins Diesel V8 Engine to come somewhere in the next year.
2018 Toyota Tundra with Cummins Diesel V8 Engine
Well, we should start with the most important part of the new version, new engine. As we already mentioned, there was already one concept version of the famous truck more than a decade ago. However, that version featured a ridiculously huge 8.0-liter inline-six engine, with around 300 horsepower and 600 pound-feet of torque. This time, we will see something much more appropriate for the serial production.
The 2018 Toyota Tundra will come with Cummins Diesel V8 Engine. For this occasion, it will probably feature a max power of more than 310 horses and more than 550 pound-feet of torque. This huge amount of power will provide amazing performance. However, the main thing about this engine is a huge boost of torque, compared to gasoline engines. This is significant for towing and other working tasks.
2018 Toyota Tundra Diesel towing capacity
As we already mentioned, this is probably the most important aspect of the new version. Simply, Toyota wanted to offer a truck that will be competitive with US-made trucks that are superior compared to this model, when it comes to towing. So, the full-size truck will finally get a so-needed additional dose of torque, which will provide much better results.
As you probably know, the current version comes with three gasoline engines, but none of them is even close to Cummins unit in terms of torque. The most powerful 5.7-liter V8 is good for about 400 lb-ft, for example. So, what can we expect from the new 2018 Toyota Tundra Diesel? A much better-towing capability for sure. If we consider that this engine already powers another full-size truck Nissan Titan, we can expect similar results which mean more than 12.600 pounds of towing capacity for the new truck.
2018 Toyota Tundra Diesel features
In all other aspects, new 2018 Toyota Tundra Diesel will come with the pretty much same characteristics as standard gasoline models. So, expect to see the same design, which includes familiar design language of the brand. Also, expect same cab variants in the offer. The same thing is expected inside. We will a familiar dashboard layout, which will include hi-quality materials and plenty of standard features. For example, the new 2018 Toyota Tundra Diesel will come with things like 6.1-inch touchscreen, voice commands, climate control, 6-speaker audio system and many other things available as standard features.
Also, we will see a plenty of safety systems. Such as traction control, electronic braking system, brake assist system, parking assist, blind spot monitoring system and vehicle stability system, forward collision detection system with pedestrian alert technology.
2018 Toyota Tundra Diesel release date and price
If we can trust those reports that circulate on the internet, the 2018 Toyota Tundra Diesel will come already next year. When it comes to price, this version will cost much more than a base gasoline version, which is available at 31.000 dollars. Some reports suggest a starting price for diesel version around 40.000 dollars.