Rumors currently circulating amongst car enthusiasts have it that the 2019 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro Diesel is due for arrival next year. The Tundra model has been on-sale since 2006 and remains the oldest truck in the North American auto bazaar. Since its arrival, nothing much has changed as it still offers the same engine and looks pretty much the same as before.
The Japanese carmaker has finally elected to give the Tundra TRD Pro Diesel a major facelift ahead of its release in mid next year. Although the details as of now are scarce, we believe the new generation model is set to introduce all the essential overhauls.
2019 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro Diesel – Significant Updates
A reliable source reports that the 2019 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro Diesel becomes competitive as the new version has received significant updates over its predecessor. This truck will offer a great experience, so it matches and exceeds a lot of its key rivals. Most importantly, it is set to convey the best reliability records that make it a highly dependable vehicle on the market.
Toyota has done tremendous changes to the car’s bodywork. This including a revamped front and rear fascia, door, roof, and sills. Tundra’s reserved styling likely stays intact, though other Toyota products will influence it. Its headlights borrow inspirations from the Toyota Tacoma’s lights, and the fenders will bulge a little.
The 2019 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro Diesel also brings new LED daytime running lights, fog lamps, and turn signals. The car’s lower bumper could feature a robust design with a false skid plate that presents an aggressive look. Our renderings reveal a revamped chrome grille with a prominent Toyota emblem.
The current Tundra uses 18-inch rollers, the biggest rollers available on the Tundra. We’ve had reports that the range-topping Tundra versions are due to receive 20-inch wheels with optional 22-inch wheels.
Interior styling and cosmetics in the 2019 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro Diesel
The 2019 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro Diesel could bring an inbuilt 110-volt power outlet alongside a revised cargo tie-down and in-wall storage boxes. Access to the bed will be easy, and we are likely to use either a ladder system or a bumper step to get into the bed. The Tundra truck is expected to incorporate Tacoma’s interior design cues, although the two vehicles have traditionally had different dashboard designs.
Tundra’s styling and cosmetics would trickle down to the Sequoia SUV. Therefore, we expect to find a family-friendly and intuitive design with a lot of interior space. Toyota has plans to update the gauge cluster and the infotainment display. The ongoing Entune system has been obsolete, and it doesn’t have Android Auto or Apple CarPlay. Every single car in the lineup has a single USB port but lacks an option for the 110-volt outlet. GM and Ford have USB ports, and they all offer an optional household plug.
The CrewMax version is unlikely to grow bigger due to its competitive levels of shoulder room, legroom, and headroom. Nevertheless, a sizeable rear bench adds comfort and increases under-storage space. Adding an entirely leveled bed is a welcome design as well. We hope the new Tundra maintains its roll-down rear window—a feature we embraced during our test drive.
2019 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro Diesel – Powertrain Output and Transmission
The 2019 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro Diesel gets two engine alternatives—a 4.6l V8 and 5.7l V8. The 4.6-liter option is a replacement for the 4.7l V8 engine that came up in 2010. Both engines will comes with a 6-speed automatic transmission. Plus an electronically controlled FWD system that provides better traction in hostile conditions.
These two engines are set to undergo significant overhauls regarding fuel economy, transmissions and power. Toyota will incorporate the D4-S direct port fuel injection system, and the manufacturer will carry over the Dual VVT-I valve timing system.
The 5.7l engine might use the sec-gen version of the D4-S to achieve around 381-hp and 401-lb.ft of torque. Toyota needs to shoot at least 400-hp and 430-lb.ft of torque to compete favorably in the market. This would facilitate an increase maximum towing rating above 10,500 pounds.
2019 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro Diesel – Availability and Estimated Cost
Toyota has stayed quiet as far as price and release date goes. However, the new 2019 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro Diesel will arrive before 2019 and will take on the inbound Ram 1500.
It seems the incoming 2019 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro Diesel will be more affordable than the previous model. Odds are the upcoming Tundra will start at around $32,000.