If we can trust those reports that circulate on the internet, it looks like that Toyota’s full-size truck is going to get a diesel version. The famous truck came as a product of company’s ambition to compete in the segment that is dominated by Ford, Dodge, and GM.
The original model came more than a decade ago and we have already seen one redesign. The current second-generation model is present since 2014. Its update should come soon and we are about to see a new diesel version. According to several reports, the new model will be a heavy duty version. This means that its main purpose will be heavy tasks.
So, this update will definitely bring more changes than usual. Also, several reliable sources suggest a concept version first, which could come already next year. After this concept, we will know more about this version and its eventual serial production.
Toyota Tundra Dually Diesel Concept design
As we already mentioned, the new model will most likely come in a concept form first. This will be a heavy duty version of the famous truck, so American trucks will get Japanese competitor in this segment too. So far, Toyota and other Japanese brands were present just in a light-duty segment. For this occasion, the world’s largest car manufacturer will introduce a heavier and much more capable version. This truck will be all about hard work. For this occasion, the company will install a new diesel engine, but also do several other modifications. In terms of dimensions, Toyota Tundra Dually Diesel Concept will be bigger than the current light duty. Expect not just a more massive body, but also longer wheelbase and more space, both inside the cabin and in the bed.
Toyota Tundra Dually Diesel Concept details
The Toyota Tundra Dually Diesel Concept will come bigger, but also with several other unique details. One of the most notable things will be a new styling. We can presume that the company already prepares a mid-cycle refresh of the base version, but this model will come with even more modifications. Besides expected tweaks at the front, this version will also feature a more massive body that will emphasize truck’s working appearance.
The new model will also have more pounds, not just because of the diesel engine, but for other reasons. Simply, we are about to see some chassis tweaks that will make Toyota Tundra Dually Diesel Concept stronger and capable for various kinds of heavy tasks. When it comes to the interior design, we are about to see the same cabin as in gasoline versions. Expect pretty much the same layout, although we could see some unique details too.
Toyota Tundra Dually Diesel Concept engine
The current light-duty version comes in three variants when it comes to engines. There are units with a displacement of 4.0, 4.6 and 5.7 liters. However, all of them are gas burners. On the other side, the new Toyota Tundra Dually Diesel Concept will come with an oil-burning engine. This will perfectly suit for a heavy duty truck.
Diesel engines bring many benefits to these types of truck. Since pretty much everything is about towing and hauling, you definitely can’t get enough torque and that is the area where diesel has a big advantage. The new version will most likely feature a Cummins engine. It has a displacement of 5.0 liters and max output of more than 300 horses and 500 pound-feet of torque.
Toyota Tundra Dually Diesel Concept features
Besides excellent capability, the Toyota Tundra Dually Diesel Concept will also come with plenty of conveniences. We are about to see the same level of comfort as on base models. This will include a 6.1-inch screen with the new infotainment system, 6-speaker audio system, voice commands, rearview camera etc. Expect also a whole bunch of safety features 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.
Toyota Tundra Dually Diesel Concept production
Although there is still no confirmation, it is expected that the Toyota Tundra Dually Diesel Concept will have premiere next year. Further details about eventual serial production should be known in upcoming months.