The leaked picture of the next-gen 2023 Toyota Tundra displays a slew of eye-catching aesthetic improvements. To begin with, the next pickup truck appears to be more attractive than its predecessor. New Tundra will also be built on a new modular architecture shared with the next-generation Tacoma, 4Runner, and Sequoia models.
The spied prototype appears to be an off-road-oriented TRD Pro model, based on the wheels and branding stamped into the tailgate. In any case, some speculations suggest that the 5.7-liter V-8 will be replaced by a new twin-turbo V6. The hybrid version is also on the way, but only as an option. Here’s all we know so far about the forthcoming Tundra and its upgrades.
2023 Tundra Redesign
The all-new 2023 Toyota Tundra will continue to dominate its segment. The appearance of this pickup truck has undergone major modifications. While the general shape remains intact, the next model has an entirely redesigned front end. In general, the design is reminiscent of the Toyota 4Runner SUV.
It has a large black grille with hexagonal holes and a massive Toyota logo on the front. Another intriguing feature is the LED light strip beneath the Toyota emblem, as well as the considerably smaller LED headlights. In addition, the vehicle sports subtle black fender extensions and stunning black wheels. The TRD Pro variant will introduce more equipment and new exterior colors, as always before.
The interior of the new 2023 Toyota Tundra will undergo significant changes as well. To begin with, the next model will be significantly more comfortable while maintaining the same seating configuration. Everyone will be able to sit comfortably since the Double Cab model offers up to 65.6 inches of shoulder space in the front. Moreover, Tundra provides 65.5 inches in the back. If you want additional space, the CrewMax cab provides even more space.
In terms of technology, we believe Toyota will make some adjustments as well. Some features from the previous generation, such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto will remain standard. Moreover, Tundra will introduce additional USB ports, including the type-c inputs. Toyota’s Safety Sense P suite includes more features than before. Adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, and pre-collision warning are just some of them.
New V6 and Hybrid Powertrain Options Are About to Happen
There is no word regarding the engine lineup of the 2023 Toyota Tundra at this time. Many people assume that the next truck will include various new powertrains to replace an aging 5.7-liter V-8 gasoline engine. The first contender is a twin-turbo V6 variant, which is already offered on several Toyota vehicles. This engine should generate about the same horsepower as the version it replaces.
The current V8 powertrain delivers 380 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque. New hybrid technology might be used in the future powertrain. Reportedly, the next-gen Tundra will borrow a 3.5-liter engine from the Lexus LS 500 model. Thanks to that, the new Tundra truck could generate 450 hp and 500 lb-ft of twisting power.
2023 Toyota Tundra Price, Release Date
The upcoming 2023 Toyota Tundra will now cost more than before. This means the price will start at around $36,000. On the other hand, the famous TRD Pro trim level will become available for about $50k or slightly above that. The sales will begin at some point next year, most likely in the first half of the year.