How the things are going with this full-size truck, it looks like we won’t see a redesign for a long time. Still, that doesn’t mean lack of novelties. Latest reports suggest that the new version, 2019 Toyota Tundra Diesel will come for the next year.
To remind you, the current generation of this famous truck is present on the market for a pretty long time. It came in 2006. Of course, there have been several updates so far, but the core is still the same. The aged design makes this truck less competitive in such high demanding class.
However, this truck still has a lot of things to offer. For the next year, the most important novelty will be a new engine option, 2019 Tundra Diesel. Exact details are yet to come, but we can presume some of the base characteristics.
2019 Toyota Tundra Diesel without significant changes
Speaking of design in general, we don’t expect significant changes compared to the current gasoline version. Although old, this truck has been updated for a few times, so its look seems pretty decent. The chassis might be old but still provides excellent capabilities. This model comes on par with much younger trucks. So, count on excellent performances in all conditions. Also, towing capabilities are pretty good and will be even better after the arrival of 2019 Toyota Tundra Diesel. Compared to the base model, this version won’t have many differences. Base design will remain the same, as well as styling.
On the inside, expect to see a familiar dashboard layout, but slightly different instrument panel, which is usual for diesel-powered vehicles. When it comes to equipment, it is still unclear how long the list of standard features will be.
2019 Toyota Tundra Diesel features
Just like we mentioned, more precise details about standard equipment for this version are yet to come. It is still unclear will there be several trims in the offer, or the 2019 Toyota Tundra Diesel will be treated as some kind of a special version. To remind you, the current gasoline version comes in four trim levels. This model should be positioned somewhere in the middle, with numerous standalone options, as well as optional packages.
So, count on standard features like 7-inch touchscreen, HD and satellite radio, traffic information and a navigation app, automatic dual-zone climate control, power-adjustable front seats etc. As we mentioned, another possibility is to see a new engine offered through the current range of trims.
2019 Toyota Tundra Diesel engine
Now let’s talk about the most important part of 2019 Toyota Tundra Diesel – engine. This version should feature one pretty familiar unit.
It is a 5.0-liter V8 engine from Cummins, which delivers around 310 horsepower and 555 pound-feet of torque. It will most likely come in a pair with a 6-speed automatic transmission. So, the new version should benefit a huge torque boost, which will provide far better-towing capabilities. Besides the new oil-burner, this truck will continue with familiar gasoline units.
There are two of these in the offer. The base one has a displacement of 4.6 liters and delivers around 310 horses and 327 pound-feet of torque.
On the other side, an optional 5.7-liter engine delivers 381 horsepower and 401 pound-feet of torque.
2019 Toyota Tundra Diesel release date and price
Although more precise details are yet to be announced, it is pretty much for sure that the 2019 Toyota Tundra Diesel will come in the second half of the 2019 year.
When it comes to the price, some rough estimation would go between 33.000 and 34.000 dollars.