The upcoming 2021 Toyota Tundra Nightshade has been introduced at the Chicago Auto Show. That means Toyota expanded the Nightshade treatment to three models now: Tacoma, Tundra, and Sequoia. Moreover, models such as Camry, Corolla, and Sienna are already offering the Nightshade version.
When it comes to the company’s trucks, Nightshade versions are limited to 5,000 units. If you opt for this model, you will get a dark appearance, unique color choices, premium cabin, and much more. Look at the Nightshade as an appearance package because nothing will change mechanically.
2021 Tundra Nightshade Looks Really Premium
Here’s an interesting fact. Most of the Nightshade Editions are based on Toyota’s SE trim level. However, pickup trucks are based on the upper Limited trim level. That means the 2021 Toyota Tundra Nightshade will be a very premium model. It makes a real stand out with its dark appearance. You will find plenty of black trims, especially on the side mirror caps and door handles. Moreover, darkened chrome grille is one of the exterior highlights.
The same grille sports new insert design. On top of that, front fascia comes with black fog light bezels and exhaust tip. To the sides, an 18-inch Dark Smoke alloy wheels are offered as standard. The very same rims can be found on the current Tacoma Nightshade model. As for the Tundra, it is available in Midnight Black Metallic and Magnetic Gray Metallic exterior colors. Unlike Sequoia, Tundra and Tacoma are also offering optional Windchill Pearl Look and Super White paints.
Luxury Interior You Need to Have
The all-new 2021 Toyota Tundra Nightshade will also get further interior improvements. Of course, the interior is also black. Unlike the other Nightshade editions, Tundra is based on the Limited trim level. Thanks to that, Tundra Nightshade will arrive with plenty of luxury. That includes black leather upholstery, badging, more standard equipment, and larger displays.
Overall, Tundra is getting some serious refreshments, so the Nightshade version will also benefit from it. You can expect an all-new touchscreen and more driver-assistance features. Everything inside will look more modern now, and more upright as well.
There Will Be No Mechanical Changes
Here’s the best thing about every Tundra model. This pickup will arrive with a new twin-turbo engine. The 2021 Toyota Tundra Nightshade pickup will also feature new powertrain. It is a 3.5-liter V6 that also powers the current Lexus LS500. However, exact engine specs are not available yet. According to our sources, a 10-speed automatic transmission will be offered as standard.
A 4.6-liter and 5.7-liter V8 should remain in the engine lineup. That means the 2021 Tundra will arrive with three different outputs. You can have a new Tundra Nightshade Edition with either a two or four-wheel-drive system.
2021 Toyota Tundra Nightshade Price and Release Date
As we said, the 2021 Toyota Tundra Nightshade will join the Camry, Corolla, 4Runner, and Sienna models. Moreover, Tacoma and Sequoia will also feature the very same treatment. The price is not available yet, but don’t expect anything affordable.
After all, Tundra’s Nightshade is based on the Limited trim level, which is a premium version. Unfortunately, this variant will be sold in 5,000 units only. The upcoming model will reach the markets this Summer.