Toyota Tundra is the biggest Toyota’s truck offered in the US. Compared to a small Tacoma, it is a beast of almost double its size. 2015 year models are already announced and are now one powertrain short as 4.0L V6 was cut. Below, you can read short and important details about new 2015 Toyota Tundra Diesel.
2015 Toyota Tundra Diesel Review
What does it spell for Tundra which had problems with fuel efficiency in the past and still has them now? We can only guess, but diesel engine would surely do the trick. Now, what do they think out there in Toyota, we don’t know, but it would really be good if they finally started listening to their customers and for once did something for them.
Ever since Tundra diesel Dually project truck was unveiled in 2007, people speculated about diesel Tundra. However, this didn’t happen, and it would be unrealistic to expect Dually’s huge powertrain to cut it for production. More viable option would be 4.5L twin turbo diesel V8 engine which puts up 261 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque, but we’ll have to wait for it at least until 2016.
Design – Exterior and Interior
2015 year models which have been carried over don’t offer anything new. The same could be expected from next year models too. That means: wide hexagonal chrome grille, small headlights, raised hood with thin airdam and pronounced wheel arches up front. At the rear, vertical tail-lights and big wheel arches will also remain. Depending on a trim level, bumpers and scuff plates can be made of aluminum or chrome.
Interior of a possible diesel model would share all the features most of Tundra’s have. The question is, where in the lineup would it be positioned, and the answer is probably somewhere in the middle. This means that it would have all the advanced features available, but wouldn’t offer high-end interior furbishings. 7-inch touch screen with navigation, Bluetooth, USB, smartphone connectivity, premium audio system and possible leather seat upholstery with heated front seats would probably be diesel model Tundra’s features. As far as safety is concerned, it would have eight standard airbags, all of the available stability controls, and some advanced electronic features with a possibility of blind spot monitor with cross traffic alert with some cab configurations.
Fuel economy ratings would be healed if Toyota decided to incorporate a diesel powertrain in its full-size pickup. Numbers would probably stand in low twenties mpg combined in that case. If diesel powertrain becomes offered with Limited model, its price could be in upper thirties.
2015 Toyota Tundra Diesel Release date
It is hard to guess when, but it is clear that Toyota sometimes must add diesels to its truck lineup. Toyota Tundra doesn’t have it in 2015, but it might well get it next year.