Toyota Canada on Friday said its redesigned, full-size Tundra pickup will start at $46,850, shipping included, and comes with nearly two-dozen model and trim configurations.
The truck has been redesigned from bumper to bumper, inside and out for the 2022 model year.
It comes in five trim levels: the SR, SR5, Limited TRD Pro and 1794 Edition and Platinum.
Riding on a new global platform, the 2022 Tundra sheds the current version's longtime 5.7-litre V-8 in favour of a more efficient twin-turbo 3.5-litre V-6 that makes 389 hp and 479 pound-feet of torque. A new 10-speed automatic replaces the current version's six-speed automatic, while a new optional hybrid system — arriving later in 2022 — tuned to improve towing capabilities as well as fuel economy boosts power output to 437 hp and 583 pound-feet of torque.
Toyota says the new V6 engine is 25 per cent more fuel-efficient than the outgoing V8 engine, with a fuel consumption of 13.5/10.6/12.2 L/100 km (city/highway/combined).
Engineers also ditched the current version's leaf spring rear suspension in favor of a new multilink coil spring setup to improve ride and handling.
The entry-level 2022 Toyota Tundra 4x2 SR is offered with the double cab and a choice of 6.5-foot bed, with an MSRP of $46,850, or an 8.1-foot bed, starting st $47,350, shipping included.
The 2022 Toyota Tundra 4x4 SR is offered with a choice of double cab with 6.5-foot bed, starting at $50,150, including shipping, or CrewMax cab with a 5.5-foot bed, beginning at $52,150, with shipping.
The cabin will boast a standard 8-inch touch screen and an available 14-inch version that will run an all-new infotainment system developed in-house by Toyota Motor North America's Texas-based Connected Technologies team.
Every Tundra also features a comprehensive safety package, including Toyota Safety Sense 2.5.
With the redesign, Toyota aims to thrust the longtime laggard back into the competition with the Detroit Three and give the brand its best hope in years to pick up some share in the highly profitable segment.
“We’re confident that we’ve created a full-size pick-up sure to grab the attention of truck fans across Canada – regardless of what they’re driving now,” Cyril Dimitris, vice-president, Toyota Canada Inc., said in a statement.
With files from Automotive News.