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2016 Toyota Tundra to get significant updates, possibly a diesel engine

July 22, 2015

According to a report on Pickuptrucks.com, the 2016 Toyota Tundra may get a diesel engine option and a mild refresh.

Toyota’s Tundra full-size pickup is currently offered only with a choice of : 5.7L, 4.6L, and 4.0L petrol engines. The rumour is that Toyota will use a version of the Cummins 5.0-liter V-8 ISV turbo-diesel engine (also to be used in the new Nissan Titan, due later this year) but neither Cummins nor Toyota have commented on this.

There will be changes to grille in certain models, specifically the SR5 and 1794 Edition trims, while most packages will look similar to the 2015 models. Also the Tundra will continue to offer the TRD Pro off-road trim. The 1794 Edition western-luxury premium trim be available with a more serious off-road package that includes bigger, wheels and tires, suspension by Bilstein, skid plates, tow hooks and more. Base variants of the 2016 Tundra will only come in Super White, black and Radiant Red colors, says the report.

All trim levels (SR, SR5, Limited, Platinum, 1794 Edition and TRD Pro) will also feature upgraded Entune audio technology. The blind spot warning and rear cross-traffic alert systems will be offered in all the premium-level variants (Limited, Platinum and 1794 Edition) as standard equipment.

The lower SR and SR5 trims will get it as part of the Safety & Convenience Package. A new, segment-topping 38-gallon fuel tank option will be one of the part changes and will come standard on some of the 5.7-liter V8 models, including the Limited, Platinum, 1794 Edition and TRD Pro Series variants. The trailer brake controller will be standard with bigger V8 option, but not available on the smaller 4.6-liter aluminum V8.

Pricing is expected be announced next month, concludes PickupTrucks.

[Source – PickupTrucks.com]

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