2022 Toyota Tacoma New Engine Canada – Say goodbye to the Tundra’s V-8 engines, because Toyota’s big pickup will reportedly enter the world with a V-6-only powertrain lineup. Look for higher-end Tundra variants to utilize a variant of the 416-hp 3.4-liter unit found under the hood of the Lexus LS500. Lesser Tundras will likely employ the naturally aspirated 278-hp 3.5-liter V-6 engine of the Tacoma (possibly massaged to produce more than 300 horses).
2022 Toyota Tacoma New Engine Canada
Given Toyota’s hybrid history, the brand may offer the 2022 Tundra with a gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain option, putting it on the vanguard in a segment that is just now warming up to electrification. Such a setup will allow the Toyota truck to properly compete with the 2021 Ford F-150 and its available hybrid powertrain.
2022 Toyota Tundra’s Truck-Like Looks
Despite its relatively radical mechanical changes, the 2022 Toyota Tundra is anticipated to evolve upon the styling of today’s truck. That’s no bad thing, as the current Tundra has finally grown into its skin—the original version looked like a four-wheeled fish of some sort—and comes across as innocuous enough, if not fully handsome. Still, look for the big Toyota truck to sport a brasher front-end design incorporating a large grille and tall hood, providing the new Tundra with a flashier mug.
Initially filed on December 2019, U.S. patent (US20200208601) was made public on July 2nd, 2020. The patent indicates that Toyota is developing an engine that uses high compression for enhanced performance and reduced emissions. We don’t know if it’s a gas or diesel engine.
Toyota engine patent document.
I’ll try to avoid going through the minutia of how high compression work. It’s easiest to say that more power is exacted by the engine with minimum use of fuel. More force is exerted on the piston, which is higher on the compression stroke than normal. This creates additional push on the expansion stroke, creating more power without burning additional fuel.
This technology is not new, diesels have used it for years and gas engines now use it often. In addition to the extra power (which means less fuel usage for power, thus less consumption) the system burns very clean.
In the patent, one of the notations states that the process they are creating will mitigate smoke. We believe that is a reference to exhaust gases. Now, that’s what caught our attention. This is where it could mean a diesel engine, which is intriguing.
First of all, Toyota already builds high compression gas engines. The Dynamic Force Engines used in a variety of four-cylinder vehicles. It has a proven track record for power and efficiency. They, along with Mazda and other automakers, have proven the benefits of high compression over the long run.
Is this a diesel engine?
Having a high compression diesel engine that can burn off excess “smoke” would be a boon to any vehicle. Imagine, not having to use DEF to convert NOx to nitrogen and water? There have been some systems in the past that used a variety of other methods (including ultra high heat) to combat NOx – but this could be a game changer.
Right now, nearly every 1/2 ton truck sold in the United States has a six-cylinder diesel variant. Not counting Nissan, the rest build a version of a 3.0-liter diesel that tends to be much more efficient than the gas equivalent. There are some drawbacks, including DEF, additional weight and pricing issues. By building a lighter, more efficient diesel engine, some of those issues can be addressed. A diesel that doesn’t need additional (costly) plumbing for its exhaust system.
This is all based on conjecture, but it is intriguing to think about the possible applications of such a power-plant. What do you think? Would you buy a diesel Toyota Tundra, or even a diesel Toyota Tacoma?
Inside, the new Tundra will welcome Toyota’s latest Entune infotainment technology. This includes an available 12.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system and a large head-up display unit. Toyota’s full Safety Sense suite of goodies are sure to be available, too, including automatic braking, advanced radar cruise control, automatic lane centering and lane-keep assist, and much more.
2022 Toyota Tundra On-Sale Date And Price
Although we expect Toyota to unveil the 2022 Tundra before the middle of next year, we don’t anticipate the model rolling forth from Toyota’s San Antonio, Texas, factory and reaching dealerships until the end of 2021. When it arrives, the 2022 Tundra may sport a base price close to that of the current truck’s approximately $35,000 figure, or the brand might reintroduce lower, less-equipment-rich trim levels to the lineup in an attempt to capture fleet or entry-level buyers. No matter what, opting for four-wheel drive, more technology, a larger cab or bed, and more powerful or advanced powertrain options will raise the truck’s cost. Plan to spend north of $55,000 to get into the 2022 Tundra’s pricier trims.