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2022 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro Confirmed With Rear Coil Springs, Fox Shock Absorbers

Taking inspiration from the Ram 1500, the all-new Tundra TRD Pro is gifted with coil springs and a Panhard rod instead of leaf springs for the live rear axle. Customers who spend top dollar on the off-road trim level also receive Fox shock absorbers and underbody protection that includes a satin-finish bash plate.
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“Turning over a new leaf” is how Toyota sums up the hardware mentioned earlier, which isn’t exactly correct. If you ask me, “if you can’t beat them, join them” is a much better description because the Big Three in Detroit finally have a proper challenger in the guise of the 2022 model year Tundra.

The photographs released today also depict Falken tires of the all-terrain variety. The Wildpeak A/T AT3W measures 285/65 by 18 inches up front while the 2021 model year Tundra TRD Pro makes do with 255/70 by 18 inches. More specifically, those numbers work out to 32.5 and 32.1 inches.

Currently offered with a 5.7-liter V8 that develops a conservative 381 horsepower at 5,600 revolutions per minute and 401 pound-feet (544 Nm) of torque at 3,600 rpm, the half-ton pickup will switch to a V6 that promises better output figures and superior fuel economy. Expected to displace 3.4 liters, the force-fed engine is probably shared with the all-new Land Cruiser.

Officially advertised with 409 horsepower and 479 pound-feet (650 Nm), this plant is expected with hybrid assistance in the guise of a transmission-integrated electric motor. Such a setup would allow Toyota’s pickup to compete with the PowerBoost V6 option of the redesigned Ford F-150, which is good for 430 horsepower and 570 pound-feet (773 Nm) of torque.

To be fully revealed next month, the brand-new Tundra is the second nameplate to receive Toyota’s F1 body-on-frame architecture. Marketed as the TNGA-F, this platform will carry over to the next generations of the Tacoma, Hilux, Lexus LX luxobarge, Land Cruiser Prado, and 4Runner.

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