The Tundra Crew Cab is one of the better selling full-size trucks on the North American market thanks to its very reliable motors, great on off-road capabilities and among the greatest interiors on the marketplace. However, the truck has been released back in 2006 and it’s now among the oldest models in its class, so it isn’t actually a surprise that it simply doest sell as good as its competitors. In order to change that, Toyota has been planning an all new model for a few years now and this is expected to be released some time in 2018. Due to that, this Tundra Crew Cab will go by the name 2018 Toyota Tundra Crew Cab. The new model will not only bring a new platform as well as new engines but additionally, it will revamp the look of the truck and its price scheme.
Just as we mentioned, the plan of the 2018 Toyota Tundra Crew Cab diesel will change quite a bit over what the present model looks like. Our very best option would be that Toyota will borrow from the plan of the new Tacoma as well as from the plan of the International models which could result in an all new layout scheme that might be used at a subsequent date in their future models. Technologies such as fully LED lit headlights and tail lights, active aerodynamics for the front end as well as a new bed design will all be present on this new generation of the Tundra Crew Cab while options such as a TRD package that will include bigger tires, bead-lock tires, and even an upgraded suspension system will be available some time after the official launch.
Inside the cabin, the new Tundra Crew Cab diesel is going to sport an all new interior which will not just need to compete with all its rivals, but it will also need to outclass the present generation of the Tundra Crew Cab that’s still received among the very best out there. We expect it to find an all new design for its dashboard, a new sportier steering wheel as well as Toyots latest technologies such as their new infotainment and audio systems as well as a standard GPS tracking system with a remote assistance program which will allow Toyota to help the driver or even notify it about future servicing.
Engine Specs and Gas Mileage
Engine wise, both petrol engines will be upgraded with direct injection but our favorite is going to be the new diesel which has been rumored for quite a while now. At first, many people suggested that the 2018 Toyota Tundra Crew Cab diesel was going to receive a 4.5 liter V8 from the Land Cruiser which would have certainly did the job but it just ist up to the job of competing with the Cummins or Powerstroke versions currently available in the marketplace. In order to be at least able to match them, Toyota chose to work with Cummins and Nissan, so they went ahead and released an all new 5 liter turbocharged diesel V8 manufactured by Cummins. This engine can make up to 310 horsepower and over 555 lb-ft of torque while using just as much or even less fuel than a V6 petrol engine, all while offering much superior towing capabilities than a V8 petrol engine. This engine will then be mated to a specifically developed Allison transmission with 6 speeds which will be offered as standard on all diesel versions of the truck.
This is going to be the first model to incorporate a diesel in the range which means that the 2018 Toyota Tundra Crew Cab diesel is most likely going to be the cover of the range. While details are still scarce, we do have a rather good impression about the future generation because Toyota has been preparing for it for quite a long time now. We know that the new platform will see significant improvements in terms of durability, strength and weight because of the high strength steel construction and aluminum parts which Toyota will install in key areas of the truck. The suspension system will be entirely changed for something a little more comfortable on the street and more capable in off-road while its engines will probably be all new or at least updated quite a bit. The diesel version will be launched right after the official release which is expected to come at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show. The cost is still unknown for now but considering its competitors and the rather high-end trim level, we expect the diesel to come at a hefty premium over the petrol engine.