2017 Toyota Tundra Diesel – 2017 Toyota Tundra Diesel comes as a solution for auto fans that crave for a new truck with diesel engine under the hood. Toyota Tundra is known as one of the most popular truck in North US due to its interior, engine and off-roads ability. It’s not surprising that when Toyota announced they would release a new one with diesel powertrain, there were auto fans jump out of their chair and was curious to meet one. But we need to wait since Toyota will start to sell this variant in early June 2017. It’s still a year from now before you can see this truck on the street.
2017 Toyota Changes
We all know that this product has been in the US since 2016 and there were a lot of changes here and there that distinguish it from the old one. This time, if you’re expecting massive changes on the interior and exterior then you’ll go to end up disappointed because only the rim and grille that revised. Oh wait, don’t forget about more optional exterior color that can be chosen according to your desire. The rest is still the same with the 2015 model. Inside, you can feel comfortable whether as passenger or driver.
The dashboard looks clean and modern with black-painted panel that matches with the leather-trimmed seats. The aluminum sills illuminate the interior and create small details on the inside. Let’s wait until Toyota announces the trim levels so we can see the differences for each 2017 Toyota Tundra Diesel model. Overall, there’s minor change for the new Tundra Diesel for 2017. But still, this truck is worth to wait, though. It’s ready to do a battle with other trucks from RAM, Ford, and even GMC.
Engine and Transmission
Before we reveal about its diesel engine, let’s check out what other trim levels have to offer. The base model gets 4.6-litre engine with 310 horsepower and 325 lb –ft of torque which is enough for towing and hauling. Its gas mileage is quite impressive with 15 and 19 mpg, both for the city and highway. The other trim levels have hunger engine with 5.8-litre that capable of producing up to 300 horsepower and 400 lb –ft of torque. Both of them are V-8 engine with Fuel Flex system, this is a technology borrowed from Ford which is considered to be more powerful yet efficient.
Meanwhile, the new Toyota Tundra Diesel powered with Turbo Diesel and also this is going to be the most powerful among of all with 5.9-litre V-8. We all know that a lot of auto fans are expecting Cummins type than the regular V-8 but let’s just wait and see.
Price and Release Date
The MSRP for Toyota Tundra is starting at $ 25,000 for the base model. Meanwhile, the Diesel series is somewhere between $ 30,000 up to $ 48,000 because it has the largest engine capacity. Let’s see if this truck is good enough to combat with other diesel-powered trucks in the US marketplace.