Adding a 2019 Toyota Tundra could be game-changer for the brand. The current Tundra has been around since 2007 and has only been given a smallish update in 2014. So it actually makes it the oldest full-size truck on the current market.
The Tundra desperately needs a makeover and a big one as well. So it is not at all impossible to think that a 2019 model Tundra could be made. It does seem about right to do it. So we have comprised a rendering and an analysis on how this version could come to be.
Typically Toyota does not go all out and does not change too much when it comes to updates nor new generation models. With this one as a next-gen car, we are expecting the same kind of an update that they do with other cars. However they are probably going to approach this as they always do.That is, in a calculated fashion and that way try to revive the brand.
There is a significant job they are doing with the powertrain. There are some rumors that a V-8 engine is getting some additions. Doing some work on it could imply that they want to use this engine for the updated Tundra. The newest D-4S dual fuel injection technology could be the key here. This could function well for a new Tundra vehicle.
Here is our take on the whole 2019 Toyota Tundra matter.
Toyota is usually skimpy when it comes to drastically changing the car. Nevertheless, they did do a great job with the Camry model. This also leads us to believe that the Tundra may be given a similar update. It also helps to new that the Tacoma has only been revamped in 2016. This would lead us to believe that they might use the same type of elements for the Tundra.
If they follow the Tacoma formula, they would change the front fascia as well as the rear one. However, they would leave the doors and the roof intact. It will probably leave the reserved style of the car. But it will add also some pieces familiar from some other Toyota models.
The headlights are going to have the familiar Tacoma style. It will be followed by the emphatic fender bulges while LED features. This will also be a part of the front end. They might redesign lower bumper to bring a more masculine effect from the car.
We also see the new 2019 Toyota Tundra with bigger wheels. The currently offered vehicle gives us 19-inch ones. Yet, the competition has bigger ones at their display. This leads us to believe that we might get 20-inch or even 22-inch ones as some rivaling models have.
If not extending the cargo bed, we would like to see some other innovations present for it. It would be great to add a power outlet and a new tie-down system. These are just some wishes that we have. However, they are very useful for any user of a Tundra truck.
It would be very hard to predict the interior of the 2019 Toyota Tundra. Although we are anticipating that they share other ideas from their newer Toyota products, it is highly unlikely that they transfer them from the Tacoma vehicle.
Although the Tacoma is the latest one which was updated and received a more modern approach, historically speaking Tundra and the Tacoma have not shared any details. A more likely source is the Sequoia which could be a good way for the Tundra to update the inside.
What we would like to see is a whole new and updated infotainment system which comes with newest gauges. They might take some cues from other Ford and GM vehicles which have all kinds of amenities and a plethora of USB ports which this one could use to enhance its connectivity.
As far as spacing goes, we are not fans of this car growing larger It already possess enough headroom and shoulder room so the only thing that they might do is to address the comfort using the seats and pieces on the inside. A taller bench might make its way inside while some newly offered materials could be used as well.
Under the hood of the 2019 Toyota Tundra we have the biggest mystery of them all. There is not telling what they might do here, but the most that we can expect is that they update the current lineup of engines. The outgoing Tundra uses two engines, the 4.6-liter V-8 and the 5.7-liter V-8.
These engines have done their dues, that is for sure, and we feel that they are in dire need for an update. Transmission options include a 5-speed and 6-speed automatic and the vehicle also has an electronic 4WD system.
In order to update these two old engines we are probably looking at updates which include Toyota’s D4-S direct fuel injection and port injection. It will also see the transfer of the current Dual VVT-i variable valve timing system.
The engines need some improvement in all areas and we are talking both power, fuel efficiency and also towing capacity. That is why the primary engine should expand to 394 horses and 383 pound-feet of twist, which the stronger one can go up to 400 horsepower and 430 lb-ft of torque.
Possible Pricing and Release Date
If we are ever to get the 2019 Toyota Tundra that this is the perfect time. It has been a long time since the car has had any real work done. We do acknowledge the last update but simply see that it would take a lot more for this vehicle to get what it deserves. We expect the possible release date for 2019. However it is still not clear when exactly.
As for the price of the potential 2019 Toyota Tundra, we see that the model is going to push the mark for about $500 to $1,000. This would make the new Tundra available at around $50,000, which would still make it competitive as other trucks start at 10,000 higher.
This is one of the release we need a 2019 Toyota Tundra. Enhancing the competition in a segment is always a good thing. The Tundra has already been trumped by the competing vehicles in the segment. So it will do it a lot of good to update. Cars like the Ford F-150 and Chevy Silverado are considered as the top vehicles here. It would be very hard to remove them from the top.