Is the 2019 Toyota Tundra Finally Going to Update the Line?

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.

Exterior

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.

Interior

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.

Drivetrain

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.

Rivaling Cars

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.

New Batch of Spy Photos of the 2019 Toyota Supra

last It appears that the 2019 Toyota Supra is going to become a reality. It has been years and there were a lot of rumors about this car making a comeback. But it all remained in the realm of rumors or teasers and we never got our vehicle. Now we have a pretty solid confirmation as we got the newest batch of spy photos. The photos show a camouflaged Toyota Supra which is nearing competition and getting ready for a production version.

The most recent news which the Supra received was that they were basing the FT-1 concept model on the Supra. But this was back in 2014. After the unveiling of the concept we didn’t learn much about the potential future of the Supra. However, in 2016 the certain prototypes were spotted. These are wearing the same kind of a design that we would expect to see from the Supra and also ones that had the FT-1 look for them. So we are looking at the first solid evidence of the 2019 Toyota Supra appearing.

Potential Release Date based on the Spy Photos

The 2019 Toyota Supra was spotted in September, which was actually a bit late as we presume. There were many prototype vehicles that did not have the look of a Supra model. So it did not lead us to believe that it is one. What we finally got was a batch of spy photos. This also helps us to determine the release date of the car. It is very much possible that the we are going to see vehicle  by the time for the 2019 model year. We are very much hopeful for this car to appear by then. Thus we are going to base our review and assessment of the new 2019 Toyota Supra using the  photos and the leaked information.

History of the Toyota Supra

The company built the original Toyota Supra as an answer for the Z based cars. Its most prominent rival was the Datsun which the Supra competed at the time. The story starts in 1978, however it took them until 1987 to make the Supra as we view it now. The model got its first turbochargers back then. After that it just continued to get better and more powerful. Improvements came in the form of better suspensions and braking systems. In addition, it improved the performance of the car. It also helped it reach a cult-like status in the market. Also, car enthusiasts frequently place the Supra in their top-ten vehicles list. The story lasted until 1999, when the Toyota Supra dissapeared and it was the last time we have seen it. That is, until now.

Potential Exterior Redesign

The exterior design of the 2019 Toyota Supra is mostly a mixture of both the FT-1 concept and the things that we saw from the spy photos. It is immediately noticeable that some of the aggressive parts from the concept have been dropped. Also the first thing to go was the ultra-aggressive nose which they removed. In addition, they toned down the entire car. Also, the production is more friendly that way. The split intake in the front is toned down. The headlamps are much different now as they are slimmer from the ones in the concept.

The back of the car still has some parts which are left from the concept. But they will probably remove them once the camouflage is dropped. So we can say goodbye to some pieces like the pop-up spoiler which they will substitute with a smaller trunk lid. The wing was a possibility but it will probably be excluded as well while the smaller taillights are pushed a bit towards the edges of the car. The model will retain the large exhaust tips but they are not going to be integrated within the bumper as there are cutouts made for them.

It appears that eth e2019 Toyota Supra will be hard-pressed to borrow any of its elements from the FT-1 concept anymore. But they do need to make this car sporty so a lot of the parts which are missing or that we do not get to see might be resolved with the style borrowed from the GT 86 model. It makes everybody happy and is a good opportunity for them to go on.

Interior

It was surprising that the paparazzi managed to get a picture of the inside of the 2019 Toyota Supra, but it still does not help at all. Most of it is still under the camo and hardly visible. It is very hard to determine how the car look and you will cannot really determine what elements they decide to keep. But we are certain that the inside is going to be as unique as the outside is. They will probably change the element which are not production ready and make this into a great production vehicle.

Toyota will probably not let the Supra get any of the sporty details and the aggressive pieces as they do need to compete with other cars in the segment which are offering different things. Namely, we are expecting to see leather and more premium materials in the cabin, or at least for the higher trims of the car, while other included pieces may come to new upholstery with contrast stitching and aluminum accents as well. The model will have a unique instrument cluster. This will house the necessary controls while racing seats are going to help with the comfort and convenience while driving.

Drivetrain, Output and Specs

There is no way to estimate the drivetrain of the 2019 Toyota Supra right now. It is the part of the car which has been speculated the most. Also, we have seen and heard a lot of things about it but without any solid proof. Base on the current trends it might just happen that the car starts using a hybrid powertrain and it would be a suitable option for the model to that direction. There were also some talks that a four-cylinder, V-10 engine that the discontinued Lexus LFA had could be implemented as well. The only change that they could make here is to use a smaller displacement and the V-10 might easily make it in the list of potential powertrains for the 2019 Toyota Supra.

But the latest rumor that has been going around and which came with the announcement of the spy photos is the V-6 hybrid system. People who have heard the sound that the engine makes are more than certain that a combination of electric components. If they implement this engine, implement we are potentially going to get an output of about 400 horsepower. The gasoline only option might also come down to the German based Z5 version. A turbocharged 4-cylidner or a 6-cyldiner option might work well it they get to develop it and implement it well.

Competition

The long awaited 2019 Toyota Supra has been away from the market for quite some time. The last model  had a very different market to face and there were a lot of different vehicles back then. Now in a more modern surrounding the only competitor which we can mentioned is the Acura NSX model, but it will depend a whole lot on how they decide to make the model and what additions they provide for it.

 

New 2017 Toyota Prius – Release Date and Info

If an outstanding fuel economy is what you are looking for, you shouldn’t look further than the new 2017 Toyota Prius. It also offers a significantly improved driving position, a better and quieter riding, and an ample cargo space. Its release date, although speculative at the moment, should be expected sometime in the middle of 2017.

2017 Toyota Prius side view, exterior, alloy wheels

The mildly redesigned Prius further cements its reputation as one of the best fuel-efficient vehicle you can find in today’s segment with its appealing ad-ons. However, this doesn’t mean that the Prius is coasting on its fuel consumption success. Much has been done on its exterior and interior departments in order to make it appealing to its existing customer base.

2017 Toyota Prius rear view, red color, taillights, tailpipe, alloy wheels

The exterior design remains much the same but a few tweaks can be seen on its front fascia especially the sharper creases throughout its outside. The changes may be challenging to like but they were nonetheless expected. The color palette carries over unchanged. Existing users of the Prius will find its interior intoxicating partly due to the technology galore available. The seats also receive additional bolstering and upgraded upholstery over the previous model.

2017 Toyota Prius side view, blue color, alloy wheels, headlights

But let’s keep it real folks! Anyone looking to buy a Prius will not be interested much in the interior appointments or the exterior design but more on fuel economy numbers. That said, EPA says we should expected a combined city/highway rating of 52 mpg. Well, is that too much than you expected? Guess what, there is the Prius Eco trim model that returns a combined rating of 56 mpg. Whoa! Now we are talking, aren’t we!

2017 Toyota Prius side view, blue color, alloy wheels

There is more to like on the Prius than the obvious one – fuel consumption. One standout that you’ll most definitely find compelling is the additional head-and legroom which is ample enough to keep 6-footers comfortable even on long trips. Also, it offers a more natural orientation than the outgoing model, which to some, offered a rather odd upright driving position.

2017 Toyota Prius rear view, alloy wheels, taillights

We could go on-and-on about the desirable credentials the Prius offers but the bottom line remains it’s an impressive hybrid vehicle that many people will without a doubt find desirable. Very few cars pose any real threat to the new 2017 Toyota Prius. Those that can dare though include the 2017 Toyota Camry Hybrid, and the 2017 Chevy Volt.

Offered Trims – 2017 Toyota Prius

Six trims are offered for the new 2017 Toyota Prius: Four Touring, Four, Three Touring, Three, Two Eco, and the base Two. Separate reviews are offered elsewhere on the blog for both the larger Prius V and the compact Prius C trim.

Exterior Colors & 2017 Toyota Prius Interior Pictures

Even though it’s released date is still a contentious issue at this point in time, our mules have compiled some of the features and accessories certain to be available on the Prius once it is offered.

2017 Toyota Prius front angle, auto show, headlights and grille

The Prius Tow base model offers standard accessories and featurs such as a 6.1” touchscreen display, cloth upholstery, keyless entry and ignition, LED running lights, 15-inch wheels, a rearview camera, a 60/40-split folding rear seat, LED automatic headlights, a height-adjustable driver seat, voice recognition, Siri Eyes Free, a USB port, a CD player, and Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity.

2017 Toyota Prius steering wheel, dashboard, lcd screen

The Two Eco steps up with a lightweight inflation kit, illuminated keyless entry, a lighter lithium-ion hybrid battery, and ultra-rolling resistance tires.

2017 Toyota Prius interior, leather seats, steering wheel

The Prius Three trim model gets you HD and satellite radio, white interior accents, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, 7-inch touchscreen, and smartphone app integration.

The Prius Four trim model offers pre-collision warning system, a full-speed adaptive cruise control, 17-inch alloy wheels, a unique rear bumper styling, lane-departure warning and mitigation assist, and LED clearance lights.

2017 Toyota Prius rear view, trunk, alloy wheels

2017 Toyota Prius Engine Specs

Under the hood, both the 1.8L four-cylinder engine and the pair of electric generators work in synergy to yield an output of about of 121 horsepower which is then fed to the front wheels via the unique electronically controlled CVT.

2017 Toyota Prius engine

A time of 9.8 seconds, a few tenths quicker than the previous model, is required to get past 60 mph with the 2017 Prius Three model.

EPA projects the fuel economy will stand at 50/54/52 mpg on the highway/city/combined with the Three, and 53/58/56 mpg with the Prius Two Eco.

Price & 2017 Toyota Prius Plug-in Release Date

2017 Toyota Prius Release date

The 2017 Toyota Prius’ release date should be expected in the middle of 2017. As for its price, rumors allege the window sticker will feature a base MSRP of $24,200.

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2017 Toyota Prius side view, exterior, silver color, alloy wheel and headlights

2017 Toyota Prius exterior, grille, headlights, alloy wheels, front view

2017 Toyota Prius exterior, front view, headlights and alloy wheels

2017 Toyota Prius side view, white color, alloy wheels, headlights

2017 Toyota Prius side view, red color, headlights and alloy wheels

2017 Toyota Prius rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

2017 Toyota Prius trunk