We received an anonymous tip with insider information that claimed that the top of the line model of the next-generation 2021 Toyota Tundra will be powered by a gas-electric hybrid system that will offer big power and efficiency numbers.
This is not an official report from Toyota.
2021 Toyota Tundra
The inside source claims that Toyota’s full-size truck will use a version of the company’s 3.5-liter turbocharged V6 engine in combination with an electric motor / lithium-ion battery system. Reportedly, this powerplant is very similar to the one used in cars such as the Lexus LS 500h.
In the Lexus the current system produces 354 horsepower and 33 MPG on the highway. The source says that the system is more powerful for the new Tundra, and will reportedly produce in the neighborhood of 450 hp and 500 lb-ft of torque, while getting 30+ MPG rating.
According to the source, the body cab & bed of the new Tundra have not yet been finalized, but it’s getting close.
We will keep you informed about any new information that comes out about the next generation Tundra.
Please let us know in the comments below what you think about the potential of this gas/electric hybrid system in the Tundra. Many people also expected to see a hydrogen fuel-cell electric system in the Tundra, but there is not production based information about this yet.