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First 2022 Toyota Tundra Pickups Reach U.S. Dealerships This Week

The new-generation 2022 Toyota Tundra is already in production, the model has begun arriving at dealers.

The automaker debuted the long-awaited third-generation 2022 Toyota Tundra in September. This week is coming to an end, and it is marked by the launch of the next-gen Tundra production at the company’s plant in San Antonio, Texas, Car and Driver reported.

The first trucks are being delivered to American dealerships. So, the first owners will be able to test drive their freshly acquired Tundras soon, although only with the standard i-FORCE 3.5-liter Twin-Turbo V6 engine mated to a 10-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission with intelligence (ECT-i).

This engine is a replacement for the old 5.7-liter V8. It delivers 348 hp and 405 lb-ft of torque in the entry-level Tundra. For higher trim levels, this engine is more powerful, developing 389 hp and 479 lb-ft.

According to Toyota’s official website, the 2022 prices per trim levels are as follows: SR $37,645, SR5 $42,450, Limited $48,545, Platinum $58,685, 1794 Edition $59,385. The pricing includes Toyota’s Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee, excludes taxes, license, title, available or regionally required equipment.

Hybrid Tundra pickups with Toyota’s new iForce MAX system, including an off-road TRD Pro variant, will be available at a later time – in the spring of 2022. This powertrain produces 437 horsepower and 583 pound-feet of torque.

The truck tows up to 12,000 pounds – it is 1,800 pounds over the previous model towing capacity. The maximum payload is 1,940 pounds.

The 2022 Toyota Tundra comes with either rear- or all-wheel drive, in Double Cab or CrewMax configurations, with a choice of bed sizes: 5.5, 6.5 or 8.1 feet.

The base equipment includes 18-inch styled steel wheels, an aluminum-reinforced composite bed, an 8.0-ich Toyota Audio Multimedia touchscreen(a 14.0-inch one is optional), Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, Smart Key System with Push Button Start, Toyota Safety Sense (TSS 2.5).

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