Like AutoGuide.com on Facebook. The next-generation Toyota Tundra will receive a version of the same Cummins diesel powerplant as the next Nissan Titan pickup. The Tundra will utilize a 5.0-liter turbo-diesel V8 from Cummins to power its next-generation Tundra, which is likely to make its debut in 2016 according to Ward's Auto.
First it was Ward's Auto and AutoGuide that reported Toyota would be getting a Cummins motor, and now Car & Driver is saying the same:. Come 2016, the option list for the next-gen Tundra will include a Cummins 5.0-liter turbo diesel. That oil-burner is predicted to be rated at 300+ horsepower and, in true diesel form, more than 500 lb-ft of torque.
The Tundra has pretty much flatlined at around 116k trucks manufactured per year. The demand for a HD truck just isn't there for them. Since Toyota is the largest producing auto manufacturer in the world, they know what markets are profitable and what would be a ball slapper.
The toughest rivals of the new Tundra will include Ram 1500, GMC Sierra 1500, Ford F-150, Nissan Titan, and Chevy Silverado 1500. Engine and performance of the 2018 Toyota Tundra Diesel. If the latest news appears to be true, the 2019 Toyota Tundra Diesel will finally receive a diesel powertrain under its hood.
So does anyone have solid information if the Cummins will be coming out in 2016? Recently had my 5.7 Tundra stolen from a home burglary and have been waiting to purchase a new one based on the Cummins being released. For my situation, pull a 9-10.5K toyhauler once or more a month and the diesel would help.
I own a 2001 Tundra 4×4 and a 2016 Tundra 4×4 and love it. I also own a 2004 F-350 DRW and love that as well. I love driving my Tundra but need the extra towing and hauling capacity. Now if Toyota would just come out with a diesel that compares to the F-350 capabilities, I'd be all over it in a heart beat.