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6 lugs, new exhaust routing and more; 2022 Toyota Tundra spied!

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We got spy photos of the next-generation 2022 Toyota Tundra! While it is still heavily camouflaged, we can see several changes for the all-new truck.

And from the shots we received, it doesn’t look like a diesel engine is one of those changes.

We got more than a dozen shots of this truck in camouflage, so be sure to watch the video below to see all the photos we received of the next-gen 2022 Toyota Tundra.

2022 Toyota Tundra details spied

The spy photographer shared the following:

“Looking at our shots we can see the Tundra will gain a 6-lug setup. This prototype also maintains the street sweeper camo seen on earlier mules, which strategically hides the rear axle and rear suspension. Could Toyota be taking a page from Ram’s playbook with an air suspension option? Or even wilder, an independent rear suspension? Two years later, and we’re still left to speculate, but the engineers were extremely concerned when we tried to get a shot (down low) near the rear of the bed.

“Looking at the exterior it’s hard to see what’s really going on with all the camo, but we can make out LED headlamps and tail lights, a 6-bar grille with triangle-ish slats, towing mirrors, exhaust switched to the drivers side, and what appears to be a large sunroof. Inside there wasn’t much to be seen because of the massive amounts of camo, but we were able to catch a glimpse of a tablet nav screen.

“The next Tundra will ride on an all-new platform, internally called F1, that is said to be flexible enough to accommodate all Toyota body-on-frame pickup and SUV models globally. That means the platform will underpin not only Tundra, but also the Tacoma and the smaller Hilux not sold in the U.S. or Canada, as well as SUV models like the 4Runner and Sequoia.

“A new 10-speed automatic that first appeared in the Lexus LC and LS models is also slated for all of Toyota’s rear-drive vehicles, including the Tundra. Recent rumors suggest that the Tundra will ditch its gas 5.7L V8 for a hybridized twin-turbocharged 3.5L V6 setup that could make upwards of 455 HP. While we couldn’t confirm the hybrid setup in use on this prototype, we can confirm that we didn’t hear a V8 growl.”

The bottom line on the 2022 Toyota Tundra

Currently, the Toyota Tundra is arguably the oldest truck on the market with a powerful yet awful-on-gas engine, a subpar interior and unrefined ride comfort — not to mention it lacks all the new technology trucks offer today.

This new Tundra should quickly close the gap on its competitors, and there is a lot of anticipation from Toyota fans and buyers on what it will be like.

Hopefully, it is a good one. Toyota has a lot riding on this.

UPDATE! 

We just got this image as well from another source.

2022 Toyota Tundra

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Tim Esterdahl

Automotive Journalist Tim Esterdahl has been a lover of trucks and SUVs for years. He has covered the industry since 2011 and has pieces in many national magazines and newspapers. In his spare time, he is often found tinkering on his '62 C10 pickup, playing golf, going hunting and hanging out with his wife and kids in Nebraska.

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