The full-size frame pickup truck Toyota Tundra of the next, third generation was photographed on public roads without any disguise. The photo was taken by Carsoops reader Nick D, who accidentally saw a car in the parking lot.
As a reminder, in June Toyota published the first official photo of the new Tundra in the upgraded version of the TRD Pro. What a regular version of the Tundra looks like without a proprietary body kit was not known before.
Judging by the length of the rear doors, the photo shows the Double Cab version. Recall that the second generation Tundra (XK50) is available in three cab versions: Double Cab (four-door pickup), CrewMax (four-door pickup with an extended cab for rear passengers) and Regular Cab (two-door pickup, discontinued in 2014).
The new Toyota Tundra is expected to have springs in the rear instead of leaf springs. There will also be a sliding hatch in the rear window and a panoramic roof. According to preliminary information, the third-generation pickup will receive a 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V6 petrol from the new Land Cruiser 300. There it produces 415 hp. and 650 Nm. This is more than the 5.7-liter V8 (386 hp and 543 Nm) used on the outgoing generation Tundra.
The outgoing XK50 Toyota Tundra is one of the longest-lived cars on the US market: the current generation went on sale 14 years ago, in 2007.
The date of the public presentation of the new Tundra has not yet been disclosed.