Toyota has begun tests of hybrid modification pickup Tundra

Toyota has begun tests of hybrid modification pickup Tundra

June 11, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

Journalists captured a rather unusual prototype of the updated Japanese pickup Toyota Tundra. It is reported that this is nothing more than a hybrid version of the car.

In Michigan (USA), a strangely disguised test mule of a Japanese pickup Toyota Tundra is spotted. According to the photographers, at the exit from the traffic lights, the only sound emanating from the pickup truck, which was moving at a speed of about 48 km / h, is “electrical noise”. This suggests that this may be our first look at the upcoming hybrid version for a full-size truck.

The guys from Toyota camouflage the front and back of this prototype, so good that to consider the updated exterior is almost impossible. The false radiator grille looks a bit different than it is now, including due to the larger Toyota logo in the center.

According to a recent rumor, the hybrid version of the Tundra pickup will use a 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged gasoline engine as well as an auxiliary electric motor as the main engine.

Similar installation equip model premium Lexus, which is part of the company Toyota. If the power of this hybrid motor in a luxurious Lexus LS 500h sedan is 354 horsepower, then according to rumors, this figure will increase to 450 hp for a pickup truck. (677 Nm).

Another rumor suggests that, in stock, the Japanese brand Toyota has a common platform that can be used for new versions of the Tundra and Tacoma trucks. The new architecture will increase the sharing of components by different models, which in turn will reduce the financial costs that are allocated for their creation. It is reported that automaker engineers are also going to electrify in the future cars that will be created on the basis of the new platform.