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Tundra Redesign

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by jm1550, Oct 26, 2016.

  1. Oct 26, 2016 at 3:55 AM
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    Just curious if anyone knows when Toyota will update and redesign the Tundra with a new body style and engine ? My local dealer said maybe 2018 ?
     
  2. Oct 26, 2016 at 4:43 AM
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  3. Oct 26, 2016 at 7:29 AM
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    Thanks. Looking to upgrade from my Tacoma. Thinking I'll wait until the new model comes out.
     
  4. Oct 26, 2016 at 7:36 AM
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    Some people would advise against getting the 1st model of a new version truck, especially if they do indeed make changes to the motor.

    Obviously Tundra is the most reliable out there so there isn't TOO much to worry about (I'd say the 2014's were excellent for being the 1st version of a new model), but still something to consider.

    With the excellent resale value of these trucks you could also consider grabbing a good deal on one of the 2016 models while there are still some left, or even a 2017. Could always trade up once the new ones come out.

    Plus it isn't guaranteed that anything will change yet, IDK how much faith I would put into an "anonymous source".
     
  5. Oct 26, 2016 at 8:35 AM
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    5.7L engine/trans has been around since 2007. Proven engine/design. the 2014+ are more like a gen 2.5. mostly esthetics and interior.
    Now if 2018 is the "real" gen 3 then everything is bound to change but I would be hesitant to buy 1st or 2nd year..look at the new tacoma..plenty of issues. Granted not GM level but still. So like others said, grab a 2016 or 17 or else you might wait til 2020..my 0.02
     
  6. Oct 26, 2016 at 8:46 AM
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    It'll be interesting to see what, if any mechanical changes are made. Many are hoping they get on the 8 speed trans bandwagon. I just hope they don't follow the cylinder on/off like Chevy made.
     
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  7. Oct 26, 2016 at 8:48 AM
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    will they keep a V8 or go V6 turbo ?
     
  8. Oct 26, 2016 at 8:59 AM
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    I know this may not be a trend, but sure looks like one.

    I figure the new, redesigned BODY for Toyota will come out in 2020 or 2021. It seems to me, Toyota redesigns their tundras every 7 years. Starting with the first gen (00-06) to the second gen (07-13) and finally, to the third (14-?)

    Like I said, two instances don't make a trend but it is where it's pointing. :notsure:
     
  9. Oct 26, 2016 at 9:00 AM
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    i dunno, for the gen 3 tacoma, it was body and new engine/trans at the same time.
     
  10. Oct 26, 2016 at 9:11 AM
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    My guess is V6 Turbo Tundra in 2019 - 2020.
     
  11. Oct 26, 2016 at 9:13 AM
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    Not saying it couldn't or isn't going to happen. Just saying what I've figured would happen....could be wrong
     
  12. Oct 26, 2016 at 9:17 AM
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    Your thinking just body redesign?
     
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    Law, great minds think alike...;)
    https://www.tundras.com/posts/62364/
     
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    Yep I said that in post #8. No idea with engine, tranny, etc. that hasn't been changed since 2nd gen
     
  15. Oct 26, 2016 at 9:37 AM
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    What were, if any, the mid-cycle refreshes on the Gen 2s? I'm not too familiar with them, other than there wasn't any significant body / aesthetics changes from 07-13. I wouldn't think there were be much Gen 3 mid-cycle refresh for 18 either.
     
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    I know the grill surround changed slightly a few times in the 2nd Gens but yea not too much.
     
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    Yeah. Got thinner, tweaks here and there but nothing worth mentioning.
     
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    Maybe our european counter parts will share a diesel version truck with us in the near future. I wouldn't be mad about it. :anonymous:
     
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    hmmmm..Hilux...
     
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    All things considered. I would love to see the Hilux introduced to the US market.

    Speculation out there have pointed to a 5 liter turbocharged diesel V8 manufactured by Cummins for the Tundra. Which sounds awesome to me... personally. There have been R&D reports of Toyota working with Cummins but that's about it!
     
  22. Oct 26, 2016 at 3:46 PM
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    Thank so for the info. Thinking about a 2016 limited. Not sure if it makes sense to get a 2017 since it's basically the same truck as the 2016. Hopefully can get my local dealer down a few bucks on the 2016. Thanks again.
     
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