For 2016, we may see big changes for the Toyota Tundra. According to WardsAuto, Toyota is planning to offer a 5.0-liter Cummins V-8 diesel engine in the next-generation Tundra.
Diesel engines are a great choice for those who want more torque power and great efficiency. Practically every diesel engine achieves better fuel efficiency than its gasoline counterparts.
Improved fuel efficiency is a major goal for essentially all automakers as tougher CAFE regulations in the U.S. are coming soon. By 2025, automakers are expected to have a fleet average efficiency of 54.5 mpg and diesel engines are a great way to work towards that goal.
WardsAuto also says that Toyota had been working on an in-house diesel engine in 2007 and 2008, but when the economy took a turn for the worst, it shelved the project. Now, if the Cummins diesel is well-received, Toyota may pick up the project again.
What do you think? Would you choose a diesel engine for your next Toyota Tundra?