Calgary, Alberta – Toyota Canada has unveiled the 2010 Tundra pickup truck, with an all-new, more powerful and more fuel efficient 4.6-litre V8 engine. The new model made its debut at the 2009 Calgary Auto and Truck Show.
The new engine is available on 4×2 and 4×4 2010 Tundra models. It produces 310 horsepower and 327 lb-ft of torque, with preliminary fuel consumption estimates of 14.0 L/100 km in the city, 9.9 L/100 km on the highway, and a combined consumption of 12.1 L/100 km. The new engine provides 12 per cent more horsepower but is 11 per cent more fuel efficient than the 4.7-litre engine it replaces.
The new engine features a cooled exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system, which reduces smog-forming emissions and improves overall fuel efficiency, and an acoustic control induction system (ACIS) to optimize power and torque output.
As with the Tundra’s optional 5.7-litre V8 engine, the new 4.6-litre V8 will be mated to a six-speed automatic transmission with a tow/haul mode to maximize performance when towing.
All 2010 Tundra models receive a freshened look, with redesigned front grille and taillamp design, along with driver and front passenger knee airbags, a redesigned seven-pin towing hitch wiring harness connector that sits above the hitch, and a lower glovebox shelf to help organize storage space. New packages will also give Canadian drivers more comfortable amenities, offering such items as Leather and Navigation Package on the 4×4 Double Cab SR5 model, and a 4×4 CrewMax Platinum package with 20-inch wheels, chrome accents, perforated leather heated and cooled seats, and USB audio input.
The new models will go on sale across Canada this spring.