Toyota Tundra Australian Specification Detailed

There’s no official on-sale date yet, but the Toyota Tundra full-size pick-up isn’t far away from its highly anticipated launch in Australia. In fact, 300 of these right-hand-drive converted Tundras have already found homes Down Under, via the Tundra Insider Program. The pre-launch program sees 300 potential customers getting a taste of the Tundra on a paid Full Service Lease basis, reporting back regularly to Toyota Australia on their experience.

With that, Australian specification for the Tundra has also been confirmed, leaving just the price tag a mystery. The US-built Tundra is converted to right-hand-drive by Melbourne-based Walkinshaw Automotive Group. Modified components include the steering rack, instrument panel, firewall, headlights, cabling, harnesses, front seats, carpet and trim, with many of the new parts sourced from the Toyota LandCruiser 300 Series.

Spec’ed in a single Limited grade for now, the Tundra features seating for five with a 60/40-split rear seat back. All seats are trimmed in synthetic leather with 8-way power adjustment and heating and ventilation for the front pair. The same upholstery is also applied to the transmission shifter and steering wheel.

The cockpit boasts a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster with user-selectable information displays. However, head-up display (HUD) isn’t fitted.

A huge 14.0-inch centre touchscreen complements the digital instrument cluster. It supports Bluetooth, wireless Apple CarPlay and wired Android Auto connectivity, and AM/FM radio with sound from a 12-speaker JBL speaker system.

In terms of safety, the Tundra is equipped with an autonomous emergency braking pre-collision system with day and night pedestrian and daytime cyclist detection, lane departure alert, lane trace assist, emergency steering assist and automatic high beam.

Powering the massive ute is a 3.5-litre twin-turbo V6 petrol engine with 290kW at 5200rpm and peak torque of 650Nm between 2400rpm and 3600rpm. The engine is paired with a 36kW/250Nm electric motor and 6.5Ahr nickel metal hydride battery (Ni-MH) for a total system output of 326kW and 790Nm. This essentially means the Tundra is Toyota’s largest hybrid model ever.

The engine drives through a 10-speed automatic transmission and a part-time all-wheel drive system with a two-speed transfer case and automatic limited slip differential. The Tundra matches the Ford F-150 and Chevrolet Silverado, its two main rivals, with a maximum braked towing capacity of 4500kg.

2024 Toyota Tundra Australian Specification (Right Hand Drive)

Mechanical

  • 326kW, 790Nm 3.5-litre twin-turbocharged V6 powertrain
  • Ten-speed automatic transmission with Eco, Normal and Sport modes
  • Dual-range 4WD system with limited slip differential
  • Front double wishbone and rear multi-link suspension
  • Ventilated 354mm front and 335mm rear disc brakes
  • 122-litre fuel tank

Exterior

  • 20” Sports Alloy wheels with 265/60R20 tyres
  • Heated, power folding exterior mirrors with reverse tilt-down
  • Active front spoiler
  • Tub management system with side and back rails and moveable tie-down points
  • Towbar, 3500kg towball and tongue
  • 12-pin trailer wiring harness
  • Nine colour options with solid, crystal pearl, and metallic paint finishes

Interior

  • Black synthetic leather seats
  • Heated and ventilated front seats with 8-way power adjustment
  • Leather-accented steering wheel with controls for multimedia and driver assist systems
  • 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster with multi information display
  • 60/40-split rear seat back
  • Front and rear carpet floor mats

Safety

  • Toyota Safety Sense
    • Pre-collision system with day and night pedestrian and daytime cyclist detection
    • Active cruise control
    • Lane departure alert with steering assist
    • Lane trace assist
    • Automatic high beam
  • Blind spot monitor
  • Rear cross traffic alert
  • Panoramic view monitor
  • Four front and four rear parking sensors
  • ABS, vehicle stability and traction control
  • Trailer brake controller
  • Trailer reversing guide
  • Eight airbags
  • Two rear ISOFIX points

Comfort and convenience

  • Dual zone climate control with rear vents
  • Smart entry and start
  • Automatic lights
  • 5 x USB ports and 1 x 12V accessory socket
  • Wireless phone charger
  • Power windows and back glass
  • Door pockets with bottle holders

Infotainment / Multimedia

  • 14.0-inch touchscreen
  • 12-speaker JBL audio system
  • AM/FM radio
  • Bluetooth compatibility
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay / wired Android Auto compatibility

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