Report: 2016 Toyota Tundra could come with a Cummins diesel

The light-duty diesel pickup wars are still picking up momentum with automakers of the open-tailgated utility vehicle all producing their own at some point. For instance, Chrysler kicked it off either their EcoDiesel-powered Ram, while General Motors has a Duramax diesel inbound for their new medium-sized Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon trucks.

Recently, Nissan confirmed to be receiving diesel engine supply from Cummins for their pickups, which was also previewed with the latest Frontier Runner Concept from Chicago that utilized a Cummins diesel four-banger. Now, following rumors that Toyota will also work with Cummins, a new rumor popped up suggesting that Toyota will too be jumping on the Cummins train for the 2016 model year Tundra.

Details were sparse, though according to WardsAuto, the 2016 Toyota Tundra could come with an optional 5.0L Cummins turbodiesel V8. The next generation Nissan Titan is expected to utilize the same engine, which in that application, will churn out 300hp and 550 lb-ft of torque.

Source: WardsAuto

Chris Chin

Chris Chin is the Editor-In-Chief of egmCarTech and is a regular contributor to Automobile Magazine.

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