2016 Toyota Tundra could feature V-8 diesel engine


Toyota is the latest automaker to reportedly add a diesel option to its truck lineup.

The automaker could be including a diesel engine its 2016 Tundra, and our sister site, Equipment World, reports that it “will be ‘a version’ of the same 5.0-liter Cummins V-8 that will power the next generation Nissan Titan.”

Bob Carter, Toyota’s senior vice president for automotive operations, wouldn’t confirm or deny to Automotive News whether reports are true.

Equipment World points to a WardsAuto report, which notes that the Cummins engine is probably “a placeholder” for the automaker until it produces its own diesel engine.

The Cummins engine will likely deliver more than 300 horsepower and 550 pound-feet of torque to the new Tundra.