2018 Toyota Tundra News: Pickup Will Get Standard Automatic Emergency Braking Feature

Mar 20, 2017 09:30 AM EDT | Yen Palec

Several reports have pointed out that the upcoming 2018 Toyota Tundra will be the first pickup truck to sport automatic emergency braking as a standard feature. Called simply as AEB, this particular feature is usually treated as an option. However, recent studies have shown that it reduces accidents hence the decision to make it a standard feature.

The Japanese automaker also confirmed that the Toyota Tundra, along with the Sequoia SUV, will come in equipped with the company's new suite of advanced safety systems called Toyota Safety Sense-P. This safety systems will come is a standard feature as well, rather than as an optional upgrade, according to Consumer Reports.

Aside from these new standard features, there are also a handful of speculations discussing the possible specs of the 2018 Toyota Tundra. Some claim that there will be a new model which packs a 10-speed automatic drivetrain.

As for the engine, it is widely believed that the pickup truck will have a base 4.0-liter V6 engine. It is rated to have 236 horsepower. The top-end engine is a 5.7-liter V8 which is rated with 381 horsepower.

Recently, a handful of spy shots believed to be that of the 2018 Toyota Tundra has circulated in many motoring blogs. Despite being covered, it is quite obvious that the truck will feature a new front grille design with new headlights and hood.

Toyota has kept the official specs of the 2018 Tundra well under the radar. Though some details may have been leaked in the past, it is important to take this information with a grain of salt until the automaker releases the official specs list.

The 2018 Toyota Tundra is expected to make its official debut later this year. According to OppTrends, Toyota might unveil the truck at this year's Los Angeles Auto Show in November.

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