Toyota Tundra Trailhunter Previews Factory-Built Overland Trim

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Tundra Trailhunter Will Be a Factory OverlanderToyota
  • The Trailhunter concept revealed today at the 2022 SEMA show previews a new factory-built overland variant of the Toyota Tundra.

  • The Trailhunter concept has third-party add-ons available through Toyota's newly announced Associated Accessory Products.

  • Along with the new third-party accessories, the Trailhunter trim will also be offered on other Toyota models—presumably the 4Runner, Tacoma, and Sequoia.

While Ford and Ram are preoccupied with naming their high-performance pickup trucks after prehistoric monsters, Toyota is about to name a Tundra model after . . . something that hunts trails? To be fair, the Toyota Tundra Trailhunter concept revealed today at the 2022 SEMA show isn't intended to be an off-road beast; instead, it previews a new factory-built overland variant. Still, we think Trailslayer or Trailthrasher would've sounded cooler.

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Toyota says the Trailhunter concept features a unique suspension setup. Based on the photos, the concept appears to sit higher than most Tundra models. We'd wager that its elevated ride height is courtesy of the newly available factory-backed dealer-installed lift kit, which gives the half-ton truck an extra 2.6 inches of ground clearance. If that's not tall enough to clear all obstacles, the Trailhunter concept's underside is further protected by skid plates.

Third-Party Favors

What really sets the Trailhunter apart from other Tundra models is its assortment of third-party accessories. Among those adorning the concept are amber front fog lights, beefy front and rear bumpers, a low-profile roof rack, and a bed-mounted tent. There's also an ARB refrigerator installed in the cargo box, perfect for keeping refreshing beverages cool after a long day of hunting trails.

The third-party add-ons featured on the Trailhunter concept are part of Toyota's Associated Accessory Products. The newly announced program, which also applies to Lexus models, is meant to give customers greater customization options in a more streamlined way. Some notable third-party suppliers mentioned include ARB, Yakima, and Rigid Industries.

Trailhunter(s) Coming Soon

Although Toyota hasn't said when the Trailhunter trim will join the Tundra lineup, we're told it's coming soon. That makes us think it'll likely be offered as part of the 2023 model year, but we'll have to wait until the company releases more details next year.

We'll also have to wait to hear which other Toyota models are set to get the Trailhunter treatment. For what it's worth, the 4Runner, the Tacoma, and the Sequoia feel like no-brainers to add factory-built overland models. Stay tuned.

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