The next generation Toyota Tundra went on sale December 2021. And, an all-new Capstone grade was announced just a few months ahead of the on-sale date for the hybrid-powered Tundra models.
With all of this truck news, Toyota is auctioning two of the first i-FORCE MAX Tundras at Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale, Arizona, with all proceeds going to the Toyota U.S. Paralympic Fund. The fund is a first-of-its-kind program launched by the company in an effort to further support Team USA’s Paralympic athletes as they pursue their sport dreams, according to Toyota.
Over the weekend of January 29-30, 2022, Toyota will auction a Tundra Capstone with VIN 001 and a Toyota TRD Pro VIN 002. These will be two of the first i-FORCE MAX hybrid models assembled at Toyota Motor Manufacturing San Antonio.
The truckmaker noted that 100% of the hammer price from both 2022 Tundras will go to benefit the Toyota U.S. Paralympic Fund. This fund directly impacts the lives of eligible U.S. Paralympic athletes aiming to compete at the Paralympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 and those who competed at the Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020.
To date, more than 430 U.S. Paralympic athletes and hopefuls have received direct support from the more than $3.7 million raised for the Toyota U.S. Paralympic Fund, with contributions from across the country, including from Toyota dealerships. Individuals can also make additional donations here.
“In celebration of 50 years of the world’s greatest collector car auctions, we are excited to bring two 2022 Toyota Tundras to this year’s Barrett-Jackson Auction 2022 Scottsdale,” said David Christ, group vice president and general manager, Toyota Division, Toyota Motor North America. “Given the anticipation for the best full-sized truck on the market (our all-new 2022 Toyota Tundra), we’re looking forward to two exciting auctions that will benefit the Toyota U.S. Paralympic Fund in hopes to continue to drive more awareness for all Paralympic athletes and the Paralympic Games.”
The all-new Tundra Capstone was announced on January 11, 2022, and it serves as the flagship grade for the Tundra lineup. The 2022 Tundra TRD Pro is built on a CrewMax 4×4.
The auction, Lot #3005, will cross the Barrett-Jackson auction block on Friday, January 28, at approximately 6:30 p.m. MST. It will feature VIN 002 and will be one of the first two Toyota Tundra hybrid pickups to be sold in North America.
Offered only with Tundra’s new i-FORCE MAX 3.5L twin-turbo V-6 hybrid powertrain and mounted to a new 10-speed automatic transmission, this full-size truck will produce 437 horsepower and 583 lb.-ft. of torque.
The TRD Pro is equipped with such standard features as an electronically controller locking rear differential, Multi-Terrain Select (MTS) and Crawl Control (CRAWL), Fox off-road shocks, and a 1.1-inch front suspension lift. TRD Pro comes with a new durable sheet-molded compound 5.5-foot bed, and a maximum towing capacity of 11,170 pounds.
On Saturday, January 29, the Toyota Tundra Capstone VIN 001 will cross the stage as Lot #3007 at approximately 4:30 p.m. MST. The Capstone is loaded with chrome accents, standard 22-inch chrome wheels, standard luxury-grade leather throughout the cabin, side acoustic glass for noise reduction, a large 14-inch multimedia touchscreen, 10-in. color heads-up-display, power steps, panoramic moonroof and much more. Like TRD Pro, Capstone is powered by the new hybrid i-FORCE MAX powertrain that produces 437 hp and a massive 583 lb.-ft. of torque.
“Supporting philanthropic initiatives is the very foundation of Barrett-Jackson,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “Over our 50-year history, we have helped raise more than $135 million for many nonprofit organizations doing exceptional work in our communities, and we look forward to continuing these all-important efforts in Scottsdale with the auction of these new hybrid trucks from Toyota to benefit the Toyota U.S. Paralympic Fund.”
Those interested in beingThe truckmaker noted that 100% of the hammer price from both 2022 Tundras will go to benefit the Toyota U.S. Paralympic Fund.