Toyota Tundra Capstone Named WardsAuto 2022 10 Best Interiors & UX Winner

Toyota Tundra Capstone Named WardsAuto 2022 10 Best Interiors & UX Winner

Designed, engineered and assembled in the USA, the 2022 Tundra Capstone is the most capable, most advanced Tundra to date. A host of advanced and connected technologies found throughout Tundra Capstone are perfect for drivers seeking a premium experience with intuitive features and controls.

The large 14-inch multimedia touchscreen is standard on Capstone and controls the new Toyota Audio Multimedia system designed and developed by Toyota’s Plano, Texas-based Connected Technologies and Toyota Connected software innovation teams. The infotainment system offers a first-class user experience thanks to fast processing, clear images and intuitive touch and natural voice control.

With Intelligent Assistant available through Drive Connect*, simple phrases like “Hey Toyota” wake up the system for voice-activated commands such as directions, points of interest (POI), adjust audio controls, change cabin temperatures or even small tasks such as windshield wiper cycles to clear dew from the driver’s field of view. remove. Cloud navigation, offered through Drive Connect, provides real-time, over-the-air updates for maps and POIs, and Google POI data is integrated to ensure up-to-date search capabilities. The new system also supports standard wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto™ compatibility.

The new Toyota Audio Multimedia provides simultaneous Bluetooth connectivity for two phones. A Wi-Fi Connect plan provides LTE connectivity for up to five devices, effectively turning Tundra into an AT&T hotspot* and the ability to link your separate Apple Music and Amazon Music subscriptions to the vehicle with integrated streaming. The Tundra Capstone complements the auditory experience with a 12-speaker JBL Premium Audio system.

“From the outset, the team started developing solutions that would exceed customer needs and deliver great, personalized, connected experiences,” says Connor Hill, global user experience designer, Toyota Connected. “With this system, we are leaping into the future with our largest touchscreen ever and are already starting to send customers over-the-air updates based on their feedback. At the end of the day, the driver’s needs and wants should always come first.”

The 2022 Toyota Tundra was the first Toyota model to feature this all-new Toyota Audio Multimedia system. It has started to spread to a handful of other models, with screen sizes ranging from 8.0 to 14.0 inches diagonally.

Tundra Capstone helps earn its place on the “2022 Wards 10 Best Interiors & UX list” with new features and comforts, including a power tilt/slide panorama roof with power sunshade, heated and ventilated front and rear seats, a two-tone white and -black interior with dark American walnut woodgrain upholstery, heated steering wheel and much more. The Tundra Capstone is the first North American Toyota vehicle to feature semi-aniline leather, which is usually reserved for luxury sedans.

“Capstone is our answer to appeal to customers who prefer an ultra-premium, high-performance experience in their trucks,” said Kevin Hunter, president of Calty Design Research. “The interior features refined materials and high-level craftsmanship, with a leather treatment uniquely selected for Capstone white and black, along with custom seat perforations that are both modern and ultra-premium, and complimented by a rich authentic wood tone.”

“The luxurious Toyota Tundra Capstone is on our list for 2022 by combining space, comfort and technology in a great way,” said WardsAuto editor and judge Jim Irwin† “We loved the black and white interior color scheme, the blue mood lighting and the high-tech features, including a 14-inch touchscreen running Toyota’s new multimedia system.”

added Christie SchweinsbergWardsAuto Editor and Jury: “Our jury found using the new MMI system less overwhelming than comparable systems from other OEMs, thanks to its simplified menus and large icons, both of which make for easy operation. The 10-inch head-up display was also a tech stunner in the tundra.”

The annual Wards 10 Best Interiors and UX competition evaluates new or heavily redesigned vehicle interiors and user experience technology, with scores based on a variety of metrics including design and aesthetics, comfort, materials, fit and finish, connectivity and infotainment, displays and controls, as well as advanced driver assistance systems and value.

The Toyota Tundra Capstone is among the Wards 10 Best Interiors & UX winners at AutoTech: Detroitheld together with WardsAuto Interiors & UX Conference June 8-9 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Michigan

About the all-new 2022 Toyota Tundra

The all new 2022 Toyota Tundra was redesigned from the ground up. Designed, engineered and assembled in the USA, the Tundra is available in a variety of grades, including SR, SR5, Limited, Platinum and 1794 Edition, which are now available at dealers. Both the TRD Pro and the new halo class, Capstone, will arrive at dealerships this spring.

About Toyota

Toyota (NYSE:TM) was part of the cultural fabric in the US and North America for over 60 years and is committed to advancing next-generation sustainable mobility through our Toyota and Lexus brands, plus our nearly 1,500 dealers.

Toyota directly employs more than 39,000 people in the US who have contributed to the design, engineering and assembly of nearly 32 million cars and trucks at our nine plants. By 2025, Toyota’s 10th factory will be in North Carolina will begin production of automotive batteries for electric vehicles. Toyota has more electric vehicles on the road than any other automaker, and electric vehicles will account for more than a quarter of our North American sales in 2021.

To inspire the next generation for careers in STEM fields, including mobility, Toyota launched its virtual education hub on with an immersive experience and the chance to virtually visit many of our US manufacturing facilities. The hub also includes a range of free STEM-based lessons and curriculum through Toyota United States Foundation partners, virtual excursions and more. For more information about Toyota, please visit:

Senior Manager, Communication
Toyota Connected North America, Inc.
Corey Proffitt
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SOURCE Toyota Motor North America