One of the most popular full-size off-roaders has been recently added to the list of Toyota’s vehicles that should come back with major redesign as 2020 models. Although it hasn’t been officially confirmed yet and it’s mostly been based on rumors at the moment, the arrival of the new Tundra and its top end TRD Pro has been keenly anticipated among the fans of off-road adventures.
The true fans mostly know what to expect when it comes to exterior design of the 2020 Toyota Tundra. Namely, this model will hit the market as a full-size pickup truck, probably available in two configurations – a double bed and a crew max. A rumor has it that the upcoming Tundra might also bring back its single cab configuration, but we should wait and see ourselves. When it comes to innovations, the 2020 Tundra should be riding on a brand-new platform that might be shared with its cousin Toyota Land Cruiser. Other improvements are expected in terms of suspension system and towing capacity as well in order to keep its reputation of being an excellent off-roader. The new Tundra will be available in several trim levels with TRD Pro having the best equipment but also the biggest price. It has also been said that the upcoming Tundra will share lots of its styling features with its popular relative Tacoma, especially in the front part.
The interior of the 2020 Toyota Tundra has been sort of a mystery at the moment, but we believe that it should undergo some serious changes and improvements in terms of comfort, technology and safety. Its cabin should be spacious enough to accommodate up to five passengers, but it hasn’t been quite known as the most comfortable among its rivals. The driver might also expect a brand-new steering wheel, bucket seats and even a panoramic sunroof in those higher trim levels. The center console will reveal a larger infotainment touch-screen with latest high-tech features and connectivity options. The new Tundra will get its Toyota Safety Sense P as standard, as it has been the case with the Tacoma. This package includes systems such as autonomous emergency braking, a rearview camera, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert and lane keep assist.
- a brand-new platform and transmission
- more than one engine choice
- xcellent off-roader
- lower fuel economy than its rivals
- not officially confirmed.
Although it hasn’t been official yet, the 2020 Toyota Tundra should use a powerful V8 under its hood. In fact, it will offer more than one engine choice. One of the possible versions is to keep its outgoing 4.6-liter V8 in the base model and a 5.0-liter V8 as an option. Also, a 5.7-liter V8 could be seen. Be that as it may, a rumor has it that Toyota might introduce a brand-new transmission, either an eight-speed or a ten-speed automatic. We are waiting for more information, but we believe that the new Tundra won’t be as fuel efficient as it rivals once again.
2020 Toyota Tundra Release Date and Price
The release date of the 2020 Toyota Tundra might be expected in the second half of 2019, but it hasn’t become official yet. The price of the base model should start around $33,000.