2020 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro, Changes, Diesel

The current generation of Tundra has been around for more than a decade and it looks like it will be for next couple of years as well. Latest reports suggest that the Japanese manufacturer has finally started to work on the next-generation model. However, the third generation won’t be ready so soon. All this indicate that the 2020 Toyota Tundra is about to continue in the same way. However, there are some interesting novelties rumored. The most important is definitely a new engine. It looks like we are about to see a diesel engine in the offer as well. This will definitely bring lots of benefits in terms of working capabilities and fuel economy. On the other side, the rest of the truck will probably remain unchanged. The most we could expect would be a few more standard features and color options.

2020 Toyota Tundra side view

 

2020 Toyota Tundra Engines and Specs

The biggest novelty for the next year will be a new diesel engine. We count on a familiar unit that comes from the Renowned company Cummins. It will be the same V8 unit that powers Nissan Titan, which features 5.0 liters in displacement. A max output goes around 310 horsepower and 555 pound-feet of torque and we don’t expect bigger changes in these space. Considering the same output, we could expect a similar towing capacity as well. The Titan can tow up to 12.700 pounds, so we could expect something similar to the 2020 Toyota Tundra Diesel as well. Also, count on a much better fuel economy.

Rest of the engine lineup is about to remain unchanged. Count on two familiar gasoline engines, both with eight cylinders. Base models will continue with a familiar 4.6-liter V8, which delivers around 310 horsepower and 329 pound-feet of torque. A bigger 5.7-liter is the same unit you can find in the Land Cruiser. It is good for 381 horsepower and 401 pound-feet of torque. Both engines are extremely reliable, but thirsty as well. In the best case, you can count on 15 mpg in the city and 19 mpg on the highway. Both engines are paired with 8-speed automatic transmission.

2020 Toyota Tundra engine

2020 Toyota Tundra Redesign

In terms of base design characteristics, the 2020 Toyota Tundra definitely won’t feature any important change. We are about to see a familiar layout, which has been updated for a couple of times during this long production cycle. The last time we saw a bigger change was three years ago when Tundra received the second facelift, which included lots of styling changes, as well as a new transmission. On the other side, most of the mechanics remained unchanged and will remain in the next few years as well. The best we can get from the 2020 Toyota Tundra would be a few more color options and similar things.

The new model will continue with familiar configurations, with two cab designs and three-bed sizes in the offer.

Interior

Same goes for the interior design. We definitely won’t see bigger changes. Despite several updates, the cabin of this truck definitely looks old. The dashboard shows some pretty archaic-looking styling elements, which clearly show that Tundra desperately needs a redesign. On the other side, the rest of the cabin is pretty functional. First of all, there is plenty of space inside this truck. As we already mentioned, there are two cab designs in the offer. Base models feature Double Cab layout, while a CrewMax cab is available as well.

In both cases, you can count on plenty of space. Both rows of seats offer plenty of legroom. Depending on the configuration of front seats, which come either as a bench or two bucket seats, seating capacity goes up to five or six people. The overall quality of the cabin is excellent, though most of the younger rivals feature more style and finer materials choice.

2020 Toyota Tundra interior

2020 Toyota Tundra Features

Tundra shows its age in many aspects, but this definitely isn’t the case. A list of standard equipment is particularly amazing in terms of safety features. Even the most basic versions are equipped with systems like adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, forward collision warning, and pedestrian detection. Things like blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, and parking sensors are available as well.

In terms of technology and convenience, the 2020 Toyota Tundra will also shine. Base models will feature things like a touchscreen interface, voice controls, USB ports, Siri Eyes Free etc. Much more come in higher trims. Some of the things you can get are a bigger touchscreen, 12-speaker audio system, power moonroof, dual-zone climate control, smartphone integration and much more.

2020 Toyota Tundra rear view

2020 Toyota Tundra Release Date and Price

We expect to see 2020 Toyota Tundra sometime in the second half of next year, most likely in last quarter. More precise details about launch date are yet to come. Price probably won’t change, so base models should go around 31.500 dollars. Competition in the segment is tough. Some of the rivals are Ram 1500, Chevy Silverado, Ford F-150, Nissan Titan etc.

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