It looks like the all-new 2020 Toyota Tundra Diesel is on its way, after years of waiting. Despite the company’s famous full-size truck is highly capable, it is very old and starts to show its age. The current, second-generation Tundra came eleven years ago, which is a clear indicator that Toyota desperately needs something new to boost up the sales of this vehicle, especially if we consider that pretty much all competitors are at least two times younger. In fact, few of them came completely new just recently.
In order to attract wider range of potential buyers, the Japanese manufacturer will offer a diesel version for the first time. This will bring significant benefits in terms of both fuel economy and towing capacity. Expect to see the new 2020 Tundra Diesel maybe already in the next year.
2020 Toyota Tundra Diesel Redesign
The process of development of new highly modular unibody platform, known as TNGA, has been finalized finally. The new version of the company’s bestsellers like Camry or RAV4 came completely new and Toyota’s engineers finally have enough time to focus on truck-base part of the lineup, which is very old. A new architecture is under development and it will be used not just for new 2020 Toyota Tundra Diesel, but for the next-generation Land Cruiser, Sequoia etc.
The biggest advantage of the new architecture will be massive weight savings. According to our reliable insiders, Toyota engineers are working on a new chassis, which will utilize a lot of lighweight materails, which will significantly reduce overall weight of the vehicle, while keeping the same dose of rigidity, or even improve it. This will have a highly positive effect in many ways, including fuel economy and overall performances.
2020 Toyota Tundra Diesel Styling and Interior Design
The new-generation Tundra will get a new styling as well. The famous truck seems a little bit out date in these days, which in not wonder, considering that it came in 2007. Though, there were few updates during these eleven years, but overall shape has remained pretty much the same. The new 2020 Toyota Tundra Diesel, just like other Tundra models, will get a new design language. We still don’t known how it will look like, but there is no doubt that the visual appeal will be increased significantly compared to the current model. Most likely, the new 2020 Toyota Tundra Diesel will come in all three familiar cab designs. Those are single-row Regular Cab, Double Cab and Crew Max. On the inside, expect to see significant improvements as well. This would mean both new interior layout with new materials and plenty of advanced tech features.
2020 Toyota Tundra Diesel Engine
For the first time, this full-size truck will come with an oil-burner in the offer. Though we are still waiting for official information, there is no doubt that the new 2020 Toyota Tundra Diesel will use a familiar engine from Cummins. It is the same unit that powers new Nissan Titan XD. It features displacement of 5.0-liters, while a max power goes around 310 horsepower and 555 pound-feet of torque. Of course, we won’t exclude some further tunings in the future. With such numbers, we can cunt on capabilities similar to the Nissan Titan XD. This truck can tow up to 12.700 pounds. The new 2020 Toyota Tundra Diesel could get slightly better results. Besides this diesel version, the next-generation Tundra should continue with a pallete of gasoline engine in the offer.
2020 Toyota Tundra Diesel Release Date and Price
Though many reports suggest new 2020 Toyota Tundra Diesel will come in a year or two, there is actually no official information at the moment. More details should be known in the future. When it comes to the price, this version will probably go somewhere between 35.000 and 40.000 dollars in its base variant