Years and years are passing and we are still waiting for the redesign of the company’s famous full-size truck. The new generation is finally to come as 2020 Toyota Tundra. The legendary truck, famous for its unbeatable durability, is on the road for full 18 years. The current, second generation is present since 2006. This is a pretty long period even for this segment, especially if we consider that other trucks on the market are much younger. Interestingly, sales of this old truck are not decreasing, yet. Still, world’s most popular car brand won’t gamble and the new generation is on its ways.
According to the latest reports, the new 2020 Tundra is in the late stage of development and should come next year. Expect to see plenty of novelties in terms of styling, design characteristics and much more. Still, we probably won’t see bigger changes under the hood.
2020 Toyota Tundra redesign
What the redesign of this legend could bring. First of all, the company develops a completely new architecture for this occasion, which is almost done. Moreover, the new platform will later be in use of another iconic model, new-generation Land Cruiser. What exactly the platform will bring, it is hard to say. Still, we are expecting to see some weight reduction. Considering that most of current full-size truck play on weight saving card and feature lightweight materials both in chassis and the body, we could expect something similar from the new 2020 Toyota Tundra. Still, it is hard to expect complete aluminum body like in F-150, mainly because Toyota won’t gamble with its unbeatable reputation when it comes to durability and reliability.
2020 Toyota Tundra styling
While the development of the new platform and chassis is almost done, we are not sure how the things are going when it comes to sheet metal panels. It is still hard to predict how the new 2020 Toyota Tundra will exactly look like, but we are pretty sure that the current shape will remain pretty much the same. On the other side, expect to see sharper lines, new front fascia, headlights, grille etc.
Novelties on the insider are expected as well. We should see a completely new cabin, with things like new dashboard, steering wheel, seats and much more. Finally, we should see a variety of new technologies installed. Speaking of cab designs, expect the same offer as for the current model, which means variants like single, double and crew cab.
2020 Toyota Tundra engines
When it comes to powertrain, there is a chance to see some new engine in the offer. Still, the core should remain unchanged. The famous trio of extremely durable and reliable engines will carry over, probably with some smaller tweaks.
To remind you, the amazing 4.0-liter V6 will probably remain unchanged, with a max output of 276 horsepower.
On the other side, V8 units could receive few tweaks for more power and better efficiency. The current version of the smaller 4.6-liter V8 unit delivers around 310 horsepower and 330 pound-feet of torque.
On the other side, a 5.7-liter V8 is good for about 381 horsepower and 401 pound-feet of torque.
Finally, consider that the new diesel version is on its way. Due to its freshness, expect to carry over to next generation without bigger changes.
2020 Toyota Tundra release date and price
The 2020 Toyota Tundra will come next year. The more precise date is yet to come, but we are pretty sure it will happen somewhere in the second half of the next year. Price should remain pretty much the same, which means that the base model will probably go around 32.000/33.000 dollars.