Since its introduction in 2007, Toyota Tundra suffered only one revamp in 2014. Tundra is Toyota’s oldest model in a full-size truck segment and it slowly falls past its competition. Now, the 2020 Toyota Tundra will arrive with plenty of changes in order to fight the rivals.
The big overhaul that was scheduled for the 2019 model didn’t happen, so 2020 is basically Tundra’s latest changes. Creating the newest Tundra is taking place in Texas and the upcoming model will hit the markets with a refreshed exterior, boosted interior, improved performance and even with a new Safety Sense-P suite.
2020 Toyota Tundra exterior looks modern
The 2020 Toyota Tundra will arrive with a changed bodywork and plenty of new styling tweaks. The exterior is expected to look both modern and youthful. Basically, every part of the design is more or less changed. Starting from the new fascia to the roof, headlights, and doors. Up front, the grille is revamped and it adds more chrome materials and larger Toyota’s logo.
The wheels are 18-inch and cargo bed will receive some innovation too. A 110-volt power outlet is added, just like storage boxes and cargo tie-down system. Overall, this truck will ride on a new and lighter platform. New platform suffered plenty of aluminum work, and the 2020 Tundra will slightly grow in size as a result.
2020 Toyota Tundra interior features
Just like latest Tacoma’s revamp, the 2020 Toyota Tundra will receive similar upgrades, so we can expect plenty of borrowed cues. The new infotainment system is a good start for Tundra, and a new gauge cluster is added as well. The infotainment system will now offer Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
The current model includes only one USB port and no 110-volt power outlet, however, the future model will arrive with more ports for sure. Tundras grow in size also means improved headroom and legroom. The cabin’s comfort is better than before, the same stands for safety. Toyota’s latest pickup truck will hit the dealerships with new active and passive safety suite.
A Toyota Safety Sense is the next-generation safety suite that includes a lane keep assist, blind spot monitoring, a backup camera, and automatic emergency braking. Generally, the interior should be more pleasing and comfy than before and the 2020 Tundra will get a more modern cabin as well.
2020 Toyota Tundra engine and output
The all-new 2020 Toyota Tundra comes with a single powertrain option. A 5.7-liter V8 powered latest Tundra’s predecessor and the same is for the future. However, this V8 mil will get an updated fuel system and Toyota will add the dual Atkinson’s cycles. Those improvements will see an increase of the current engine’s numbers that are 381hp and 400 lb-ft of torque.
This powertrain ditched aging 6-speed transmission and will use a new 8-speed automatic transmission. A 10-speed automatic gearbox is a speculation for now. All these improvements are boosting not only performance but towing as well. New Tundra will for sure tow more than the current’s 10,500 pounds.
2020 Toyota Tundra price and release date
The approaching 2020 Toyota Tundra will arrive later next year and the price starts at $31,000. When released the newest model will compete with models from Ford, Ram and others in this segment.