We all have heard about the upcoming 2020 Toyota Tundra. This new generation Tundra is expected to get a big redesign in the upcoming release. But, despite the hype of its release, there’s actually no word on when or where it might be arriving on the market.
We assume that it will take time until we get official word related to the next-generation truck. But, some spy shots have revealed that the vehicle will receive some changes, especially on the front and rear body which is typically covered during the road test.
Regarding the spy shots and the fact that Tundra hasn’t received significant updates for years, it seems like the next-generation is going to be unveiled soon. And we expect it to become a 2020 model year. And below is everything we’ve got so far associated with the upcoming Tundra.
2020 Toyota Tundra Redesign
Considering the number of spy shots rumored to be the next-generation Tundra, the front grille appears a bit different from the existing pickup. There seems like a bigger emblem in the center. And the most interesting part is actually the underneath, where Toyota doesn’t allow us to see the details.
Another rumor about 2020 Toyota Tundra said that the truck will share the same platform with the new Tacoma and some foreign-market trucks. The fresh underpinnings would let improved component sharing among the trucks. Then, the truck is also claimed to support electrified powertrains which seems to fit the recent spy shots.
In addition to the rumors above, there are some other things that we expect from this next-generation Tundra. The interior, for example, we expect it to get redesigned considering that the current model year seems to overlook this part. It must be great to get some updates on the dashboard, doors, and other features.
Panels installed underneath the truck keep us from seeing the powertrain, and the rear fringe does the same. But, according to the latest rumor, the hybrid version of this truck is going to use a twin-turbo 3.5L engine like the LS 500h. It’s supposed to offer 450 horsepower and 500 lb-ft of torque.
Specs & Towing Capacity
possibly, the New Tundra will still use the engine of the previous generation, which is 5.7-liter V8 with 381 Horsepower 401 Lb-ft for Limited models. using a 6-speed automatic transmission and 4WD of course. with a 5.7-Liter V8 engine, the New Tundra requires a fuel consumption of 13 mpg in the city, 18 mpg in highway and 15 mpg combined.
This year’s most expensive tundra series, the Platinum 4X2 CrewMax, carries a 5.7-Liter V8 engine, while the most affordable model is the SR5 4X2 Double cab which carries a 4.6-Liter Aluminum i-FORCE V8 engine with DOHC 32-Valve cylinder.
New Toyota Tundra SR5 can tow up to 6,800 lbs. Limited and Platinum Model with the 5.7-liter engine, you can tow up to 10,100 pounds.
2020 Toyota Tundra Release Date and Prices
Then, when could we see this new Tundra on the American market? Well, as mentioned before, there’s no official word released regarding this issue. So, we still have to wait until the company reveals when it will be introduced and released to the market. We hope it won’t take so long.
For the pricing, it hasn’t been announced too. But the latest Tundra is one of the most affordable trucks on the market right now, we speculate the price will start around $32,915, or slightly similar to the current Tundra. Then, the completely loaded version should cost around $51,925. So, let’s just wait for the official confirmation to make sure the rumored price.
In conclusion, the upcoming Tundra is expected as a redesigned model. It is supposed to come with a new powertrain, fresh design, an upgraded interior. But, most of the reports are still rumor and speculation. So, we need to wait until the 2020 Toyota Tundra to be officially unveiled for further details.