Everyone knows that the current generation of Toyota’s full-size truck is pretty old. So, it’s not strange that there have been a lot of rumors about the redesign in the last few years. However, latest reports suggest that the all-new model won’t come so soon. Most likely, the current generation will continue for another couple of years. The company has prepared a new engine to make it competitive until next generation arrives. Despite the new model is still far from serial production, that doesn’t mean that the company hasn’t started with its development. It looks like we are about to see a concept version in the next year. The 2020 Toyota Tundra Concept should be some kind of a preview for the third generation of this popular truck. It will show lots of new design solutions, both in terms of aesthetics and future design solutions.
2020 Toyota Tundra Concept
The 2020 Toyota Tundra Concept is just a theory at the moment. Despite numerous reports about its presentation, we are still waiting for a word from Toyota officials. At this point, we can only presume that the new truck could have its premiere at some major show in the second half of next year.
Also, we can speculate about what Toyota is planning to show us with the 2020 Toyota Tundra Concept. First of all, it would be the styling. We count on completely new aesthetics, which will show the way in which the new production model will go. Of course, count on all those common things for concepts, which mean a lot of very ambitious styling solutions that won’t find their way to the serial production.
Also, we should see a presentation of some new technical solutions. The current generation is old, as well as its chassis. Therefore, the next generation should come with significant design changes. The 2020 Toyota Tundra Concept should show us some of them. This refers to many things, especially to the use of new materials. To remind you the current generation is among heaviest in class. So heavy that hundreds of pounds separate it from models like F-150. So, various composite, lightweight materials should find a way to the new concept.
What to expect from the next generation of Toyota Tundra?
The 2020 Toyota Tundra Concept would definitely show a lot of things, but we can already make some predictions. It’s not hard at all, considering all the issues that the current model faces with. As we already mentioned, one of the most important things about the upcoming redesign will be weight reduction. Also, count on completely new styling, as well as the interior design. All these are pretty common changes for every redesign. Furthermore, the latest reports suggest that the company is bringing back single-row versions.
Finally, count on a new powertrain. Current engines are pretty thirsty, so we are pretty sure that Toyota engineers will deal with such issues. According to the latest reports, the company plans to completely reboot the current 5.7-liter engines. It looks like we are about to see lots of modifications that will make thing unit far more efficient. The current version delivers around 380 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque. Allegedly, a new version will be good for more than 450 horses. There is a chance to see this new engine under the hood of 2020 Toyota Tundra Concept.
Are there any changes to come before the redesign?
The 2020 Toyota Tundra Concept will definitely attract a lot of attention, but what about the production model? The current generation will also get some novelties. The next year is about to bring us a new diesel engine. It will feature a familiar 5.0-liter unit from Cummins, which is good for about 310 horsepower and 555 pound-feet of torque.
We doubt that there will be more changes to the current generation. It will continue with the same design characteristics, featuring familiar styling that has been updated several years ago. As we already mentioned, the current generation is not available in a single-row version.
The production version of 2020 Toyota Tundra will also continue with familiar interior design, with lots of space and standard features, including a full load of advanced driver aids and safety systems. Of course, this includes the company’s famous Safety Sense suite, which is standard across the whole range.
We have no doubt that the 2020 Toyota Tundra Concept will bring some brand-new, more advanced systems as well.