Despite being around for more than a decade, the current generation of this truck still draws a lot of attention. Therefore, it’s no wonder that updates about the 2020 Toyota Tundra news pretty frequent. At this point, we know a lot of interesting things about the upcoming model, starting from a new engine, new features and much more. It is also pretty much certain that the current generation will carry on for another couple of years and that the redesign won’t happen as soon as most of us expected. Here are some of the most interesting 2020 Toyota Tundra news:
New Diesel Engine
Among all 2020 Toyota Tundra news, this is definitely the biggest one. An oil-burner has been an object of speculations and rumors for several years and it is finally arriving. It seems like a certain thing. Though some of Toyota’s own units have been rumored, the engine will actually come from the third party. It will feature a familiar 5.0-liter V8 turbodiesel engine from Cummins, which features a max output of 310 horsepower and 555 pound-feet of torque. With the additional torque, we have no doubt that the new version will feature big improvement in terms of towing capacity and fuel economy.
On the other side, the rest of the lineup will remain unchanged. Count on two familiar gasoline units. Base models will continue with a smaller 4.5-liter engine that delivers around 310 hp and 327 pound-feet of torque. A bigger 5.7-liter unit will be in the offer as well. This one is good for 381 horsepower and 401 pound-feet of torque. It features lots of power and great performances, but a big drawback is its poor fuel economy, which goes around only 13 mpg in the city and 17 mpg on the highway, which are lowest ratings in the class.
New Standard Features
Besides a new diesel engine, the upcoming model won’t change too much in terms of base design characteristics. It is about to continue in the same way when it comes to the exterior and interior design. The current generation is way too old for further modifications and improvements, so we are pretty sure that the current shape will remain until the redesign, which is expected in the next couple of years. On the other side, the latest 2020 Toyota Tundra news suggests that we are about to see more standard features in base models. This primarily refers to tech goodies. It looks like things like a bigger 7.0-inch touchscreen and dual-zone climate control will become standard features across the whole range of models.
In terms of safety systems and driver aids, this truck is already one of the class leaders. However, that doesn’t mean that there is no space for further upgrades. Some of the optional features could easily become standard and make the Tundra more competitive. A list of potential candidates in long and includes advanced systems like blind spot monitoring, front and rear parking sensors, and rear cross traffic alert.
Next Generation Will Come In A Couple Of Years!?
Among 2020 Toyota Tundra news, many of them are about the redesign, which isn’t strange considering the model’s age. However, there is still no word from the officials. If we can rely on our insiders, the next-generation model is under development. Of course, we are still talking about some early stage of development. It looks like the new model won’t come in the next couple of years. Most likely, it will come as the 2022-year model. Latest reports also suggest significant improvements in aspects such as weight reduction, more efficient engines, better towing capacity and much more.
Count On Usual Launch Date
Of course, the release date in another object of 2020 Toyota Tundra news. Despite the new diesel version and several more novelties, we expect to see the new model in the usual time, in the last quarter of the year. The price should also remain unchanged. Base models should go around 31.500 dollars. It may sound expensive, but keep in mind that the reason for such high base price is that this truck is not available in single cab layouts, but rather with spacious two-row cabins.