Unlike the mid-size Tacoma which leads the game in the mid-size segment, the full-size Tundra doesn’t perform equally well in the full-size segment. The Toyota Tundra was outsold by all models in the class except the Nissan Titan in 2018. The same story continued after the Q1 2019 where Tundra was again in front of the full-size Titan but faced with the decline of sales close to 5 percent.
The Tundra is still a good truck and has its loyalists. The model relies on the strong V-8 engines and delivers a comfortable ride and Toyota equips every Tundra with advanced safety systems. The Tundra has also plenty of the off-road talent and TRD Pro version can go almost anywhere while getting attention with the unique styling. Toyota returned this version for the 2019 model year and like the upgraded Tacoma TRD Pro, reports indicate some upgrades for the 2020 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro as well.
There should be some modest styling tweaks on the next version Tundra TRD Pro and the model should appear in the new body style as well. The model should also add new standard features and gain an upgraded infotainment system. The new model year should also bring some suspension improvements.
However, the all-new Tundra is also in works and should appear for the 2021 model year. Toyota promises significant upgrades hinting also a possible introduction of the hybrid version. The new generation Tundra should also switch to the new platform which should also underpin the new Tacoma and global Hilux model.
2020 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro: Design
The Toyota Tundra TRD Pro has already a special visual identity compared to the rest of the lineup. The model stands out with the unique grille style with a black finish, mesh pattern and TOYOTA signature. The scooped hood and body-color bumpers combined with the unique wheels also define its unique appearance. The truck gets also unique LED headlights and Rigid industries fog lights.
The new 2020 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro will appear in the Double Cab form for the new model alongside the Crew Cab style that is available only with the current version. There should also be new, lightweight wheels and updated lighting units.
More substantial upgrades, visual and structural, will improve the next generation version which should appear in late 2020 as the 2021 model. The truck will use a new F1 platform and should adopt modern styling cues from the brand’s newest vehicles.
The interior of the model will maintain the current styling theme defined with easy-to-use controls, large center stack, and huge center console.
The TRD Pro version will have unique interior details like contrasting stitching, dark theme upholstery, TRD Pro logos, and TRD-branded floor mats and gear knob.
There will also be an upgraded Infotainment system with Apple Car Play, Android Auto and Android Alexa. The TRD Pro version will also have a standard JBL sound system as well as navigation and an 8-inch touchscreen.
In the safety department like every version, the TRD Pro will get adaptive cruise control, automatic high-beam headlights, lane departure warning, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection.
2020 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro: Performance
To be ready to go almost anywhere, the 2020 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro will be equipped with serious off-road gear.
The truck will use special, large diameter Fox shocks with improved heat dispersion and damping control. The shocks will provide numerous damping zones and 2-inch suspension lift will improve the ground clearance. The unique wheels with all-terrain tires, underbody protection, improved wheel articulation will also provide better off-road capability.
The truck will again use a familiar 5.7-liter V-8 engine paired with the six-speed automatic gearbox. This engine powers the truck with 381 hp and torque of 401 pound-feet. The off-road adventures will also be possible thanks to the part-time 4WD with electronically controlled transfer case and automatic limited slip differential. The TRD Pro should use 13 mpg city and 17 mpg highway.
2020 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro: Release, Price
The 2020 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro will hit the market later in the year. Toyota hasn’t yet revealed the price but this model should again demand about $50, 000. The new-generation Tundra should appear as the 2021 version in late 2020.