The mid-size Toyota Tacoma landed at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show with the new grilles, headlights, additional body shades, upgraded infotainment system and standard active safety equipment. However, the brand has also given some attention to the slower-selling, full-size Tundra model which competes in the hottest, light-duty, full-size segment with the recently redesigned Ram and GM trucks and up-to-date Ford F-150.
The full-size Tundra fluctuates between 110,000 and 120, 000 sold units in last six market years and rates better than the Nissan Titan but falls far behind Ram, Ford and GM half-ton models. Still, the Tundra is an important model for the brand and Toyota’s official hinted recently that the new generation model could go hybrid which will also be the case with the Ford F-150 and GM’s models. But the new generation Tundra doesn’t seem close to the release and the 2020 Toyota Tundra brings several upgrades to keep model on the track.
The new Tundra comes with the upgraded infotainment system and features and expands the offer of some equipment. The model will provide the standard active safety package and the TRD Pro trim will also be available in the additional cab style.
2020 Toyota Tundra: Design
The 2020 Toyota Tundra won’t bring the notable styling changes as the things now stand. The biggest news for the new Tundra is the availability of the off-road ready TRD Pro version in the less expensive double cab style while the previous versions offered the model in the CrewMax configuration only.
The truck will, on the other hand, return with the familiar face and in the same shape and size as the current version. The prominent grille will appear in various styles depending on the trim version and the truckmaker will combine black finish or chrome with the body color or chrome surrounds. The trims will also get unique wheel designs and new color options.
Inside the cabin, Toyota will keep the things where they were but announced several important upgrades.
The new Tundra will come with the upgraded infotainment system and the lower grades will have a 7-inch screen while the larger 8-inch unit will appear in upper trims. Apple Car Play and Android Auto compatibility will be available in all trims. The new version will also equip every trim with the keyless entry and push-button start.
The part of every Tundra will also be the Safety Sense suite of the advanced safety systems.
2020 Toyota Tundra: Powertrains
The 2020 Toyota Tundra will continue to rely on the same engine options and the transmission system should also remain the same despite we heard that a new 10-speed automatic could appear.
A base 4.6-liter V-8 makes 310 hp and torque of 327 pound-feet. For more power, buyers can choose a 5.7-liter V-8 and count on 381 horsepower and 401 pound-feet of torque.
The model will also provide the off-road upgrades in the TRD-branded trims improving the off-road skills with the Fox shocks, more clearance, underbody protection, all-terrain tires, and more.
2020 Toyota Tundra: Release, Price
The 2020 Toyota Tundra will go on sale in the middle of the year. The price range should again start in low-$30,000s.