Ever since the last generation of the Toyota Tundra came in 2006, the off-road enthusiasts and fans of this popular full-size truck have been waiting for some major changes and improvements. According to the recent information and rumors, the brand-new Tundra is expected to hit the market as a 2020 Toyota Tundra Diesel model that will besides its regular gasoline versions, offer a new diesel one.
Let’s be honest and say that the fans of the iconic Tundra have probably been waiting for a brand-new diesel engine and performance improvements rather than those visual updates. Be that as it may, the 2020 Toyota Tundra should be made more appealing and competitive in order to survive in the market of full-size trucks. When it comes to exterior design, you probably shouldn’t expect any drastic changes compared to the gasoline version. The truck is still going to wear that off-road and work-oriented appearance, especially its base SR trim level. It should stand on standard 18-inch steel wheels, but the Limited trim, for instance, will offer 20-inch alloy ones. The choice is yours. Also, the new Tundra Diesel will largely increase the towing capacity due to its torque boost. It is bigger than new 2020 Toyota Hilux. The front fascia of this truck will probably undergo most of the redesign so you can expect a new grille, bumper and headlights.
As far as we know, the interior of the 2020 Toyota Tundra Diesel will look pretty much the same as the one found inside its gasoline version. The cabin will be upgraded and functional, offering two rows of seats with enough space for you and your passengers. Higher trim levels will employ some high-quality materials and their front seats will be power-adjustable. Other serious updates involve its high-tech area and safety systems. The base model will get a 6.1-inch infotainment touch-screen in the center console while an optional 7.0-inch will be available as well. Its standard and optional features will include navigation system, HD/satellite radio, automatic dual-zone climate control, a six-speaker sound system, CD player, USB ports, Bluetooth connectivity, a rearview camera and others.
Besides its regular gasoline 4.0-liter and 5.7-liter V8 engines, the 2020 Toyota Tundra will finally get a diesel powertrain under the hood. The new Tundra Diesel will use a 5.0-liter turbo-diesel Cummins V8 that is expected to provide the output of 310 horsepower and more than 500 pound-feet of torque, perhaps 555. When it comes to transmission, this engine should probably be paired with a six-speed automatic. The rumors are that beside new 2020 Toyota Tacoma, Toyota will bring new Tacoma Diesel version too.
2020 Toyota Tundra Diesel Release Date and Price
Although the release date has still been a mystery, the 2020 Toyota Tundra Diesel should be expected in the market together with its gasoline model, probably in the second half of 2019. The price of this diesel off-roader has been estimated at around $37,000.
Competitors: Chevy Silverado, Nissan Titan, Ford F-150.