It’s no secret that Toyota’s flagship truck is coming with significant novelties. It may be old, but the current-generation Tundra still has a lot of things to offer, especially after these updates. All versions will come with novelties, including the 2020 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro, which will also come with interesting changes. Although powertrain and base design characteristics are about to remain the same, we will see notable novelties both in terms of mechanics and in terms of aesthetics. Therefore, the new model could come a little bit earlier than usual, but don’t count anything before the last quarter of the year.
2020 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro Changes
As we already mentioned, the 2020 Tundra TRD Pro will come with several updates, both in terms of aesthetics and mechanics. You probably already know that the standard models are about to come with new, air suspension. When it comes to this off-roader, we know for sure it will come with new shocks. Those are 2.5-inch Fox Internal Bypass shock absorbers, which will soften the on-road ride while keeping great off-road performances. We expect a couple of more mechanical tweaks, but there are also interesting visual updates too.
In terms of the styling, the 2020 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro will come with nice additions like 18-inch BBS wheels, as well as new LED lighting, grille and hood scoop. This will definitely improve the overall visual appeal, but we believe that a more important novelty is the fact that the new model won’t be available just in CrewMax layout anymore, but also with a Double Cab design.
On the inside, we probably won’t see bigger changes when it comes to TRD-Pro’s distinctive details. On the other side, the 2020 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro will come with all those novelties that will characterize standard models. This particularly refers to tech features, including new touchscreen and infotainment system, as well as latest smartphone integrations goodies like Apple CapPlay, Android Auto and Amazon Alexa.
2020 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro Engine
Despite numerous novelties, things under the hood will remain pretty much the same. The 2020 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro will continue with a well-known 5.7-liter V8 engine, which is good for about 380 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque. It is a powerful and super-reliable engine. However, a big complaint goes to its fuel economy, which is the lowest in the class. You can count on just 13 mpg in the city and 17 mpg on the highway.
Some reports are also suggesting a diesel version for the next year. Allegedly, this model would come with a familiar 5.0-liter turbodiesel from Cummins. This one is good for about 310 horsepower and 555 pound-feet of torque. However, we are still waiting for the official confirmations. Also, even if it arrives, it is still unclear whether it’s going to be offered in these versions or not.
Release Date and Price
Considering all the novelties, we may presume that the 2020 Tundra TRD Pro will come earlier than usual. However, that won’t be much earlier, as we presume it will stick to the last quarter of the year. Considering that the new model will be available in the Double Cab version as well, we presume that the starting price will be lower. The current model goes around 50.000 dollars.