As it is the case with other full-size trucks, the Toyota Tundra is also available in a number of body styles and trim options. The Tundra can take the form of the work-oriented machine or add some luxury features. Toyota also equips this model with modern infotainment and safety tech while two V-8 engines providing the power for it. The Tundra is also comfortable on the road and spacious inside the cabin. However, the Tundra is also available in the off-road-specialized version which returned for the 2019 model year. The Toyota Tundra TRD Pro gets upgraded suspension elements and other off-road-capable hardware to make the ride on harsh terrains possible.
The TRD Pro is at the top of the range in Tundra’s lineup and for the 2020 model year this version should get some modest upgrades. The reports suggest some visual enactments and addition of the new body style. Toyota should also offer more standard features with the next Tundra as well as an upgraded infotainment system. The 2020 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro should bring some drivetrain tweaks as well.
Toyota was, however, spotted testing the next generation Tundra which could bring the hybrid tech to the play. The new platform will also underpin the redesigned Tundra and be shared with other pickup trucks from the brand. The fourth generation Tundra should appear for the 2021 model year and the new-generation Ford F-150 should also enter the market in about a year from now.
2020 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro: Design
The Tundra TRD Pro stands out with its off-road capability but has a unique visual identity as well. The TRD Pro version has unique six-sided mesh grille with the TOYOTA signature in the middle of it. The truck also gets attention with the scooped hood and comes also with the skid plates, unique wheels and body-color bumpers. There are more unique details such as dark-themed LED lights and Rigid industries fog lights.
The 2020 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro should get the new, lightweight wheels like the recently refreshed, mid-size Tacoma and refreshed lights.
The next generation Tundra expected for the 2021 model year will bring radical structural and extensive exterior upgrades as the latest reports suggest. Toyota plans to use the new F1 platform on the models outside the US and the new underpinning will also allow the adoption of the electrified powertrain.
There won’t be notable design changes inside the cabin of the next Toyota Tundra TRD Pro. The model will keep all elements at their positions but should bring an upgraded infotainment system.
The Tundra TRD Pro will come with the 8-inch touchscreen interface including also Android Auto, Apple Car Play and Android Alexa support. The part of the equipment list will also be a premium JBL sound system and navigation.
Toyota equips all its models with advanced safety systems and the next Tundra TRD Pro won’t be an exception. The model will rely on lane departure warning, automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control and automatic high-beam headlights.
Unique on the TRD Pro version will also be dark exterior with contrasting stitching and TRD Pro logos, floor mats and gear knob.
2020 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro: Performance
The Toyota Tundra looks unique and has comfortable interior but the off-road upgrades are what makes this model special.
The 2020 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro will have factory-built, 2-inch suspension lift for higher ground clearance and wheel articulation. The model uses also larger, aluminum Fox dumpers which provide multiple damping control and improved heat dissipation. Important for the off-roading is also lightweight wheels wrapped with all-terrain tires, and skid plates for the protection of the vital components.
Powering the Tundra TRD Pro will again be a 5.7-liter V-8 engine capable of producing 381 hp and torque of 401 pound-feet. Paired to the engine will be 6-speed automatic transmission. The model will also exploit the part-time four-wheel-drive system with automatic limited slip differential and electronically checked transfer case. The TRD Pro won’t be a very frugal truck with the fuel economy of 13 mpg city and 17 mpg highways.
2020 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro: Release, Price
The launch date of the 2020 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro will be late in the year. Toyota hasn’t talked about the price of the model yet but buyers should be ready to pay around $50, 000 for this model.