The half-ton pickup truck market in the US is crowded with the all-new models and we saw three redesigned utes early in the year. The duo from General Motors is packed with the number of the powertrain options and the latest equipment and the Ram 1500 brought the new level of the sophistication combined with the mild-hybrid powertrains. But, the half-ton Toyota Tundra still remains with the design which dates back to the previous decade and still comes with the two powerful but inefficient V-8 engines. That is, of course, reflected on the sales and while the mid-size Tacoma beats GM’s twins and other models, the larger Toyota truck can’t follow the trio of the best-selling full-size trucks.
The current Toyota Tundra sill justifies brand’s fabled dependability and durability standards but lacks the level of the refinement and modern powertrain options other brands now offer. But things should change for the capable Toyota Tundra in the near future. The officials from the company admitted that the new Tundra is one of the priorities for the brand but hasn’t said when the new generation will appear and what to expect.
As the things now stand, without of the prototype models spotted on the roads and no details form the company, the next-generation Tundra will likely wait for the 2021 model year launch. Toyota returned TRD Pro trim with the updated styling and suspension for the 2019 version while other variants received the slight styling update and standard suite of active safety systems for the 2018 version. So, the 2020 Toyota Tundra will likely be the repeat of the current generation and we hope the last one.