This archaic truck will most likely continue with same design, despite its age and numerous reports about the redesign. As you probably know, the current generation of Tundra dates from 2007. A 12-year old design definitely isn’t something that can make Toyota more competitive in America’s leading segment.
Therefore, the company is about to introduce something new. This time, the novelty will come under the hood. We are about to see a diesel version, which will obviously come as 2020 Toyota Tundra Diesel. Benefits from the new version will mainly be in terms of work characteristics, which is still the most important aspect of these vehicles.
- Class-leading reliability
- Spacious cabin
- Lots of standard equipment
- Improved towing capacity and fuel economy
- Outdated design
- Lack of new tech features
- More expensive than rivals
In terms of exterior design, the 2020 Toyota Tundra Diesel definitely won’t feature bigger differences compared to standard gasoline model. Count only on a couple of minor detail that will distance this version from other models, most likely things like new badges, letterings on the tailgate and similar things. Other than that, the 2023 Toyota Tundra Diesel will continue with a familiar design, which has been significant updates four years ago. However, it is practically still a 12-year old truck. So, if you prefer something more than just good work characteristics, younger and more refined models like F-150 and Ram 1500 are definitely a better choice. However, that doesn’t mean that Tundra doesn’t have trumps in its pocket as well.
Most of this trumps are on the inside. Compared to the competition, this model comes with more standard equipment in base models. We have no doubt that the 2023 Toyota Tundra Diesel will continue in the same way. Also, keep in mind that the cabin of this truck is really big and that you can count on plenty of legroom in both rows of seating. Depending of the configuration, this model comes with capacity for either 5 or 6 people. On the other side, it lacks in latest tech features compared to the competition. For example, you can’t get smartphone integration even in top-range models.
Engine of 2023 Toyota Tundra Diesel
A new diesel version will be the main novelty for the next year and we arleady know the specs for this version. The 2023 Toyota Tundra Diesel will come with a 5.0-liter V8 engine from Cummins, the same one that powers Nissan Titan. It delivers around 310 hp and 555 lb-ft of torque, which will definitely bring a lot of improvement in terms of towing capacity. The current version with a large gasoline V8 can tow around 10.000 pounds, this one should be good for 2.000 lbs more. Another benefit will be a better fuel economy.
2020 Toyota Tundra Diesel Release Date and Price
The new version is expected to come sometime in the second half of next year. When it comes to the 2023 Toyota Tundra Diesel price, base models should go around $35,000.