It’s no secret that Toyota’s full-size truck is about to come with lots of novelties in the next year. Despite the antique design, the current generation of the Tundra is about to carry on for some more time. However, we will see novelties that will keep it competitive with much younger rivals. Among them, some of the most interesting are changes in styling, though there are some nice mechanical upgrades to come as well. Furthermore, the interior will come with novelties. Besides confirmed updates, there are also rumors that suggest various other changes. The most common are those about the diesel engine, but many of them also suggest a new 2020 Toyota Tundra Hybrid.
Electrified trucks are a certain thing for the future and Toyota wants to be a pioneer once again. However, we still haven’t heard anything from the officials on this subject, so don’t take the following paragraphs too seriously.
2020 Toyota Tundra Hybrid Powertrain
Of course, the most distinctive thing about this version will be a new hybrid powertrain. The current model comes with two familiar gasoline engines in the offer, which aren’t very efficient. Therefore the company is considering alternatives. The first thing that comes to mind is a diesel version, but have no doubt that the Japanese manufacturer will come up with a hybrid version as well, though it is hard to believe it will come soon enough to come as the 2020 Toyota Tundra Hybrid.
In any case, there are two possibilities for the upcoming model, according to experts. One of them is to see a familiar system that currently powers the LC supercar. It combines a familiar 3.5-liter gasoline engine and a couple of electric motors for a total amount of 355 horsepower.
Other experts are suggesting a completely new system. Allegedly, the company is about to introduce the next-generation hybrid system, which will be significantly more efficient, so should be based on a four-cylinder engine.
2020 Toyota Tundra Hybrid Design
Other than powertrain, the 2020 Toyota Tundra Hybrid shouldn’t be much different than the rest of the lineup. As we already mentioned, the upcoming update is about to bring a fine amount of novelties. The testing model has been spotted and it looks we are about to see a lot of work in terms of aesthetics. Both ends will receive a new design. Of course, the focus will be on the front end. It is about to come with modification on parts like grille, bumper, headlights and more. We have no doubt that the 2020 Toyota Tundra Hybrid will include all these changes as well.
Besides numerous styling updates, Toyota prepares mechanical novelties as well. The most important would be a new rear suspension, as the camouflage on the testing model covers this area as well. From what we can see, the new model will continue with a solid axle, but we expect to see a completely new, air suspension.
Of course, this update will bring updates on the inside too, as there is no doubt that the current version features pretty outdated cabin design. These changes will include a lot of work on the dashboard and we expect from the new 2020 Toyota Tundra Hybrid to be pretty much the same as standard models. Besides a new dashboard design, we count on a lot of novelties in terms of new tech features. This would include a new touchscreen and infotainment system, new smartphone integration features and many more. This particular version should be well-equipped in this aspect, pretty much on par with mid-range trim levels of standard gasoline versions.
2020 Toyota Tundra Hybrid Release Date
As we already mentioned, the 2020 Toyota Tundra Hybrid is just a rumor at the moment. So, to expect it already in the next year sounds way too ambitious even for the most optimistic truck enthusiasts. There is no doubt that electrified trucks are the future of the automotive industry. However, the fact is that we will have to wait for a little bit more time to see it. Most likely, the company will prepare this version to come along with the completely redesigned model. The new generation is expected to hit the market in a couple of years. Until then, the Tundra will continue with a familiar gasoline engine, though a diesel version sounds possible as well.