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SEMA News—April 2019

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2020 Toyota Tundra

Here’s the 2020 Toyota Tundra undergoing testing in Ann Arbor, Michigan, alongside the current-generation Ford F-150. Toyota is giving the Tundra a major refreshing for 2020 while preserving the 11-year-old cab from 2008, pretty much following the Toyota Camry playbook in which the 2006–2017 versions maintained the same greenhouse/pillars.

The Tundra will get all-new looks from the A-pillar forward, along with an all-new interior, an updated bed and a new tailgate. Those changes should keep the Tundra “fresh” for another couple of years.

Some engine tweaks may also be in the works, and a new 10-speed automatic that first appeared in the Lexus LC and LS models is also slated for all of Toyota’s rear-wheel-drive vehicles, including the Tundra.

Toyota Tundra
Toyota Tundra

2020 Ford Fiesta CUV

This isn’t the Ford Fiesta Active, nor is it an all-new Ecosport. Caught testing in Germany, it is a third Fiesta-based SUV model, probably called the City-SUV, and will likely hit dealers in 2020. It is aimed at buyers who find the Fiesta Active to be too car-like and the Ecosport too basic.

The new model will share the platform and the mechanics of the Fiesta hatch and will have to do battle with strong competition, including the Kia Stonic, the Seat Arona and the VW T-Cross (in Europe). It’s still unknown if it will have a chance to come stateside.

Ford Fiesta
Ford Fiesta

2020 Ford Escape

Here’s a first look at the all-new Ford Escape (Kuga), virtually camo-free. The Escape should get power from Ford’s 1.5L Ecoboost three-cylinder as the volume engine, while the 2.0L Ecoboost four-cylinder will likely continue as the upscale engine offering. In Europe, the 1.5L three-cylinder is good for 180 horsepower and more than 200 pounds-feet of torque.

A new nine-speed automatic is expected to be the sole transmission in the next Escape. Hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrains should also be part of the mix, considering the demise of the C-Max.

Ford Escape
Ford Escape
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