Top 10 New Truck Debuts Coming in 2020 That We Can’t Wait To See! (Video)

The 2020 will be a great year for trucks!

These are the Top 10 New Truck Debuts coming in 2020.

Here’s what we are expecting for the truck universe in 2020: awesomeness! Here is when many of these new trucks will debut. In some cases, we make educated guesses about where or when we’ll see these vehicles. Regardless, we expect to see these vehicles in some form in 2020. Most of these will be 2021 models.

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Ford Bronco prototype
  • 2020 Ram Rebel TRX
  • 2021 Nissan Frontier
  • 2021 Ford F-150
  • 2020 GMC Canyon AT4
  • 2020 Rivian R1T

10. 2021 Ford Bronco

Unofficial Ford Bronco rendering by Bronco6G.com

The next generation Bronco debut is getting ever so close. Ford says it will debut in the “Spring of 2020”, and some unofficial reports peg it to be a very late Spring debut that may occur in June 2020. The new 2021 Bronco will be manufactured alongside the Ford Ranger pickup truck, and it may offer a choice of at least two power trains: 2.3-liter turbo I4 or a twin-turbo V6.

Stay tuned for more about the new Ford Bronco at TFLcar.com and TFLoffroad.com.

9. Hyundai Santa Cruz

Hyundai Santa Cruz Concept
Hyuindai Santa Cruz concept

Hyundai has stated their intention to debut and start production of a compact/midsize crossover pickup truck – the Santa Cruz. We do not have an official reveal date yet, but we hope it’s coming soon. It’s not yet clear if the production Santa Cruz will look similar to the concept vehicle you see above.

8. Jeep Gladiator Diesel

2020 Jeep Gladiator Overland

The 2020 Jeep Gladiator sales are in full swing. Jeep sold just over 40,000 of these trucks in 2019. However, it is currently available with just one engine option – the 3.6-liter gas V6. Jeep stated the a Gladiator with the new 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 is coming in 2020. We recently tested the 2020 Wrangler EcoDiesel in Colorado and came away pleasantly surprised by the diesel’s quickness off the line and real-world fuel economy.

Check out the new Jeep drag race above.

7. 2021 Cadillac Escalade

2021 Cadillac Escalade teaser
2021 Cadillac Escalade teaser image

Cadillac has released this official teaser image of the 2021 Escalade interior with a 38-inch digital display. No other official images have been released yet, but we know that the next Escalade will make its official debut in early February 2020 – just before the 2020 Academy Awards / Oscars. The new Escalade will share the same platform and architecture as the 2021 Chevy Tahoe and Suburban that have already been revealed.

6. 2021 GMC Yukon

2021 GMC Yukon prototype
2021 GMC Yukon prototype

The same goes for the all-new 2021 GMC Yukon and Yukon XL. These big SUVs will make their official debut in January 2020 (which is just under two weeks away). The new Yukon SUVs are expected to feature the same engine lineup as the 2021 Tahoe and Suburban with an emphasis on the 3.0-liter Duramax turbo-diesel I6 or the 6.2-liter gas V8 engines. Stay tuned for more news coming about this later next week.

5. 2021 Rivian R1T & R1S

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Rivian R1T performing a tank turn (photo: Rivian)

Rivian, the up and coming electric truck company, is promising a production-ready R1T pickup truck by the very end of 2020. We will be following this space very closely, as this may the first large-scale all-electric consumer truck in the United States.

4. 2021 Ram Rebel TRX

2021 Ram Rebel TRX Hellcat prototype
2021 Ram Rebel TRX Hellcat prototype

It has been a while, but we have not forgotten the upcoming Hellcat-powered Ram Rebel TRX truck. There is still not much official information about this truck, but most sources have confirmed that the supercharged-V8 TRX will make its debut in 2020, and may also go on sale this year.

3. 2021 Nissan Frontier

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Nissan Navara Dark Sky Concept

The fully redesigned Nissan Frontier is coming soon, and we should have many more official details at the end of this month (January 2020). The production truck may make its official debut later in the year, but at least we should have more details soon. Please stay tuned to TFLtruck.com.

2. 2021 Ford F-150

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2021 Ford F-150 prototype (photo: TFLtruck)

Thoroughly redesigned new 2021 Ford F-150 will make its debut in 2020 along with a hybrid-electric F-150 model. Ford made this official, but we do not have an official date for this yet. We expect the new F-150 to retain its all-aluminum cab and bed construction, but with an updated style. Under the hood, there will be updated turbo-charged EcoBoost engines, and the yet unspecified gas-electric hybrid model.

An all-electric F-150 will come later, likely in 2021.

Toyota Tundra

We initially expected the next-generation production Toyota Tundra to be shown this year, but the latest unofficial information states that the next Tundra will be a 2022 model and it will go on sale at end of 2021.

Bonus

Bonus… the next Toyota Land Cruiser. That is IF they decide to sell the next generation in the United States. It may share the platform of the 2022 Toyota Tundra… which was on this list. Read (this) to get more details.

We cover some of the dates that have been announced for many of these vehicle’s debuts in the video. We’re expecting to see some of the other ones at the 2020 Chicago auto show. It’s possible that one or two could show up during or near the Los Angeles or New York auto show as well.

The difficult thing about upcoming auto shows is the new trend by automakers to show the vehicle elsewhere. During the 2019 Los Angeles auto show a majority of press debuts happened just before, during and just after the event is seperate locations. These events took place in hotels, warehouses and restaurants.

(photo: Rivian)

This tactic keeps the press in one location to focus on their product. It appears to be the new norm… which is difficult for a small team like ours. In many cases, debut events happen at the same time. That’s just the way it is.

All in all, it looks like 2020 will be an exceptional year for new truck debuts and we will cover each and every truck every way we can.

Easily amused by anything with four wheels, Nathan Adlen reviews vehicles from the cheapest to the most prestigious. Wrecking yards, dealer lots, garages, racetracks, professional automotive testing and automotive journalism - Nathan has experienced a wide range of the automotive spectrum. Brought up in the California car culture and educated in theater, childhood education, film, journalism and history, Nathan now lives with his family in Denver, CO. His words, good humor and video are enjoyed worldwide.