Toyota is preparing to launch a new car product called Toyota Tacoma Diesel. However, it will not be available soon because it is prepared for 2020 car market. So, we will need to wait for 2020 Toyota Tacoma until 2020 comes. Belongs to compact car, this pickup truck is ideal for family cars and business purpose.
Toyota Tacoma Diesel Exterior
Starts from the exterior design, the upcoming Tacoma will look fresh compared to the latest version. You will find many changes on some parts such as headlights as well as grille. Based on the rumors, it will be available in 6 trims that include SR, SR5, TRD, TRD Sport, TRD Off-road, Limited, & TRD Pro. Each trim will come with new offers.
For your information, the 2020 model of Tacoma will come in extended cab as well as crew cab configurations. The extended cab will come with a 6-foot-7 bed whereas another one will have either 5-foot-5 bed or 6-foot-7 bed. So, you can choose one of them you want.
On the front, you will find that the entry level SR as well as SR5 will still remain the same with the latest model. The huge grille will dominate the front part and it will also come with chrome that bits surround it. Other trims will be featured with a fresh grille which has the same size but different design. That is flanked by headlights which sweep back into fenders.
For the Limited trim, it will offer new headlamps whereas TRD Sport will feature new LED fog lights. The highest model is TRD Pro where it will be featured with fresher sequential headlamps as well as daytime running lights. Anyway, the changes will happen on all trims available for the upcoming Tacoma diesel.
The profile of 2020 Toyota Tacoma diesel will look like a beast. It is a pickup truck that will have a bed which hangs past the rear wheels well. Besides that, it will also feature flared wheel arches on several trims whereas the others will come with a rugged look.
All trims will offer changes on the rear to some degrees. Its entry level will offer new darker taillight housing. The color palette is available in various shades such as Magnetic Grey Metallic, Midnight Black Metallic, and Super White.
Toyota Tacoma Diesel Interior
Moving to its interior, the first impression will be on the tech friendliness. Some issues on the past model will be fixed. If the latest model came with 4-way manually adjustable seats, the upcoming version will offer 10-way power adjustable seat that eases the driver to find the most ideal position.
Some of the trims will also offer new cloth seats that are very comfortable. Besides that, you will also not find dearth of space on both front & rear. Talking further about the interior, you will not find Apple CarPlay but the bigger 8-inch touchscreen for the infotainment system will be the better feature since it supports Apple CarPlay and Android as well.
Besides, the upcoming Toyota Tacoma will also be featured with keyless ignition system. You also need to know that Toyota will add LED bed lamp. A surround—view camera system will also be applied on TRD Sport, TRD Pro as well as Limited trims. On the other hand, a camera which points out under the pickup will be available on TRD Off-road & TRD Pro to help driver to keep tabs on the off-road obstacles.
For the safety features, all trims will be same. Toyota will feature their new Tacoma diesel pickup with pre-collision warning, radar cruise control, auto high beams, lane departure warning and pedestrian detection. So, there is no doubt about the safety.
Toyota Tacoma Engine
It is very interesting to talk about Toyota Tacoma drivetrain. Reportedly, it will come with 2.7 Liter engine, same with the previous version. With that engine, it will be able to deliver up to 180 pounds feet of torque as well as 160 HP.
This new pickup will also be available with 3.5 Liter engine and V6 cylinder. This second engine will be able to produce up to 280 HP as well as 265 pounds feet of torque. Both available engines will be paired with a 6-speed auto transmission for the standard. However, the larger V6 engine will be paired with a 6-speed manual transmission.
On the other hand, TRD Sport will come with read wheel drive whereas TRD Pro will come with a 4-wheel drive only. This pickup truck will come with standard tow kit which includes a 130-amp alternator, an auto transmission fluid cooler, a power steering cooler, an engine oil cooler and also a hitch.
Toyota Tacoma Price
2019 Toyota Tacoma is priced from 25,500 dollars. With some changes but not significant, we predict that the 2020 model will not be far from the latest version. Many experts guess that the starting price will be at about 26,000 dollars.
Toyota Tacoma Competition
In the market, the competition will be very interesting between Tacoma and Chevy Colorado. For the features, Chevrolet Colorado comes with moon-roof, Bose audio system, heated leather seats, cruise control, and 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system. For the engine, there are 3 options that include 2.5 Liter & 4-cylinder, 3.6 Liter & 6-cylinder, and also 2.8 Liter & 4-cylinder turbo-diesel engine.
Besides that, Ford Ranger will also be one of the biggest rivals. Some of the features include satellite radio, leather upholstery, heated front seats, keyless entry, adaptive cruise control, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and 8-inch touchscreen. There is only one type of engine that is 2.3 Liter with 4-cylinder EcoBoost that can generate up to 270 HP as well as 310 pounds feet of torque. This engine is mated to 10-speed auto transmission.
In conclusion, we can say that this new pickup truck will be a very important car for this Japanese company in US car market. Even though Tacoma becomes one of the cars that rule the segment of pickup truck, it will face a difficult competition with some giant rivals. So, it is very interesting to see whether Toyota Tacoma Diesel will still rule the pickup car market or the competitors will beat it soon.