According to the latest reports, 2020 Toyota Tacoma changes will be numerous. The current generation of the popular mid-size truck has been around for some time and it looks like the company prepares a fine number of changes for the next year. The reason is quite simple. The segment is getting hotter and hotter as many carmakers are introducing
Therefore, Toyota wants to keep Tacoma’s leading position on the market with numerous updates. So far, we knew that the new model is about to come with a new, diesel engine. Many other 2020 Toyota Tacoma changes have been rumored. Some experts suggest a facelift as well, which would include new aesthetics. However, we are still waiting for the official confirmation. In any case, we expect from the next-year model to hit the market a little bit earlier than usual, probably sometime in the third quarter of the year.
2020 Toyota Tacoma Changes – Engine
As we already mentioned, a new engine looks like one of the most certain 2020 Toyota Tacoma changes at the moment. It looks like the Japanese manufacturer is about to introduce a diesel version of the popular truck. For most of us, this doesn’t sound strange at all. Some rivals already offer their version with oil-burners, so there is no reason why Toyota shouldn’t do the same thing. At this point, we are still waiting for the official confirmation, though many experts see it as a certain thing.
Speaking of some more specific details about the engine, we have no doubt that a familiar 2.8-liter turbodiesel from Hilux would be the company’s first pick. This engine is one of the most reliable diesel units around and also delivers pretty good efficiency. It is good for about 180 horsepower and 330 pound-feet of torque. Still, we won’t exclude a possibility to see some tunings for this occasion.
Rest of the powertrain lineup should carry on in the same way. That would mean two familiar gasoline units, one with four and other with six cylinders, with 160 and 275 horsepower, respectively.
2020 Toyota Tacoma Changes – Exterior
Besides new diesel engine, many expect to see aesthetical modifications as well. At this point, we are still waiting for the official confirmation of such 2020 Toyota Tacoma changes. Still, keep in mind that experts are usually right in these situations, especially if we consider that the current generation is already on the market for about four years.
This leads us to a conclusion that a facelift will probably be a part of 2020 Toyota Tacoma changes. Of course, this would include modifications on different areas, but most of them would definitely affect the front end. This means tweaks on the front fascia, grille, bumper etc. Other parts of the truck probably won’t suffer too much and the 2020 Toyota Tacoma will definitely keep the same overall design.
2020 Toyota Tacoma Changes – Interior
Even if we see this facelift, 2020 Toyota Tacoma changes on the inside probably won’t be too big. This manufacturer usually doesn’t practice bigger interior modifications during a production cycle. Therefore, we count on a familiar interior layout, which is rather practical than stylish. Unlike some rivals that started to install soft-touch surface in their cabins, the Tacoma remain loyal to its nature and insists on super-durable hard plastics mostly. All in all, the best we can get is something like new interior color schemes.
On the other side, we could see a lot of interesting tweaks in terms of standard equipment. We are pretty sure that the base trim level organization will remain the same. Count on six familiar trim levels in the offer – SR, SR5, TRD Sport, TRD Off-Road, Limited and TRD Pro. The core of each trim level will remain the same. Still, each version should come with a couple of interesting additions to a list of standard equipment.
Release Date and Price
Due to a lot of interesting 2020 Toyota Tacoma changes, we count on a little bit earlier launch date than usual. It is hard to tell something more specific, but the third quarter of the years sounds most likely. When it comes to the price, it shouldn’t be much different compared to the current model, which goes in a range between 25.000 and 45.000 dollars, roughly.