The popular mid-size truck is reserved for the North American market. Besides the United States, the Japanese manufacturer also offers it in Canada. Practically, you won’t find any notable difference between these two versions, but things could change in the next year. As you probably know, the upcoming model is about to come with interesting updates, starting from slight visual revisions, upgraded interior, new tech features etc. It looks like the 2020 Toyota Tacoma Diesel Canada is about to come with one more novelty. Rumors about a diesel version have been circulating around for some time. It looks like the new version won’t hit the U.S. market.
However, some reports suggest this will happen in Canada. Still, keep in mind that we are still waiting for the official confirmation, so take the following paragraphs with a dose of a reserve.
2020 Toyota Tacoma Diesel Canada Specs
Of course, we should start this 2020 Toyota Tacoma Diesel Canada preview with the engine. So far, this truck has been in offer with Toyota’s two well-known gasoline units. Base models feature a 2.7-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine with around 160 horsepower, while higher trims come with a well-known 3.5-liter V6 unit, which delivers around 277 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque. Both engines are great in terms of reliability and overall performances.
However, fuel economy definitely isn’t their strongest point. Moreover, the closest rival, Chevy Colorado has been offering a diesel version for years, while some of the upcoming truck will offer versions with oil-burners as well. All this clearly indicates that the Japanese manufacturer will do the same.
Look no further than HiLux
Though we are still waiting to hear something from the officials, we have no doubt about which engine will be chosen for the 2020 Toyota Tacoma Diesel Canada. Of course, that is a well-known 2.8-liter turbodiesel, which powers the legendary HiLux, as well as a couple of more Toyota SUVs, like Fortuner, Land Cruiser Prado etc. It is probably the most advanced diesel engine that Toyota has to offer at the moment. It is rated at around 180 horsepower and 330 pound-feet of torque. With such amount of power, you can count on pretty strong performances, especially in terms of towing capacity, which should be better compared to the V6 gasoline version. More importantly, fuel economy would improve significantly, as some reports suggest a combined consumption of more than 25 miles per gallon.
2020 Toyota Tacoma Diesel Canada New Features
Other than a new engine, the 2020 Toyota Tacoma Diesel Canada shouldn’t feature too many differences compared to gasoline versions. We saw a nice number of novelties recently and the 2020 Toyota Tacoma Diesel Canada will feature all of them. First of all, there is slightly revised styling, which includes some new elements at the front. There is a new grill, with a new shape and new mesh pattern, as well as a slightly revised bumper and new LED lighting. Other than that, things are pretty much the as in the model that debuted in 2015.
It is also good to mention that the TRD-badged models have been updated as well, with a couple of mechanical novelties. However, we still can’t say whether a diesel engine will be offered in these versions or not.
A nice portion of interior updates
Besides new aesthetics, the recent update has also brought a number of nice interior updates. The first thing that should be mentioned is that a power-adjustable driver’s seat is finally available. Also, we notice a nice number of tech novelties. For example, there is a new touchscreen, as well as a new infotainment system. Many will be glad to hear that smartphone goodies like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are finally in the offer.
2020 Toyota Tacoma Diesel Canada Release Date and Price
We expect that the 2020 Toyota Tacoma Diesel Canada will hit the market sometime in the last quarter of the year. We expect that base versions with an oil-burner will go around 40.000 Canadian Dollars.