Every truck enthusiast knows very well what TRD Pro means. The most capable trucks from the Japanese manufacturer wear this badge. In the case of Tacoma, there is a long list of upgrades over standard models. Moreover, we saw an updated model, which is ready to hit the market later in the year. There are numerous changes, but the latest rumors suggest one more, which wasn’t presented at the recent premiere. It is an oil-burner version, which is about to come as the 2020 Toyota Tacoma Diesel TRD Pro. At this point, we are still waiting to hear something from the officials. So, take the following info with a big reserve.
Despite being an off-road performance version, the standard TRD Pro comes with the same V6 gasoline engine that is available in several other trim levels as well. It is a familiar 3.5-liter V6 engine that delivers 278 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque. Allegedly, the upcoming model will come with another engine in the offer as well. That would be the 2020 Toyota Tacoma Diesel TRD Pro, which is expected to borrow a familiar turbodiesel engine from the international counterpart, the legendary Hilux. Of course, we are talking about a well-known 2.8-liter engine, which is good for 177 horsepower and 330 pound-feet of torque.
With such amount of power, the TRD Pro definitely won’t be as fast as the gasoline-powered model. However, the additional torque would definitely be of great help on hard terrains, not to mention
Other than the engine, the 2020 Toyota Tacoma Diesel TRD Pro should come with pretty much same mechanics. That would mean all those upgrades that characterize current TRD Pro model. Compared to standard models, it comes with a full load of off-road upgrades. Some of the most notable features are skid plates, a multi-terrain select system with crawl control, active traction control, an electronic locking rear differential etc. Also, a notable novelty for both gasoline and potential diesel version will be new Fox 2.5-inch internal bypass shocks, which will be installed on both axles.
2020 Toyota Tacoma Diesel TRD Pro Styling
We are pretty sure that the 2020 Tacoma Diesel TRD Pro won’t feature too many distinctive details. The refreshed Tacoma has been presented recently. There is a nice amount of changes and the most notable, of course, are those in terms of the styling. There is a new grille, with new mesh pattern, as well as a completely new LED exterior lighting. Other than that, Toyota introduced a new Army Green exterior color, exclusively for TRD Pro models.
Also, a very important novelty is that the new model won’t be available in a Double Cab layout only, but in the Access Cab version as well.
On the inside, the 2020 Toyota Tacoma Diesel TRD Pro will benefit from all the updates that have been presented recently. The first thing that comes to mind is a new infotainment system. Count on a larger 8-inch touchscreen, which now works much better. Also, it is important to mention that Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are finally available in Tacoma, and will be standard features in this particular version. Another notable novelty is a power-adjustable driver’s seat.
2020 Toyota Tacoma Diesel TRD Pro Release Date and Price
The 2020 Tacoma Diesel TRD Pro will probably hit the market along with the standard gasoline version. This would mean sometime in the third quarter of the year. When it comes to the price, it will probably be a little bit cheaper compared to the V6 version, which starts at around 43.000 dollars.