The Tacoma has been in the offer exclusively in North America for years. Therefore, it’s no wonder that all versions so far featured gasoline engines. However, it looks like things are going to change in the future, as the 2020 Toyota Tacoma Diesel USA has been rumored. While we are waiting for the official confirmation, there are more and more reports that suggest this version.
The current generation has been around for a couple of years, so this would be the biggest change for the next year. However, it may not be the only one. Some reports suggest a mid-cycle refresh for the next year, which also makes perfect sense, considering that the competition is getting tougher and tougher. Despite big novelties, the 2020 Toyota Tacoma Diesel USA probably won’t come before the last quarter of the year.
2020 Toyota Tacoma Diesel USA Specs
Without any doubt, the most important feature of the 2020 Toyota Tacoma Diesel USA will be placed under the hood. The Tacoma has been in production for decades and this will be the first time to see it with a diesel engine if we can rely on the latest reports. Without any doubt, it will be a well-known 2.8-liter turbodiesel engine, which powers internationally-offered Hilux. It delivers around 177 hp and 330 lb-ft of torque. Some reports also suggest a slight power boost, so a max output would probably go around 200 horsepower.
In any case, the new version will bring important improvements in terms of performances and efficiency. The first thing that comes to mind is fuel economy, as current gasoline engines aren’t too economical. Also, we count on a better towing capacity compared to the current V6 gasoline model.
2020 Toyota Tacoma Diesel USA Design Changes
Besides a new diesel engine, we could see several more interesting changes in the next year. The current generation is on the market since 2015, which means it is getting closer to the middle of its production cycle. Therefore, we could see a mid-cycle refresh in the next year. The 2020 Toyota Tacoma Diesel USA will follow all these changes. Most of them should be in terms of the styling, particularly at the front end. We count on tweaks on the grille and headlights, as well as a reshaped bumper.
The rest of the truck will probably carry on without more notable changes. Of course, count on new wheels and new color options in the offer.
The potential refresh probably won’t bring too many changes on the inside. Therefore, count on a familiar cabin layout, which is characterized by pretty high overall quality. Despite most surfaces are hard on touch, all of them are extremely durable and seem like they can last for ages. The dashboard is rather simplistic. After all, this is primarily a working machine. For the next year, we could see things like new color schemes, but definitely not anything more than that.
We are still waiting to hear some official details about the 2020 Toyota Tacoma Diesel USA model, we may presume that the base model will probably be slightly better equipped than most basic gasoline models. Therefore, count on a fine amount tech goodies even in cheapest models, on things like a touchscreen interface, Bluetooth, USB ports, navigation, wireless charging etc.
Typically for Toyota, it will come with a very long list of standard safety systems. This list will include things like automatic high beams, a pre-collision warning and braking system, pedestrian detection, lane departure warning and many more.
2020 Toyota Tacoma Diesel USA Release Date and Price
We expect that the 2020 Toyota Tacoma Diesel USA will hit the market sometime late in the year. Base models should go around 30.000 dollars.