The Tacoma is one of the most popular trucks in North America and Toyota wants to keep that state. One of the best ways to achieve this is to make sure that model gets constant updates. The current generation has been around for about four years. Therefore, a mid-cycle refresh for the next year sounds perfect. Of course, these updates are mostly about aesthetics, but the company plans something much more if we can rely on the latest reports. Allegedly, we are about to see the 2020 Toyota Tacoma Hybrid.
This would be one of the first trucks to come with electrified powertrain and we are pretty sure it has a lot of potentials on the market. Besides a hybrid powertrain, the company will also introduce a diesel version in the future, once again, according to rumors.
2020 Toyota Tacoma Hybrid Powertrain
Toyota is one of the leaders on the market when it comes to hybrid technology. Therefore, we have no doubt that the 2020 Toyota Tacoma Hybrid will come with a pretty capable system. Although it is still early for more precise details, we can presume that the familiar system from the Lexus RX could serve as a basis. This system is based on a 3.5-liter V6 engine, which comes paired with three electric motors.
A max output goes around 308 horsepower, which would be more than enough to move Tacoma easily. Still, we are pretty sure that the company will don a couple of modifications, in order to get more power and torque. That would be highly beneficial for towing and other work tasks.
2020 Toyota Tacoma Hybrid MPG
When it comes to the 2020 Toyota Tacoma Hybrid mpg ratings, it is still early to talk about the details. Still, keep in mind that the RX Hybrid is one of the most efficient models in the class, so we can expect the same from this truck as well. The RX returns around 31 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway. The Tacoma will probably feature lower ratings, but still high enough to be a class leader. For comparison, the Chevy Colorado Diesel returns around 20 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway.
2020 Toyota Tacoma could get a diesel version too?
Many experts speculate about the Toyota Tacoma Hybrid 2020, but there is another interesting novelty that the company, allegedly, prepares for the next year. Yes, we are talking about an oil-burner. It looks like the Tacoma is finally to come with a diesel engine in the offer. Besides two familiar gasoline engines, it should come with a 2.8-liter turbodiesel engine in the offer as well. For those who are unfamiliar with this unit, it is an engine that powers Tacoma’s legendary sibling, the Hilux. It is good for about 180 horsepower and 330 pound-feet of torque, but we won’t be surprised if we see an additional tuning for this occasion.
Are there any more changes for the next year?
Besides new 2020 Toyota Tacoma Hybrid and a diesel option, the next year will probably also bring changes in terms of aesthetics, It looks like we are about to see a typical facelift, which will include several exterior changes, especially at the front end. We count on a couple of changes on the inside as well. Finally, count on more standard equipment and updates of tech features. Check here for more details about 2020 Tacoma.
2020 Toyota Tacoma Hybrid Release Date
The 2020 Toyota Tacoma Hybrid still waits for the official confirmation, so we won’t speculate about more precise launch date at the moment. When it comes to the price, a new hybrid model will probably go somewhere around 35.000 dollars.