Although it seems way too early to talk about the model that won’t come in more than a year, we have no doubt that the 2021 Toyota Tacoma won’t feature too many changes. Simply, the 2020-year model is coming with a full load of novelties, starting from updated styling, new tech features, interior details, etc.
So, it would be hard to believe that bigger changes are about to come only a year later. At this point, there are many 2021 Toyota Tacoma rumors that suggest diesel version, but the possibility to see this model all ready for the next year is not excluded either. In any case, many things about 2021 Toyota Tacoma are still unclear, so we must rely on unofficial reports.
2021 Toyota Tacoma Design
One thing is for sure – base design characteristics are about to remain the same. Despite some reports are suggesting 2021 Toyota Tacoma redesign, that definitely won’t happen in the next several years. Therefore, count on the same design that was introduced in 2015 and will get updates for the next year. Among updates, there is a couple of visual novelties. The new model comes with a new grille, with a new pattern, as well as with smaller tweaks to the bumper and front fascia. Other than that, things are pretty much the same, visually.
Also, it is important to mention new Army Green finish, which will be available in the 2021 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro as well. Speaking of this off-road version, there are also new Fox shocks and a few more mechanical upgrades.
Same goes for the interior design. This 2020-year update brings a couple of important novelties. One of the first things that come to mind is that this truck will finally come with power-adjustable driver’s seat. Also, it is very important to mention the new infotainment system. There is a new 8-inch touchscreen, with better graphics, more functions and more intuitive menu. Also, the Tacoma will finally come with smartphone goodies like Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Amazon Alexa.
Is it time for an oil burner?
Definitely yes! The Chevy Colorado offers such version for years, while the new Ford Ranger will be available with a diesel engine as well. Therefore, it seems natural to see something similar to Toyota as well. Of course, we expect to see a familiar 2.8-liter turbodiesel from Hilux. This unit delivers 177 horsepower and 330 pound-feet of torque. Still, we could see a slight boost on this occasion. In any case, you may count on better fuel economy and higher mpg ratings. It is expected that the max towing capacity will go around 7.500 pounds with this engine.
When it comes to gasoline engines, things are about to remain the same. The base models will continue with a 2.7-liter engine, which is good for about 160 horsepower. Higher trims are about to carry on with a familiar 3.5-liter V6, which delivers 278 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque. There were some reports that the 2021 Toyota Tacoma could get a new 8-speed automatic transmission, but that doesn’t seem very likely at the moment.
2021 Toyota Tacoma Release Date and Price
As you can see, things are still pretty unclear about the 2021 Toyota Tacoma, which seems logical, considering that this model is still far away from its launch. Therefore, we can’t say anything more precise about the release date, though it seems natural to expect it sometime in the last quarter of the next year.
When it comes to the price, the base model will continue with a similar tag, which currently goes around 25.500 dollars. The potential diesel version will probably feature starting price of around 30.000 dollars.