Toyota has definitely been planning to surprise its fans with some serious novelties and major redesigns for the year 2020, especially when it comes to its pickup trucks. One of them is the popular Toyota Tacoma that has been ruling the market for more than two decades. It is now ready to enter its new generation as a 2020 Toyota Tacoma Diesel model, offering some serious changes and updates, including a brand-new diesel option under the hood.
We must say that you shouldn’t be expecting any revolutionary changes when it comes to exterior of the 2020 Toyota Tacoma Diesel, but some serious visual updates will still be noticed on its body. According to the unofficial information our team has got, the new Tacoma should be riding on the same platform and wear that same traditional shape. Its dimensions shouldn’t change either, but some new design language will be applied in both front and rear fascia. For instance, it has been said that the new Tacoma Diesel will get either a hood scoop or a larger grille for better cooling. Also, many of its styling features will probably be borrowed from its cousins 2020 Toyota Tundra and 2020 Toyota Hilux, especially in the front part which will seem a bit more aggressive. The new bodywork should also include its massive bumper and reshaped headlights, but some new exterior color choices could be available as well. Other improvements are expected in terms of suspension and its towing capacity should be increased even more.
The Tacoma truck has been known for its car-like cabin. When it comes to 2020 Tacoma Diesel, we believe that its interior will be also inspired by some other Toyota models. The fans shouldn’t expect any major redesign inside, but some minor refreshments and high-tech updates will be noticed. Besides a smaller information display in the instrument cluster, the driver should get a larger infotainment touch-screen with some of those latest features and connectivity options. Also, the new Tacoma Diesel should be equipped with Toyota Safety Sense P as standard, which has been the case with its full-size relative Tundra.
- new diesel engine
- improved fuel efficiency
- increased towing capacity.
- no major changes in terms of exterior and interior
- lots of details still not confirmed.
The greatest change will happen exactly under the hood of the 2020 Toyota Tacoma Diesel. Namely, the company should introduce a brand-new diesel option, but it hasn’t been confirmed yet which one it will be. We will let you know as soon as we find out. When it comes to other possibilities, one of them could be its current 2.8-liter four-cylinder, also found in Toyota Hilux. The new Tacoma might also keep its 3.5-liter V6 that hits 280 horsepower. It is expected to offer both a six-speed manual and automatic transmission.
2020 Toyota Tacoma Diesel Release Date and Price
The release date hasn’t been announced yet, but the price of the 2020 Toyota Tacoma is expected to start under $30,000 for the base model, which makes this truck quite affordable.