The famous mid-size truck has been on American roads for more than 23 years and we are expecting new changes for the 2020 Toyota Tacoma. The original version of this model came 1995. So far, we have seen three generations of it.
The current-generation model is present since 2015 and considering truck’s usual production cycle, next year would be a perfect time for the mid-cycle refresh. So far, we don’t know the details about this updates. Moreover, we didn’t get official information yet. Still, we can make some predictions on how 2020 Tacoma could look like.
Of course, the focus will be on visual changes. Expect a lot of new bodywork. We don’t expect changes on the inside. Finally, the engine lineup should remain unchanged, although some rework on powertrain is also possible. The new version should arrive somewhere in the late 2019.
2020 Toyota Tacoma design changes
The upcoming update is about to bring a lot of changes. Since this will be a mid-cycle update, base design characteristics will definitely remain the same. We don’t expect bigger changes on the mechanics. Also, the base shape and proportions will remain unchanged. On the other side, the visual appeal should be significantly improved with various changes. Just like every facelift, this one will also focus on the front end. We are about to see rework on various areas. Expect completely new front fascia, as well as modifications on bumper and grille.
Finally, headlights could be reshaped as well. The rest of the truck should also get some novelties, but not so significant. At the rear end, expect few tweaks on taillights and bumper. Also, count on new wheels design and some new exterior colors. Interior changes are also expected.
2020 Toyota Tacoma interior design
The 2020 Toyota Tacoma should suffer on the inside as well. The current cabin looks pretty good, but additional improvements are always welcome. Although the base cabin design will remain the same, we should see some smaller tweaks on the dashboard. Expect some modifications of the center console, as well as some tweaks on the instrument cluster. New color schemes are certain, while new materials are possible.
When it comes to trim levels, the base organization will remain the same. We will see familiar trims in the offer, but each one will surely get few novelties. The great quality of this truck is a variety of versions in the offer. There are base workhorse variants, well-balanced models that offer great value for the money, fully-equipped comfort-oriented models, as well as performance off-road machines.
2020 Toyota Tacoma engines
When it comes to powertrain, the 2020 Toyota Tacoma will continue with familiar engines, but some rework is quite possible.
The base engine is a 2.7-liter four-cylinder unit which delivers around 160 horsepower. This engine will probably get some additional tunings which will provide more power and better efficiency.
Still, 280 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque from an optional 3.5-liter V6 sound much better. This engine could also get slighter increase in power, but probably not so significant.
Finally, we are expecting to see a diesel engine in the offer. This will be something completely new for this truck that is offered exclusively in North America. Latest reports suggest that the new diesel version will be ready for the 2020-year model. Still, take this information with reserve.
2020 Toyota Tacoma release date and price
We expect to see 2020 Toyota Tacoma somewhere in the second half of the next year. Bigger changes in price are not expected, so base models should go around 26.000 dollars.
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