One of the most popular models in mid-size pickup trucks segment has definitely been the Toyota Tacoma. Over the years we have seen its minor updates and refreshments, but it has been recently speculated that this truck might get its major redesign in the year 2020, as 2020 Toyota Tacoma model.
At the moment, all we’ve got are rumors and speculations, but the experts and the true fans of this powerful mid-size off-roader can mostly guess what to expect when it comes to exterior design of the 2020 Toyota Tacoma. Namely, as far as we have been informed, the platform this truck rides on shouldn’t be changed. Also, the new Tacoma should retain its recognizable shape, body styles and dimensions. However, it seems that the fans should expect some serious visual updates, especially in the front fascia. The new Tacoma will probably get either a hood scoop or a larger grille. A new set of larger off-road wheels is also a possibility. Generally, the appearance of the upcoming Tacoma should reveal some quite modern and a bit aggressive styling. The manufacturer is also expected to enhance the suspension system and therefore, improve the off-road performance of this truck, it is little better than new 2020 Toyota Hilux. You will probably find some new body paint choices to be offered. All in all, the overall appearance of the new Tacoma shouldn’t let you down and spoil its well-known reputation of being an excellent off-roader.
There is a lack of information when it comes to interior of the 2020 Toyota Tacoma. However, since this truck has been known for its car-like cabin design, thing shouldn’t change much and you probably shouldn’t expect any revolutionary changes inside. While the exterior will reveal a pretty much brand-new design language, the interior of this mid-size truck might only undergo some minor updates, especially in terms of technology. The dashboard and the instrument cluster will probably come redesigned and appear more modern. The driver should get a smaller information display as well as a larger touch-screen with the latest infotainment system with numerous features and connectivity options. The new Tacoma is also expected to use some high-quality materials, especially in higher trim levels. Other upgrades should include its standard safety systems and driver assist features.
We still haven’t got the information whether the 2020 Toyota Tacoma will employ any new engine options under the hood. On the other hand, the base model might keep its current 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine that is expected to provide the output of 160 horsepower. At the moment, a five-speed manual and a six-speed automatic transmission are available. Its higher trims levels could use the same 3.5-liter V6 that hits 280 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque. The engine will be paired with either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission. Some rumors says that there will be new 2020 Toyota Tacoma with Diesel engine.
2020 Toyota Tacoma Release Date and Price
The 2020 Toyota Tacoma should probably be expected to hit the roads in two years, but the official release date has still been a mystery. The price of this popular truck should still start under $30,000, probably at $26,000 for the base model.
Competitors: Chevrolet Colorado, Nissan Frontier, Honda Ridgeline, GMC Canyon.