The last time we saw an update of the Tacoma model was in recent 2015. Since then the fans have been waiting to see if Toyota is going to change and improve anything on this truck and solve some of the earlier problems. To be honest, the Tacoma truck has not been quite known for its power or efficiency, but we hope that the 2019 Toyota Tacoma model will surprise us.
When it comes to exterior of the 2019 Toyota Tacoma, both the experts and the fans expect that this mid-size truck will abandon its well-known rugged and off-road design and acquire some more elegant and sophisticated features. It is not certain whether this model will get new chassis or just minor updates, but it will probably retain most of the features you have seen on its predecessor. You probably should not be expecting any drastic changes on its body. Instead, it will be a refreshed and a slightly upgraded version of the current model. Also, the new Tacoma will not use aluminum and other lightweight materials in its body construction as it has been the case with the newest next-generation trucks. This truck will keep using steel and appear heavier in weight. Be that as it may, the new Tacoma is still expected to make its appearance as a more functional and more powerful truck. Besides its regular version, there is a chance that Toyota will offer the TRD Pro version as well. That edition would certainly have more aggressive and sportier design, new grille and bumpers, new set of headlights, better wheels and tires and of course a higher price.
We could say that there is a lack of information when it comes to interior of the 2019 Toyota Tacoma, but also inform you that you should not hope for any significant changes inside either. The new Tacoma will mostly retain the well-known cabin of its predecessor, except for technology that will be upgraded. The truck will get a new instrument cluster that will be fully digital and provide more information for a driver. Also, it will come with an upgraded infotainment system and numerous features and connectivity options.
When we talk about the engine of the 2019 Toyota Tacoma, we must say that there has been more than one option discussed. The first possibility includes the current 2.7-liter naturally aspirated inline-four that delivers around 170 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque. The other option says that the Tacoma might also get a bigger 3.5-liter V6 with 300 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque. The rumor has it that Toyota could also employ a diesel engine, a 2.8-liter turbocharged inline-four that would produce 177 horsepower and 330 pound-feet of torque. Either of them should be mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.
2019 Toyota Tacoma Release Date and Price
The 2019 Toyota Tacoma should be expected to make its debut by the late 2018 or early 2019. The estimated price of this truck starts around $30,000 and it could go up to $49,000 for the TRD Pro version.