It looks like we could see more novelties in the next year than we initially expected. The famous trim level has always been a synonym for excellent off-road performances, thanks to various mechanical upgrades. The upcoming model will be even better, thanks to some pretty nice update. Moreover, it could easily become more efficient as well. According to the latest reports, the 2020 Toyota Tacoma Diesel Trd Pro is on its way. This would be the first time to see Tacoma with a diesel engine. We are still waiting for the official confirmation.
2020 Toyota Tacoma Diesel Trd Pro Engine
Of course, this is the most important part of the upcoming model. Although 2020 Toyota Tacoma Diesel Trd Pro still waits for the official confirmation, it’s not hard to presume which engine will find its place under the hood of this performance version. Of course, we count on a well-known 2.8-liter turbodiesel, which is good for about 177 horsepower and 330 pound-feet of torque. The same engine already powers models like Toyota HiLux and Toyota Land Cruiser Prado.
Considering that Tacoma is bigger and heavier, we would definitely like to see more power in this case. This would mean a slight power boost, probably to over 200 horsepower. The new engine would probably come with a manual transmission as standard, but automatic gearbox should be available too. Naturally, this version won’t be as fast as the standard model, but an additional torque would definitely be useful in terms of towing capacity. Also, mpg ratings would be significantly higher.
2020 Toyota Tacoma Diesel Trd Pro Specs
Other than a diesel engine, this model shouldn’t be much different compared to the standard gasoline version. That means it would come with all the novelties that are coming with this 2020 update. One of the most notable upgrades is new suspension setup, which includes new Fox shocks and raised ground clearance for about an inch. Also, there are new 16-inch wheels, which are lighter and also come with new tires. In terms of aesthetics, there is a new Army Green color option, as well as a slightly revised grille. Another important novelty is the addition of advanced camera-based systems called the panoramic view monitor. This system allows the driver to see everything that’s happening around and under the truck.
On the inside, you may presume that the 2020 Toyota Tacoma Diesel Trd Pro would come with a new instrument cluster, adapted to an oil-burner. Other than that, we would see all those novelties that are coming with this update. This particularly refers to the addition of driver’s 10-way power-adjustable seat, as well as to a new infotainment system. This version now comes standard with an 8-inch touchscreen, as well as with smartphone integration goodies like Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Amazon Alexa etc.
As we already mentioned, the 2020 Toyota Tacoma Diesel TRD Pro still waits for the official confirmation. Therefore, we won’t speculate too much about the price, though we should mention that this update brings a slight price jump, as the standard gasoline version is now for about 1.000 dollars more expensive than before. If the new diesel version is about to come, we expect it would hit the market sometime in the next year.