The upcoming model is coming with numerous updates, as the Japanese manufacturer wants to keep this truck a segment leader. There are some new styling solutions, new interior features, a new infotainment system, and other technologies etc. However, we are still waiting for the official confirmation of the rumored diesel version. Allegedly, the 2020 Toyota Tacoma Diesel USA model is about to come soon, maybe already for the next year.
2020 Toyota Tacoma Diesel USA
Although diesels aren’t as popular as in other parts of the world, the North American market is getting more and more vehicles with such engines in the offer. This particularly refers to trucks, as even full-size legends like F-150 and Ram 1500 are about to get oil-burners. When it comes to mid-size segment, Chevy Colorado is available with such version for years. It’s not the fastest truck around, but benefits in terms of towing and economy are obvious. Also, newcomers like Ford Ranger and Jeep Gladiator are about to get diesel versions in the next year, while such version is expected from the next-generation Nissan Frontier as well. Therefore, there is no reason why we shouldn’t see 2020 Toyota Tacoma Diesel USA, especially if we consider that we are talking about the absolute segment leader in terms of sales numbers.
You probably wonder which engine could find a place under the 2020 Tacoma Diesel. In our eyes, there is one, pretty obvious choice. Of course, we are talking about a familiar 2.8-liter turbodiesel, which powers the legendary HiLux. It features a max output of 177 horsepower and 330 pound-feet of torque.
Still, we presume that the company could a couple of modifications to the engine, in order to get a little bit more power. The power output would probably go up to around 200 horsepower, which would have a positive effect on performances for sure. Speaking of performances, the first thing that comes to mind is towing. We presume that ratings will be much better compared to current gasoline engines.
The Tacoma currently can tow up to 6.800 pounds with a V6 engine. On the other side, Toyota Tacoma Diesel should be able to tow more than 7.500 pounds, according to the latest reports.
Of course, one of the biggest benefits from the new 2020 Toyota Tacoma Diesel USA will be fuel economy. The Tacoma is a great truck for so many reasons, but fuel economy definitely isn’t one of them. Still, this will change soon, as the new engine is expected to be very economical. We still don’t know the exact number, but we presume that ratings won’t be much different compared to the HiLux. This would mean around 20 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway.
When will 2020 Toyota Tacoma Diesel USA arrive?
At this point, we are still waiting for the official confirmation. Still, many reports are suggesting that the 2020 Toyota Tacoma Diesel USA could come pretty soon, probably during the next year. When it comes to the price, we presume that base versions would go around 30.000 dollars.