The most popular mid-size truck on the U.S. market has recently received an update. The Japanese manufacturer prepared a lot of interesting novelties in all aspects. There are some styling tweaks, new features and interior upgrades. However, many reports suggest that’s not all we are going to see from the current generation. According to the 2021 Toyota Tacoma rumors, we could see some additional changes. Various reports are suggesting new powertrain options, including both diesel and hybrid models.
Some reports even go that far and suggest an early redesign, considering that the recent update was pretty modest in terms of styling changes. Still, these are all just rumors. The fact is that the Tacoma is selling great, despite that there are some new competitors in the segment. Therefore, we are pretty sure that the Japanese manufacturer won’t rush with changes on this great pickup truck.
2021 Toyota Tacoma Rumors About Hybrid Powertrain
Some of the most frequent 2021 Toyota Tacoma rumors refer to new powertrain options, a hybrid model in particular. There’s no doubt that Toyota will offer such powertrain in the near future, but we are not sure it will come already in the next year. In any case, these reports are usually suggesting two possibilities for the Tacoma Hybrid.
The first one is to see a familiar four-cylinder hybrid system, the one that already powers models like RAV4, Highlander, Camry etc. It is a pretty fresh system, which combines a 2.5-liter gasoline engine with a couple of electric motors. There are several output versions in the offer, but we may presume that Tacoma would feature the most powerful one, the one that powers the new Highlander. This system is good for about 240 horsepower, which seems like a decent number for a pickup truck. More importantly, the fuel economy is impressive. With this system, the new Tacoma would feature more than 30 miles per gallon with ease.
The other option is to see a more powerful, V6-based powertrain. Of course, the first that comes to mind is a system that powers the Lexus LS 500h, which will find its place under the new Tundra as well (with significant power boost). The system delivers around 355 horsepower, which is an amount that would make Tacoma a real performer.
2021 Toyota Tacoma Rumors About Diesel
Rumors about an oil-burner are always present. Simply, these engines are becoming a common thing among pickup trucks. Colorado has it for years, while the new Ranger and Gladiator are about to introduce such versions in the next year. As a class-leader, Tacoma should also offer such an engine, according to numerous 2021 Toyota Tacoma rumors.
Some reports even speculate about specs and exact numbers. Naturally, the new model would feature a familiar 2.8-liter turbodiesel, which is good for about 180 horsepower and 330 pound-feet of torque. Still, many reports are suggesting that the Tacoma would get a nice power boost. Something like the addition of 20 hp and 20 lb-ft would be nice. Benefits from a diesel engine would be numerous, starting from a better towing capacity and higher mpg ratings compared to gasoline counterparts.
Despite the recent update, some reports are even suggesting an early redesign, which could happen already in a year or two. The main reason for such 2021 Toyota Tacoma rumors is that the recent update wasn’t very generous in terms of visual changes.
Another reason for such reports is that the full-size Tundra is getting a complete overhaul. The interesting thing is that the new platform will be modular and that will be used for all BoF vehicles in Toyota’s lineup. This would include both full-size and mid-size models.
Naturally, this truck would be next in the line, considering its importance for the company. The new architecture, codenamed F1, would bring a lot of benefits and improvements in all aspects. Still, the biggest benefit from a modular platform is that the development of the next generation won’t take too much time and resources. That may be a reason for an earlier redesign, according to some reports.
2021 Toyota Tacoma Rumors
Those would be the biggest 2021 Toyota Tacoma rumors. Still, there are also reports that speculate about smaller, more realistic things. For example, one of the rumors is that new Panoramic View and Multi-Terrain View monitors will become standard in the next year. These new systems are currently offered as options, but it seems natural to see them on the list of standard equipment, considering all those safety systems and driver aids that are already standard.
Among other 2021 Toyota Tacoma rumors, you can find reports about TRD Pro upgrades, new accessories, new color options etc. We are pretty sure that these would be the biggest changes for the next year and that the 2021 Tacoma will be nothing more than a carryover model.