Considering that the current generation of the popular mid-size truck is on the market since 2015, people have already started with speculations about the update. You can find many reports around about a mid-cycle update that should happen in the next few years and many of them suggest not just visual updates, but some interesting novelties under the hood. We are talking about a diesel engine. Oil burners aren’t such common thing in NorthAmerica, but some of the competitors have already introduced versions with such engines.

Toyota definitely wants its piece of cake, so we are seriously counting on such variant. The 2020 Toyota Tacoma Diesel is expected to come with the upcoming mid-cycle update. The exact year of this refresh is still a mystery, though many suggest next year. In any case, this update will bring more interesting novelties than usual.

2020 Toyota Tacoma Diesel front

2020 Toyota Tacoma Diesel Engine

Of course, the most important thing about this version will be the engine. The 2020 Toyota Tacoma Diesel is expected to come with some of the company’s familiar oil-burners. This leads us to the legendary Hilux, a truck that Toyota offers around the world. This model comes with a plethora of diesel engines in the offer. Still, we can easily make a quick selection of potential candidates. The first one that comes to our minds is a 2.8-liter unit that delivers around 180 horsepower and 330 pound-feet of torque. Seems like a perfect measure for this truck.

Another potential candidate is an older-generation 3.0-liter engine, which is good for 163horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque. It might be less efficient than the 2.8-liter unit, but definitely offers spectacular reliability, which is critical for these kinds of vehicle. Still, a newer 2.8-liter unit is our favorite. In any way, count on improved towing capacity. With the V6 gasoline, it goes up to 6.800 pounds. A new oil burner will definitely bring a nice increase in this aspect.

Rest of the lineup continues in the same way

Other than a new diesel engine, the 2020 Toyota Tacoma will continue with two familiar gasoline engines. Base models will feature a 2.7-liter unit that is good for about 160 horses. On the other side, higher trims will come with a 3.5-liter V6, which has a max output of 278 horspower and 270 pound-feet of torque. Both engines are coupled with a 6-speed automatic transmission. If you choose an all-wheel drive, a V6 could be also paired with performance-oriented 6-speed manual gearbox.

Some reports also suggest a hybrid version of the popular truck. We still haven’t heard  a word from Toyota official. In our oppinion, this version will have to wait for some more time.

2020 Toyota Tacoma Diesel Design

In terms of base design characteristics, the 2020 Toyota Tacoma Diesel won’t be much different compared to the rest of the lineup. Count on a familiar design, which came with the current generation three years ago. This model is a spectacular off-roader and that is its main characteristics. Of course, you can count on a pretty attractive styling as well. It will be available in Acess and Double Cab versions. The potential date could bring several novelties. Besides a diesel engine, the 2020 Toyota Tacoma changes will probably include some visual improvement, as well as tweaks inside the cabin, both in terms of the style and more standard equipment.

2020 Toyota Tacoma Diesel rear view

Speaking of the exterior changes, most of them will come at front, We count on some modifications of the front fascia and bumper, while the rest of the face should remain pretty much the same. Other areas probably won’t suffer too much, though there is a chance to see few tweaks at the rear end. Of course, count on things like new color options, as well as new wheels designs.

2020 Toyota Tacoma Diesel Interior

The Tacoma features a classic truck design. Therefore, you won’t find too much style on the inside. Its cabin is well-made, built to last for decades. However, don’t count on soft-touch materials and similar things. This is the aspect where potential refresh could bring a bit of updates. We could see a few areas with nicer materials, as well as some new color schemes. Other than that, the 2020 Toyota Tacoma Diesel will come pretty much the same as current gasoline models. Count on two body styles – four-seatAccess Cab and a five-seat Double Cab. The latter one features a quite spacious rear bench as well. When it comes to cargo capacity, there are two bed sizes –5 foot and 6 foot 1 inch.

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2020 Toyota Tacoma Diesel Release Date and Price

If these reports about the update turn out to be true, we will probably see this truck a little bit earlier than usual, probably in the third quarter of next year. When it comes to the 2020 Toyota Tacoma price, we presume that a new diesel engine will be availabe in higher trims, so base models will probably go around 30.000 dollars.

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