Not many pickup trucks have an impressive legacy as the newest 2020 Toyota Tacoma. The 1st generation Tacoma, unveiled way back in 1995 was a compact pickup but later the company enhanced its size to make it a midsized truck. Over the years, enhancements have poured in the Tacoma has managed to sell in huge numbers in all markets since the early days.
The Tacoma also has performance and off-road oriented variants which are sold as TRD Pro models. The 2020 Toyota Tacoma is being prepared for release and it comes with slight styling changes and added amenities.
2020 Toyota Tacoma exterior design and changes
The upcoming model 2020 Toyota Tacoma has not got drastic styling changes. However, on a closer look, you may be able to spot the changes. The grille design varies from one trim to another. The headlamps are sleeker and they are Led powered.
However, the TRD Pro trim has been revamped to a great extent. It gets newer LED fog lights, “TOYOTA” logo embossed grille, hood scoop, black-chrome exhaust tips, along with large BBS aluminum wheels. It also gets underbody skid plates.
The cabin of 2020 Toyota Tacoma will also be changed to an extent though details are yet to be declared by the company. The cabin may be more spacious and TRD Pro will get special design inside too.
Toyota may also use advanced noise cancellation tech in the cabin to make sure ride is quieter. The trim levels are SR, SR5, TRD Pro, TRD Sport, TRD Off-Road and Limited. The Limited trim is pretty lavish and it gets better upholstery. The TRD trims get special seats with TRD badging embossed. Toyota may offer several packages for select trims as well.
2020 Toyota Tacoma safety
The 2020 Toyota Tacoma gets a moderate boost in safety and amenities to cope up with the rivals well. There are plenty of airbags and standard safety features but automatic emergency braking is still absent.
2020 Toyota Tacoma engine
The 2020 Toyota Tacoma may carry on the existing version’s powertrain though fuel economy may be enhanced. The tried and tested 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine may be retained. However, performance seeking buyers will still go for the 3.5-liter V6 unit.
The truck may get a new CVT gearbox for 2020. Whether a hybrid powertrain will be used or not has not been confirmed. In any case, the towing capacity may get a boost. The TRD Pro trim gets enhanced suspension and cool air vents on the hood.
2020 Toyota Tacoma price and availability
The release date of upcoming Toyota Tacoma truck is not clear. However, it may be unveiled in late 2019. The pricing may get a slight boost compared to the existing lineup. So, the base trim price may be around $27000.
Summing it up
The upcoming Toyota Tacoma has got nice revamp in styling and powertrain. However, certain details are yet to be known and safety features are just about average. Toyota should not hike the price much to ensure the customers find it enticing. Upon release, the new Tacoma will lock horns with segment rivals like the Chevy Colorado, Nissan Frontier and GMC Canyon.