Ever since the third generation of a desirable Toyota’s truck saw its last update in 2015, the market has been waiting for its newest and better version. It seems that the fans can finally start looking forward to the 2019 Toyota Tacoma planned for the upcoming year. This truck will appear more appealing to its lovers and improve its fuel efficiency.
When it comes to exterior of the 2019 Toyota Tacoma, we must say that you probably should not be expecting some drastic and distinctive changes. The truck will mostly be inspired by its predecessor and wear the same platform and suspension as the outgoing model. Besides its regular version, Toyota will offer two more trims, significantly improved of course – the TRD and the TRD Pro. The biggest enhancements can be expected on the TRD Pro model which will be far more off-road oriented, sportier and aggressive. When it comes to base model, most of the updates will happen around the front fascia. The new Tacoma will probably get a larger grille with more aggressive design. The headlights will be using the latest LED technology and they have been compared to those seen on the latest Tundra. This medium-size truck will also get a new set of wheels wrapped in all-terrain tires, but we expect more information soon.
The interior of the 2019 Toyota Tacoma will remain mostly the same with few minor updates and refreshments. Toyota will use better-quality materials inside its new truck and perhaps some new color combinations. In higher trims, you will probably find the bucket seats and inserts made of lightweight materials such as aluminum and carbon fiber. The driver might also get a newly designed steering wheel and a faster infotainment system with numerous next-generation options. Safety systems and driver assist features will also be included.
When it comes to engine of the 2019 Toyota Tacoma, it seems that this model might abandon its current 2.7-liter naturally-aspirated inline-four and use the 2.0-liter instead. Such an engine could deliver 220 horsepower and 250 pound-feet of torque. However, this information has not been confirmed yet. The other possible option includes the 3.5-liter V6 engine that hits up to 330 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque. On the other hand, the 2.8-liter turbocharged inline-four could be found in its diesel version. It has also been said that the new Tacoma might replace its six-speed automatic transmission with an eight-speed and use the six-speed manual as standard.
2019 Toyota Tacoma Release Date and Price
The 2019 Toyota Tacoma will probably make its debut at some of the early 2018 International Auto Shows. The price of this truck starts around $30,000 before options, but it could go up to $50,000 for the TRD Pro version.