Although there are no special reasons for changes, new Tacoma will get some refreshments. It will happen with design and under the hood. There, most interesting details are about 2018 Toyota Tacoma Diesel. The truck should be more economical and reliable. Nevertheless, the price will remain pretty much the same as for the current edition. On the other hand, tuning will help Tacoma fight the competition, which also prepares some innovations.
2018 Toyota Tacoma Diesel engine
The base model of Tacoma gets the power from a 2.7-l four-cylinder engine. There is also 3.5-l V-6 as an alternative. The diesel unit is missing, but engineers are about to fix that soon. Without official confirmation, we found out that drivetrain could have 2.8-liter displacement. This 4-cylinder engine will get extra power from a turbocharger. Nevertheless, these combinations are coming for US market. Other countries could get different versions. We still don’t know what to expect from 2018 Toyota Tacoma Diesel in Japan, Australia, and the Middle East. Transmission is 6-speed auto gearbox. Manual is also an option.
2018 Toyota Tacoma Diesel specs
Only diesel option, at this moment, can produce probably around 170 hp. It is more than 100 horses less than petrol unit is offering. On the other hand, torque will get a boost and significant improvement. For example, V6 can make 265 lb-ft, while new 2018 Toyota Tacoma Diesel will be able to deliver 350 pound-feet. Improvements are coming on the mileage. Toyota has to deal with growing competition, so 17/24 mpg is simply not good. The diesel model will aim for higher, so at least 2 or 3 miles should add to each gallon the truck spends.
2018 Toyota Tacoma Diesel competition and price
The main rival of the 2018 Toyota Tacoma Diesel is Chevy Colorado. The US company could refresh its lineup very soon, so Toyota must keep the pace. That is why diesel is part of every rumor among pickup fans. To be more competitive, Toyota will offer it at very attractive prices. It is possible to lower them under petrol model, which means Tacoma Diesel could cost under $25,000.