The famous pickup is about to get a completely new version, 2019 Toyota Tacoma Diesel, according to the latest reports. This excellent truck is designed for the U.S. market especially. It comes with a completely unique design, with plenty of new design solutions.
The current generation is present since 2015. So, we can conclude that it is the right time for some updates. Latest reports suggest it will get a refreshed face, but many other novelties as well. Still, the biggest novelty would be a new diesel version, which is about to get a new engine, while the rest of the truck shouldn’t be much different than gasoline versions.
Most likely, the 2019 Tacoma Diesel will use some of the engines from the famous Hilux, which is offered internationally. We are expecting to see new version somewhere in the second half of the year.
2019 Toyota Tacoma Diesel redesign
In terms of base design characteristics, 2019 Toyota Tacoma Diesel shouldn’t be much different compared to standard gasoline models. Still, if we consider that the company plans to update a complete Tacoma lineup for the next year, it becomes clear that this version will come with improved design as well. The platform, as well a complete chassis will remain unchanged, most likely. The focus will be on the visual appearance. Most novelties will come at the front. Expect all those changes that are usual for these kinds of updates.
The front end will suffer most, which will include things like new front fascia, revised bumper, but maybe even reshaped grille and headlights. Anyway, expect some interesting novelties. Rest of the truck could suffer as well, but not so significantly. Expect to see new wheels design, new exterior colors, as well as some smaller tweaks at the rear end.
2019 Toyota Tacoma Diesel interior design
Speaking of the interior design, 2019 Toyota Tacoma Diesel shouldn’t be much different in terms of styling. We are about to see a familiar cabin, with the pretty much same dashboard layout. The only revisions could come on the instrument cluster, which seems natural since this will be a diesel-powered version. When it comes to standard features, the 2019 Toyota Tacoma Diesel should be rich, probably with more of standard equipment compared to base gasoline versions.
2019 Toyota Tacoma Diesel engine
The exact details about the new engine for this truck are still to come. However, we can presume it would be some of the two familiar units from Hilux. The first possibility, which seems more likely, is a 2.8-liter unit which delivers around 177 horsepower and comes in pair with a 6-speed automatic transmission. Another possibility is a 3.0-liter engine, which delivers around 165 horsepower. Still, this version comes with a little bit outdated 5-speed automatic transmission, so a smaller 2.8-liter unit would be a better solution.
Besides new diesel engine, the famous truck will continue with familiar gasoline units in the offer as well. The base model will feature a familiar 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine, which is good for about 160 horsepower. On the other side, an optional 3.5-liter V6 seems like a much better option. It has a max output of 278 horsepower, which means far better performances.
2019 Toyota Tacoma Diesel release date and price
The exact launch date of the 2019 Toyota Tacoma Diesel is yet to come. So far, we know that this would be somewhere in the second half of the year. Still, a more precise date will be announced soon. When it comes to the price, base diesel versions will probably go around 30.000 dollars.
Competition remains the same. There are models like Honda Ridgeline, Nissan Frontier, Chevy Colorado etc.