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The 2020 Toyota Tacoma Hybrid will hit the dealerships later this year. Tacoma is one of the most versatile and most reliable pickup trucks in the market. Its versatility comes in the form of great performances and attractive appearance. Also, Tacoma truck offers one of the best interiors in the segment.
Now, this model will feature a hybrid technology and we can call Tacoma a “complete package”. It literally has everything. Also, a famous high-performance “TRD Pro” variant will be available. New 2020 Tacoma will host numerous updates. That mostly includes exterior upgrades. However, the interior will also suffer slight updates. However, the hybrid variant is the biggest innovation.
2020 Toyota Tacoma Hybrid Exterior Changes
For the start, the hybrid model won’t depart from the regular model in terms of design. Even the dimensions are the same. The 2020 Toyota Tacoma Hybrid comes with numerous updates, just like the regular gasoline variant. All-new Tacoma will get new tires, more aggressive look, and larger bumpers. Also, both the front and rear bumpers are placed higher than on the current model.
More chrome accents are easy to spot. The front end now sports black radiator grille and new headlights. In the back, the taillights are all-new as well. Aerodynamics are improved too so we can expect slightly better fuel economy figures.
2020 Toyota Tacoma Hybrid Will Offer Only Premium Materials Inside
The upcoming 2020 Toyota Tacoma Hybrid will look amazing from the inside. Tacoma is a truck that offers one of the most comfortable cabins in the segment. New Hybrid variant will get the same cabin as the regular model. The dashboard will host more aluminum now and it will be slightly wider. The layout of the buttons and controls is perfect.
The same buttons are now finished in more premium materials. The instrument cluster sits higher than before. Infotainment system will get an update also. New Tacoma offers more standard USB ports now. Cabin space will stay intact. Generally, comfort is great and the interior is very modern. However, real luxury starts at higher trim levels.
2020 Toyota Tacoma Hybrid Engine Specs
Why is Toyota Tacoma one of the most versatile pickup trucks out there in the market? The answers lay under the hood. For the start, this model offers numerous engine choices. That includes the 2.7-liter four-cylinder DOHC unit that generates 160 horses. Optionally, a stronger 3.5-liter V6 is producing 280 HP. Another option is a 2.8-liter four-cylinder diesel engine that creates 200 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque. However, the 2020 Toyota Tacoma Hybrid is about to arrive.
Hybrids are the future and Tacoma will be one of a few models that offer this type of technology. Whatsoever, the Japanese automaker will combine the optional 3.5-liter V6 with three electric motors. Together, this output will be rated at 310 horses and all-wheel-drive setup will be standard. Not only it produces more power, but Tacoma Hybrid will also gain a significant mileage boost. There are no specific details about the fuel economy, but Toyota claims that Tacoma will deliver class-leading figures.
Price and Release Date
The base Tacoma model starts at $27,000. That means the diesel variant will cost slightly higher and TRD Pro models are priced at around $40,000. The 2020 Toyota Tacoma Hybrid will start at $32,000 or slightly higher. Whatsoever, this pickup truck will hit the dealerships in the second half of 2019.