Finally, the 2019 Toyota Tacoma diesel is ready for production. It is also the third generation of this model. Foreseen and for the North American market, probably just in the second part of next year. First of all, as a competitor to the new Ford Ranger in this market. Also, a significant rival is the new Honda Ridgeline. In comparison to the petrol models 2018 Toyota Tacoma does not have any significant differences. Probably will take over the turbo diesel engine from the new Toyota Hilux.
The front part features several variants of the radiator grille. Of course, the bumpers are in the body color. Built-in LED daytime running lights, projector-beam headlights and black bezels taillights. The cabin has extremely comfortable leather seats and a telescopic leather steering wheel. It also has air conditioning or dual-zone automatic climate control, a 6.1-inch or 7-inch touch screen (Toyota’s Entune Interface).
The exterior dimensions will be identical to the standard Toyota Tacoma 2018 models. They offer two sizes of cabin with two or four doors, designed for accommodation of 4 or 5 passengers. Also, five of the same trim levels are available. The basic models will have 16-inch steel wheels, and 16, 17 and 18-inch alloy wheels are available. Although the capacities are not published, it is certain that it will be somewhat heavier than the gasoline models. The payload will be about 1600 lbs (726 kg), while the towing capacity will be about 8000 lbs (3629 kg).
Although the choice of the engine has not been officially confirm, it is expected to have a 2.8-liter four-cylinder turbo diesel engine. According to available information, the production of this engine will be 177 hp and 332 lb-ft (450 Nm) of torque. Of course, it keeps the standard drive on the rear wheels. It will also have an all-wheel drive option. As standard, it will have a 6-speed manual transmission, and optionally offers a 6-speed automatic transmission. Depending on the type of drive, combined fuel consumption is likely to range from 29 to 32 mpg (manual), or from 27 to 29 mpg (automatic).
Unfortunately, the price of the 2019 Toyota Tacoma diesel has not yet been officially confirmed. Yet, we expect that the base model will not be cheaper than $ 30,000.