Toyota will introduce its updated full-size Tundra by the end of this year. However, before this happens, the Japanese automaker has a plan to reveal the smaller and more popular Tacoma. Unlike the testing prototype of the Tundra which we have seen already, no one knew that the manufacturer even works on the 2020 Toyota Tacoma. Surprisingly, the refreshed mid-size pickup truck is ready to make its official debut and this is going to happen in a few days at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show.
Since it had been the coldest place on earth over the past several weeks, Windy City isn’t our first choice at the moment. However, if we want to take a look at the new Tacoma, we have to be there, because the teaser image doesn’t provide too many details. Moreover, the image just hints the new headlights and daytime running lights, which are most likely fitted with LED technology. Other changes are rumor based at moment, yet we think the automaker hasn’t resist not changing the grille and fenders. In addition, the refreshed pickup truck most likely features new taillights or at least new graphics, as well as several new exterior colors.
Inside Of The Truck
The single picture of the interior doesn’t reveal much. Still, it doesn’t mean that the 2020 Toyota Tundra isn’t getting anything new inside. On the contrary, the mid-size pickup truck is coming fitted with a new adjusting system for the driver’s seat, coupled with an updated infotainment system, and paired with better safety suit. Plus, we might even see some changes on the dashboard, as well as new upholstery treatment.
Under The Hood
The mid-size top-seller truck will keep the existing engine options. Both of them, the standard 2.7-liter four-cylinder and optional 3.5-liter V6 with Atkinson cycle should receive no changes. However, the Japanese automaker will most probably manage to improve the performance of the pickup by adding a new 10-speed automatic transmission. Of course, the smooth-shifting ‘box will be available for higher trims only.
Stay tuned for updates.