The new 2019 Toyota Tacoma Diesel will be the major addition to the US lineup. This truck is one of the most popular in North America. The arrival of Ford F-150 and other full-size pickups with diesel engines made Toyota speed up the release date of the Tacoma with such unit. Although experts are very confident the truck with diesel powertrain will be released later, rumors are also assuring there will be changes.
The 2019 Toyota Tacoma Diesel will join the current lineup with petrol units. Also, the Japanese company is working on a hybrid truck. But, this is still a project far away from production. The main focus is on the 2019 Tacoma Diesel. At this moment, it seems like engineers will opt for a D-4D drivetrain.
What’s more, the new 2019 Toyota Tacoma Diesel will also be available with the brand-new TRD Pro package among other trim levels. That is another great news by the company, which will work on suspensions and brakes. A diesel unit will add more torque, which will help the truck solve any off-road obstacle.
2019 Toyota Tacoma Diesel Engine and Specs
The drivetrain is a real mystery for 2019 Toyota Tacoma Diesel. There are few possibilities for this pickup. First of all, that is a 2.8-liter turbo mill. We can find this unit in Toyota Hilux truck. But, the engine can’t meet US regulations and emission requirements. So, a big tuning would come first, and only then the mill can appear as a powertrain of the 2019 Toyota Tacoma Diesel.
The new 2019 Toyota Tacoma Diesel, with the four-pot mill, can count on 175 hp and 330 lb-ft of torque. For comparison, Chevy Colorado is using also 2.8-liter diesel engine. For GM’s truck, this drivetrain produces 181 hp and 370 lb-ft of torque. Well, after tuning, the output could raise and the 2019 Tacoma Diesel can challenge the best compact diesel truck in the US. The engine will come with a six-speed automatic transmission. A manual gearbox is available for Hilux, but Tacoma Diesel 2019 is not going to offer it.
Other possibility is D-4D engine, but this is less likely option. Engineers would have to tune it for the US soil, and that is not a cheap process. Sometimes, experts mention it is cheaper to build a new one. However, it is even the less likely to happen.
2019 Toyota Tacoma Diesel TRD Pro
The TRD Pro package made a noise when it appeared a couple of years ago. So far, only three vehicles are using it. There is a lighter version, TRD Sport as well, but it is not as near as impressive as the Pro package. This set of features improves off-road capabilities for the Tacoma. Shocks and suspension made for tough situations will keep the pickup moving even in toughest terrains. Now, with the arrival of 2019 Toyota Tacoma Diesel and extra torque, the truck will be unstoppable.
Well, adding a diesel engine to the TRD Pro trim is one of the highlights for the upcoming season. However, there are also rumors saying the Japanese company will expand the range of vehicles using this package. Favorites to get the set of off-road accessories are Toyota Land Cruiser and Sequoia. At this moment, besides Tacoma, only bigger truck Tundra and 4×4 SUV 4Runner are coming with such offer.
When the 2019 Toyota Tacoma Diesel USA appears, it will be the main rival to Chevy Colorado Diesel. This is one of the best trucks in North America thanks to its 2.8-liter engine. With this drivetrain, Colorado can pull 7,700 pounds. Other, petrol trucks are far behind. With engine using diesel fuel, new Tacoma will be able to offer more than 7,000 pounds of towing capacity.
2019 Toyota Tacoma Diesel Colors
Toyota will add a color or two to make its new 2019 Tacoma Diesel more distinctive and authentic. We could see it in some variant of blue or green paintjob. Red, Black, and White are definitely going to be the part of the palette. Also, the interior will depend on trim level. From cloth to leather, the 2019 Toyota Tacoma Diesel will definitely offer the base SR and top-notch Limited grades.
2019 Toyota Tacoma Diesel Price and Release Date
The cost of the 2019 Toyota Tacoma Diesel is still unknown. We can guess, but everything depends on where the model is landing. Definitely, the new drivetrain will raise the price. But, where will all start, we can only guess. To be more competitive, the new Tacoma Diesel could offer similar price as the Chevy Colorado. That means everything will start around $30,000 without too many options.
Well, we will know more when the 2019 Toyota Tacoma Diesel become official. Fans assume the release date is not set yet. But, the truck could appear next summer. All we can do it is to wait.