Pickup Toyota Tacoma 2020: without a new automatic transmission, but the configuration became richer

Pickup Toyota Tacoma 2020: without a new automatic transmission, but the configuration became richer

February 9, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

At the Chicago Auto Show debuted a Toyota truck 2020 model year. The pickup slightly tweaked the exterior design and expanded the list of equipment

In the States, Tacoma has maintained leadership among mid-size pickups for 14 years. And the past year was a record year for the model: Toyota dealers sold 245,659 such cars, which is 24% more than in 2017. Competitors are far behind, but they are increasing sales. For example, in 2018, Chevrolet Colorado sold 134,824 copies, which is 19% more than in 2017, and the Nissan Frontier (also known as Navara of the previous generation) gained 79,646 hosts (+ 7%). In addition, in January this year, the Ford Ranger returned to the American market, that is, competition is becoming tougher. Apparently, that’s why Toyota decided to upgrade Tacoma.

Modernization, however, turned out modest. So, all versions, with the exception of the TRD Pro, have changed the radiator grille; for the pickup, there are also new design wheels (16, 17, or 18-inch). In the top trim levels appeared fully LED headlights and all-round cameras. The pickup is still offered with a one-and-a-half or two-row cab, a payload capacity of up to 700 kg.

The salon was not touched, except that they updated the multimedia system: the base screen diagonal was increased from 6.1 to 7 inches, in expensive versions – a complex with an 8-inch touchscreen. Even in all versions, except for the standard, the front seats now have electric. And of course, Tacoma has a set of safety systems Toyota Safety Sense P, it includes adaptive cruise control, systems to prevent frontal collision (with the function of detecting pedestrians), automatic switching of headlights, warning about leaving the occupied lane.

The engines are the same: atmospheric petrol four 2.7 (161 hp) and V6 3.5 (282 hp). Some American media hoped that the Tacoma will be equipped with a new ten-speed automatic transmission, but they did not change the boxes either – this is 6-speed automatic and 6-speed manual transmission, and the manual gearbox is provided only for versions with V6. By the way, the Tacoma TRD Pro with a locking rear differential upgraded the suspension – there are new springs and shock absorbers Fox.

The start of sales of Toyota Tacoma 2020 is scheduled for the summer, prices have not yet been announced. Pickup of the previous model year today costs from $ 25,550 (excluding taxes and delivery),