Today, the mid-size pickup truck market gets more and more popularity in the automotive world. The 2019 Diesel Tacoma is no the exception. With its bulky exterior appearance, reliability, and with news about working on the hybrid powertrain, the new Tacoma is able to compete on the market. One of the most evident changes for the exterior is adding a brand-new grille and higher position of the bumper.
The cabin is spacious and comfortable, with plenty of room in each row. Furthermore, the towing capacity is far better than before, and larger drivetrain with more power is available as well. Under the hood, the Japanese carmaker will finally introduce the diesel engine, and it will be available in the US as well. With a decent price, powerful output, and improved off-road capabilities new Diesel Tacoma is one of the most anticipated vehicles that come this year.
2019 Diesel Tacoma Redesign
The new 2019 Diesel Tacoma will keep the familiar design from the ongoing version. The diesel pickup truck comes with brand-new, more bulging grille and noticeably higher bumper than before. The fog light vents also getting the chrome elements that provides better illumination and visually look far better. The lower area of the Tacoma is covered with a hardened plastic that will give full protection to the vehicle.
For the cabin, the new model comes with significant design changes and technological updates. On the dashboard, you’ll find aluminum accents and the controls are covered with tactile materials. Moreover, the connectivity options add a bit of modern-day touch, with integrated Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard equipment. You will also find a significant number of USB ports, Wi-Fi and the SD port, all of which are part of a standard package.
2019 Diesel Tacoma Colors
The upcoming model of renowned Japanese carmaker is trustworthy and comes with a very eye-catching exterior. With 2019 Diesel Tacoma you can dip in the nine-color palette and choose the right one for you. Each one of these colors is ‘pari passu’ attractive and it’s really only up to you to pick one. For the exterior, the new model offers standard Silver Sky Metallic, Super White, Magnetic Gray Metallic and Midnight Black Metallic.
Furthermore, you can choose Calvary Blue, Voodoo Blue, Cement, Quick Sand, and beautiful Barcelona Red Metallic as well. As for the cabin, the color palette is classy as well. You can choose between three standard color options, that will give the touch of luxury to the interior, and make it even more enjoyable. So, the interior colors are Black/Caramel, Cement Grey and Black/Red. The higher trims add five more interior color options.
2019 Diesel Tacoma TRD Pro
To keep it up with the rest of the competition Toyota will definitely launch the 2019 Diesel Tacoma TRD Pro. This version stands out with proven reliability and unique design. The exterior comes with a heavy built frame and with the matte black hood scoop, company’s heritage grill, and black taillight bezels. Also, Rigid Industries LEd fog lights and black painted 16-inch alloy wheels should be enough to satisfy visual needs.
The new TRD Pro look very handsome, with the inch higher off the ground than the regular 2019 Diesel Tacoma model. For the inside, heated leather seats, red accent stitching, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel give a fancy note to the cabin. The controls on the wheel are very intuitive, with nicely arranged buttons and knobs. However, the highlight of this interior is the power-operated rear window. This feature helps to cool the inside without introducing the wind vibration.
2019 Diesel Tacoma Specs
Under the bonnet of 2019 Diesel Tacoma will be the same drivetrain which at the moment, supports the Hilux models. The customers in North America will get a 2.8-liter turbo diesel as the only option. The Asian automotive industry giant will focus on larger powertrains in the following years. The standard 2.4-liter unit is clearly not good enough to compete on the growing pickup truck market.
The 2.8-liter turbo diesel engine delivers 180 hp and 332 lb-ft of torque. This unit is linked to either a base 6-speed manual or optional 6-speed automatic transmission. Moreover, with a diesel engine, the Tacoma will increase its towing capacity up to almost 8,000 pounds. With this towing capacity, the new model will be able to compete in the mid-size pickup segment. The fuel economy will be stunning as well since the company’s crossover with the same output gets 34/30 mpg city/highway.
2019 Diesel Tacoma Release Date and Price
The 2019 Diesel Tacoma will come in several different trim levels. The MSRP for the base diesel model starts around $25,500. The Diesel Tacoma TRD Sports add significantly more equipment and the price starts just above $32,000. The TRD Off-Road coming with the price tag of $33,500.
Moreover, the higher and the most expensive trim level, the TRD Pro will have the price around $42,000. With these set of prices, upcoming 2019 Diesel Tacoma will cost less than the Nissan Frontier and the Honda Ridgeline. Another rival, the Chevrolet Colorado is below this price range. The release date of the new Tacoma is scheduled for the second quartal of 2019.