Toyota continues to tease their 2020 Tacoma, now showing a TRD Pro badge ahead of its Chicago debut.
The Tacoma is, without doubt, the best-selling small truck in the United States as of the time of this writing. However, it now must compete against the reborn Ford Ranger, which Ford says is in such high demand that they have to increase overtime just to keep up with production.
Toyota has to have something up their sleeve to even the score. We just don’t know what.
But we’ll find out, according to Toyota’s relentless teasing, at the Chicago Auto Show on February 7th at 11 AM EST. That’s when Toyota puts on their industry press conference and finally takes the cover off the 2020 Toyota Tacoma.
In the meantime, Toyota is sending us a plethora of teaser photos to get every truck enthusiast’s mouths watering. First, we had a shot released at the end of January that showed the updated trucks new front end. Well, half of that front end. We got to see the newly updated LED headlights and what might be an updated grille, but that’s about it.
Our latest teaser photo shows even less. What we get is just a TRD Pro badge appearing just after the front wheel well. Toyota says their midsize pick will have a "host of updates across the TRD Pro lineup,” be declined to say just what those updates might entail.
Current rumors expect the Tacoma to receive technology updates to bring it more in line with the rest of their fleet lineup. Expect more standard features such as lane departure alert, automatic cruise control, rear cross traffic alert, and blind-spot monitoring to appear on lower-end trims, while luxury features like wireless charging and wifi hotspotting might become standard too.
Don’t expect much from the engines, which are expected to remain the 2.7-L inline 4-cylinder with 159 hp and the 3.5-L V6 with 278 hp.
More info as we receive it, which will certainly happen tomorrow at 11 AM.