Toyota is preparing to introduce restyling Tacoma

Toyota is preparing to introduce restyling Tacoma

January 30, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

Updated pickup in version 2020 of the model year will be shown at the Chicago Auto Show, which will start on February 7. The company has published a teaser, which, however, gives a very conditional picture of future changes.

Among the external differences are noticeable increased in width grille with a narrower frame, modified headlights. It is likely that bumpers, flashlights, wheels and a number of decorative elements will change. Toyota does not publish information on how the technical part will be finalized, but it’s probably not worth the significant changes here. The same applies to the interior, although it is expected to upgrade the equipment of the car: from the multimedia complex to active safety systems.

Tacoma is currently the fourth most popular pick-up truck in the US market and the leader in the mid-size segment. The model is second only to representatives of the “Big Three”: Ford F series, Chevrolet Silverado and Ram. She bypasses and some full-size pickups, incl. GMC Sierra. Last year, 245,659 cars were sold, which is 24% more than the 2017 figures.

Tacoma occupies 8.3% of the entire pickup truck market in the United States and 47% in the mid-size segment, ahead of direct competitors in the face of GM’s Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon.

At the same time, the company itself calls the lack of capacity for the production of Tacoma a significant deterrent. This problem will be solved with the release of the restyled version with additional capacity at the assembly plant in San Antonio. It is still difficult to make a forecast regarding the demand for Tacoma in 2019, but its growth is expected, incl. thanks to the restyling, since the current version, with all its popularity, was updated several years ago for the 2016 model year.