No topic at Torque News spurs more debate or has a deeper emotional response than that of a Toyota Tacoma with a diesel engine. Our readers, and those who participate on the forums we follow have made it crystal clear. Tacoma owners want a diesel option. Sadly, when the 2016 Tacoma was launched the chief engineer for the Tacoma went out of his way to explain why Toyota won’t do it (for the U.S. Market). So now the only question is, which matters more to you? Diesel power, or Tacoma?
This week GM began to update its ordering codes and order books for the 2016 Colorado and Canyons trucks. The new GM mid-size pickups with diesel engines actually get some other goodies included like engine braking (exhaust braking, or Jake-brake) and trailering upgrades. The 2016 models will be for sale in about four to six months. Presently, Chevy and GMC are selling every truck they can make at a very high profit, and with limited discounting. To be frank, GM can’t build enough trucks to meet demand.
The same is true of Toyota. Toyota is also selling all the trucks it makes at a nice profit, and if it could build more it would sell more. The third shift is now ramping up, and Toyota is selling more Tacomas now than it could have made last April (without stealing line capacity from Tundra).
So what will it be mid-size Toyota pickup owners? Diesel or Tacoma for you when the Tacoma you have now is due for replacement?
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