Toyota has announced in a teaser press release that the new 2020 Toyota Tacoma will be revealed next Thursday, February, 7th. This is a not a totally new generation of Tacoma. We are fortunate to have a great Toyota contact, so we reached out to Toyota spokesperson, Corey Proffitt. He told Torque News that the new 2020 Tacoma will come with "improvements and updates customers have requested."
This is actually a key point. The Tacoma is one of the most beloved trucks in the market, as reflected by its number one standing as the vehicle with the single best resale value in the country. However, not all is perfect in Tacoma-land. Owners of the automatic transmission trucks have been having difficulties and it is marring the otherwise strong reputation the truck has earned. Toyota could re-tune the transmission shift points and eliminate this problem.
There are other less significant areas that Toyota can improve upon as well. Infotainment would be the first area this Tacoma fan would like to see improved upon. Android Auto is not presently part of any Toyota offering, but Toyota tells us that it has not forgotten the approximately 50% of adult phone users who opt for Android phones in the U.S. (Thet percentage is more like 80% in other markets).
Toyota could also update the seats in the Tacoma. Although seat comfort is very subjective, many reviewers complained that for them the seat is too low. Rather than a chair, in which one's legs bend at the knee, the Tacoma has one's legs out more flat than in other vehicles.
We will be sure to cover the updates. Check back in a week. What changes will you be looking for in the new Tacoma?