Unlike many people’s beliefs, Toyota is actually planning to upgrade all of its truck lineup for the 2015 model year which means that the Hilux, Tacoma and the Tundra will receive a nice upgrade over the previous generations.
These 2015 Toyota trucks are going to receive minor styling updates as they are quite new on the market but most importantly, there will be new engines for all of them that not only are going to be more powerful than before but also more fuel efficient which is really nice for those with big fleets of cars. On top of that, their interiors will receive minor updates in order to make them more competitive and also more appealing to the customers.
2015 Toyota trucks – 2015 Toyota Hilux
The first car we’ll take a look into is the 2015 Toyota Hilux. Unlike the other two, this is a Global model which is sold almost everywhere, meaning that it features different engines for every market. What most people don’t know though is that it is going to receive a brand new 3 liter diesel that will provide more power that before at roughly 180 horsepower and also more torque. This is thanks to a new type of turbo that also gives it a better fuel efficiency.
2015 Toyota trucks – 2015 Toyota Tacoma
Another truck that will be released next year will be the Tacoma. This small truck is similar to the Hilux in many ways but it is only sold in the North America. Until now, it was sold only with a choice of petrol engines with power ranging from a 2.7 liter inline 4 to a 4 liter V6. Both of these will have similar fuel consumption, the only difference being the total power of the car.
The new addition though will be a brand new 2.8 liter Cummins inline 4 diesel. This is a smaller version of the V8 that is capable of around 160 horsepower and nearly 300 lb-ft of torque, meaning it is almost as powerful and has almost the same towing capacity of a much bigger car, the RAM Diesel.
2015 Toyota trucks – 2015 Toyota Tundra
The last of the 2015 Toyota trucks is the Tundra. This is a large truck that just like the Tacoma is only sold in the North American market. There will be two major changes to this new model over the previous car. Firstly, there will be a factory TRD spec provided with supercharges the 5.7 liter petrol V8 up to as much as 500 horsepower and around 550 lb-ft of torque, being a direct competitor to the Raptor.
There will also be a new engine introduced with the 2015 model year, a 5 liter V8 diesel provided Cummins. This is said to make more than 300 horsepower and 500 lb-ft of torque which would put it on the same place with bigger trucks. Thanks to this engine, it should be able to tow as much as 15.000 pounds or more, all with a 20 MPG average fuel consumption.