The 2024 Toyota Tacoma is yet to be officially revealed (May 19), but someone managed to crack a code on the Toyota website and reveal a photo. This is the most detailed leak of the midsize pickup yet if the photos are true. It gives us a sneak peek at what it will look like before it’s even officially unveiled. We’ll take a closer glance and decipher this leak.
2024 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro Redesign
The image, which is now posted on Tacoma4G.com reveals a front three-quarters view of the Toyota Tacoma having a good time in the dirt. The new Toyota Tacoma is a much more modern, sleeker, and stylish design, combining elements of the Tundra with the previous Tacoma. The LED headlights sit atop vertical air vents, but it is not known if they are real. There’s also an octagonal grille. The Tacoma comes in this trim with a blacked-out roof, mirrors, and an all-terrain tire.
Toyota’s teasers and patent photos were also leaked. The TRD Pro version is of particular interest, as the rugged white Tacoma that we see here matches what was shown in the teasers. Toyota will offer a variety of other trims, such as the Trailhunter. This variant is likely to cater to camping, or what the kids call “overlanding”. Expect accessories like an awning or a roof-mounted tent to be included in this version.
The Japanese automaker has already confirmed that the Toyota Tacoma 2024 will be powered by a six-speed transmission, for those who like to shift their gears themselves. The hybrid powertrain is confirmed, just as in the Tundra. The 3.5-liter turbo-V-6 electric gas engine that powers the larger brother, the Tundra, produces 437 horsepower. It’s not known if Tacoma will use this same engine or if the tuning will be slightly different for the smaller Tacoma. Toyota could even develop a hybrid four-cylinder engine.
Spending more on the Tacoma TRD Pro also gets you some upgraded chassis components. One of these is Fox QS3 Shocks, which will help the truck to survive the mudslinging that you’ll likely (and hopefully!) throw at it instead of just using this vehicle as a grocery shopper. The new Tacoma will also be based on the TNGA-F, which is the same platform used by the Tundra Sequoia and Land Cruiser. This means that it will have a significantly different driving experience compared to its predecessor.
The teaser images have indirectly confirmed a coil rear suspension, but it is not known if this suspension will be used for all models. Toyota has ditched rear leaf springs for this more sophisticated suspension that is found on the larger Tundra. We won’t be shocked if the same will be true for Tacoma. The Tacoma will also get rear discs for the first time. The current Tacoma has been around for more than a decade, but it’s still funny that it took so long to give it rear disc brakes.
Although this is not confirmed, we predict that Toyota will offer the manual transmission option for Tacoma. It may even be limited to the TRD Pro. We expect a manual transmission for this specific variant, as it’s a vehicle designed to appeal to off-roading enthusiasts.
The new Tacoma is radically better in every aspect, but the basic recipe will likely remain the same. It will drive better, yes, with the new drivetrains. But if there is one thing Toyota will not do, it would be to mess with a successful recipe that has worked for over a decade. Even though the Tacoma may be the automotive equivalent to a Nokia 3310 this pickup continues to sell in the hundreds of thousands each year. The most popular pickup is not necessarily the newest or flashiest. It’s the one that can take you down the road durably and reliably.
2024 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro Revealed
Toyota must improve on a popular concept without ruining the original appeal of Tacoma. The 2024 Toyota Tacoma will be revealed on May 19, which is when it is expected. Would you choose the Tacoma if these leaks showed what the truck looked like?