Toyota will formally reveal the 2024 Tacoma on Might 19, however followers of the best-selling midsize truck in America have been too impatient to attend till then. Pictures of the fourth-generation Toyota Tacoma leaked on Saturday through the fanatic discussion board, tacoma4G.com, exhibiting what’s allegedly a 2024 Toyota Tacoma TRD Professional, and it seems to be rattling good.
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Toyota has sporadically launched teasers of the fourth-generation Tacoma, however the leaked photos present the truck off in all its glory. From what we will see, the redesign updates the present Tacoma to make it look roughly like its full-size sibling, the Tundra, as Automotive Information remarked.
The present Tacoma’s design continues to be recognizable within the photos, but when the leaks are, certainly, actual, then the brand new Tacoma is buying and selling a few of its modern seems to be for a extra aggressive look. The brand new entrance finish doesn’t go overboard with the aggro, nevertheless, and the design continues to be undoubtedly modern.
Check out the A-pillars completed in black paint, matching the black roofline and giving off the impression that the truck is flattened or sitting decrease to the bottom — a giant cat able to pounce. And the brand new Tacoma may additionally have a shorter entrance overhang than the present mannequin. It seems to be tense in a great way.
The alleged redesign brings the Tacoma extra according to the present Toyota Tundra, however the similarities will prolong past seems to be. The newest Tacoma shall be constructed on Toyota’s F1 platform, which underpins the present Toyota Tundra and Sequoia, as properly being the platform for the upcoming Tacoma and 4Runner.
The Tacoma will even be powered by a model of the i-Pressure Max hybrid powertrain that’s within the Tundra and Sequoia. In these greater fashions, this 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 hybrid setup makes 437 horsepower and 583 lb-ft of torque. But it surely’s unclear if the model of the i-Pressure Max that leads to the brand new Tacoma will match the output of the engine in its greater siblings.
Both means, the Tacoma can have one factor that would make up for a barely detuned model of that engine: a handbook transmission. That will make the Tacoma one of many few remaining new fashions that may include a stick shift. Whether or not or not the handbook transmission shall be obtainable on all trims, together with the highest TRD Professional and new Trailhunter trim, stays to be seen. Fingers crossed.
All shall be revealed later this month. For now, even the photographs are speculative. The leaks got here from Toyota’s personal web site. A tacoma4G.com discussion board person pulled the photographs by some savvy URL revision, changing the mannequin yr within the URL string for one more. And extra leaks are actually popping up.
Toyota would neither verify nor deny the authenticity of the photographs, which have been circulating on-line since preliminary leaks surfaced. All Toyota will say for now could be that the automaker is “excited to see the keenness across the new Tacoma and we’re trying ahead to the official reveal on Might nineteenth.”