The Toyota Tacoma is one of the best-selling trucks in the market, and the demand for a new and improved version is high. Despite the absence of an official announcement, we have been able to gather information about the upcoming truck. In this article, we will be discussing the details we have obtained and what we can expect from the 2024 Toyota Tacoma.
Shared Platform with Tundra and Lexus NX
The 2024 Toyota Tacoma is expected to share the same TNGA-F platform as the Toyota Tundra and Lexus NX. This platform is known for its versatility, making it ideal for trucks like the Tacoma and Tundra. The shared platform is expected to bring about improved driving dynamics, increased cabin space, and better fuel efficiency.
Engine Options and Hybrid Powertrain
The 2024 Tacoma is also expected to have several engine options, including a hybrid powertrain. Toyota has been investing heavily in hybrid technology, and the inclusion of a hybrid powertrain in the Tacoma would be a step in the right direction. It would also provide customers with a more fuel-efficient option, making the truck more environmentally friendly.
The design of the 2024 Toyota Tacoma is still a mystery, but a patent was recently published by the Ministério do Desenvolvimento, Indústria, Comércio e Serviços Instituto Nacional da Propriedade Industrial in Brazil. This patent includes renderings of the next Toyota Hilux, a truck that has been similar to the Tacoma but built on another platform for international markets. The renderings provide us with an idea of what the 2024 Toyota Tacoma could look like.
To get a better idea of what the 2024 Toyota Tacoma could look like, we commissioned Abimelec Design to create a rendering based on the patent. The result is a truck with a milder design, with room for more aggressive TRD variants. The most noticeable exterior changes include the more angular fender arches with venting, which was also seen on the electric truck concept that Toyota showed off.
The wait for the official announcement of the 2024 Toyota Tacoma is still ongoing, and the design may not be exactly as we expect it to be. However, the information we have gathered, combined with the expert interpretation, provides us with a good idea of what to expect from the next-gen truck. The shared platform with the Tundra and Lexus NX, the engine options, and the hybrid powertrain are just some of the highlights we can look forward to.