Spied: Upcoming 2024 Toyota Tacoma and GMC Canyon Prototypes Show Off Their Trailer Towing Strength

The Tacoma prototype has rear disk brakes, the Canyon shows a large grille.

The next-generation midsize pickup truck war is hitting up as the latest 2024 Toyota Tacoma and GMC Canyon prototypes go into the wild with trailers in tow. The 2024 Tacoma prototype was captured near Las Vegas, Nevada as summer temperatures continue to soar.

Thanks to Chris Tamblyn for sending us these up-close images of the 2024 Toyota Tacoma prototype from Las Vegas, Nevada. The Toyota pickup truck is pulling a specially designed test trailer with a large frontal area to simulate the aero drag of a box trailer. The most interesting elements seen on the Tacoma prototype are: the lack of rear leaf springs (once again pointing to a multi-link coil-sprung rear axle), and Tacoma prototype’s rear disk brakes.

Thanks to Ivan Mester for the 2023 GMC Canyon images from higher elevations near Payson, Arizona. The Canyon is showing a large front grille. Which trim level could this be? Let me know in the comments below.

The new 2023 Chevy Colorado has made its official debut with a maximum towing rating of 7,700 lbs. The current 2022 Ford Ranger is rated to tow 7,500 lbs. Will the next Tacoma match these numbers? We will have to wait and see. I am guessing that Toyota will not be chasing class-leading trailer-tow numbers. If you really need to tow more than 7,000 lbs – you should get a full-size pickup truck.

Here is our latest 2023 Chevy Colorado world debut video.