Just show us the 2024 Toyota Tacoma already!
First off, I want to apologize to all you folks out there in the TFL community anxiously awaiting the new Tacoma and getting…yet another teaser. We’re just as frustrated ourselves.
But…I can share some good news! Well, at least ‘good’ in the sense that we finally know with certainty when the 2024 Toyota Tacoma will debut. So, mark your calendars, everyone: Because these teaser shenanigans will at last come to an end on May 19, 2023.
What can we expect? Well, thanks to the deluge of teasers Toyota’s marketing and PR teams have been sending out over the past several weeks, we have a pretty good idea. We know the TRD Pro will (naturally) make a comeback with Fox suspension; we know the TRD Pro will pack hybrid power; we know there will be a special, overlanding-focused Trailhunter model. And, last but not least, some versions will have the option of a 6-speed manual transmission. Oh, happy day!
Toyota shared some interesting silhouettes…
While most of the automakers made pretty direct references about the new Tacoma’s features, these ones are a bit more obscure. We get four trucks in total, as shown in the images above (the GIF may only cycle once, so you’ll have to refresh the page if you want to see it again). The backgrounds cycle from white to tan to red to gray, then back to white again.
Each truck has a slightly different shape, so what we’re looking at here are four different trims for the 2024 Toyota Tacoma. The production truck may have more than four options, and probably will, but these are the ones Toyota thinks folks will care about. Our best guess: The white background is the TRD Pro, the tan background shows the Trailhunter, the red one looks like it could possibly be the TRD Sport and the grey one (shown in Access Cab configuration, no less) appears to be the base SR/SR5.
The Trailhunter certainly offers the most visually distinctive silhouette of the bunch. Not only does it appear to have roof rails, but there’s also a chase rack. Interestingly, unlike the TRD Pro, it looks like the Trailhunter comes in a Double Cab, long-bed configuration with a longer wheelbase, like you can get on the entry-level versions of the current truck.
What do you think?
My thoughts aside, at least we finally have a calendar date for when we’ll get more information. We likely won’t learn everything about the new truck at that point — when it will go into production and how much it will cost, for example. At least we will have more to work with than this drip-drip-drip of information these past several months.
Stay tuned for more updates and let us know what you think of the impending 2024 Toyota Tacoma reveal below.