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Toyota Gives an Early Glimpse Of Its Next-Gen 2024 Tacoma Hybrid Pickup

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In late 2021, Toyota introduced the world to its 2022 model year Tundra, a new third-generation platform that featured the brand’s new I-FORCE MAX hybrid system. Despite being paired with a mid-sized 3.5-liter V6, the addition of a pair of turbochargers and Toyota’s new hybrid drive tech ultimately enable the full-sized pickup to put down close to 450hp and just shy of 600ft-lbs of torque. And with Toyota’s immensely popular mid-sized pickup having gone close to a decade without a major model redesign, the Japanese automaker is now poised to unleash an all-new fourth-generation Tacoma that will be available with the same I-FORCE MAX hybrid system as its full-sized hybrid pickup sibling

While thus far, Toyota has only revealed that the 2024 model year Tacoma will an all-new model, the company has also showed off a single teaser image that gives us a few key insights into the truck that Toyota will be rolling out in the next year or so. Because the photo only shows the rear-end of the new Tacoma, we can see a TRD Pro-stamped tailgate which confirms that the next-gen model will continue to be produced in Toyota’s signature top-of-the-line off-road trim. 

When comparing the newly unveiled image to the existing third-gen version of the mid-sized truck, we can also see the new Tacoma will benefit from the same sleek, updated design language as the newly redesigned Tundra, with vertical twin LED taillights and a lipped bed-rim. The addition of an I-FORCE MAX badge on the tailgate also confirms the addition of a hybrid powertrain. What’s more, while Toyota has yet to confirm or deny this suspicion, we anticipate the next-gen “Taco” to pack a six-cylinder engine — again, just like the Tundra. 

Thus far there’s been no word given on when the next-generation hybrid Toyota Tacoma will debut — not to mention pricing, specs, or availability — ,however, we anticipate updates to trickle out over the next year.