The next generation of the best-selling mid-size pickup is expected very soon. The looks will be inspired by the Tundra full-size truck. One of the benefits is that the 2023 Toyota Tacoma will have a new engine, as well as a coil-spring rear. It is inspired by the totally redesigned Toyota Tundra. The similarity should be in styling cues and equally modern mechanical components.
Dissimilar to the full-size Tundra, the mid-size Tacoma outsells its domestic alternatives, including the Chevy Colorado and Ford Ranger. Still, Toyota’s most popular truck will need significant enhancements to remain leading, and the next generation aims to achieve that. The 2023 Toyota Tacoma will feature a new platform that will most likely contain a more sophisticated coil-spring rear suspension. A powertrain upgrade is also expected, which could mean a turbocharged four-cylinder with an available hybrid version like the Tundra.
Furthermore, the 2023 Tacoma also should benefit from a flashier interior and a more modern infotainment system, but official details will yet be discovered.
What to expect from the 2023 Toyota Tacoma Redesign?
Toyota started the process of overhauling its truck lineup with the 2022 Tundra. And a new generation will help continue its success in overselling American mid-size trucks.
The crucial fact is that it will be built on Toyota’s new TNGA-F body-on-frame platform and it is likely to replace its rear leaf-spring suspension setup with coil springs that should improve the truck’s on-road manners.
It is expected that design cues will be taken from the new Tundra, especially in the grille, headlights, and taillights. It will be seen in extended-cab and crew-cab body styles with various bed lengths.
Also, the 2023 Toyota Tacoma would most likely retain leaf springs in the rear, unlike the larger Tundra, although it wouldn’t be the first midsize truck to go with coil springs if Toyota opts to go that direction (Jeep’s Gladiator midsize pickup utilizes a link/coil rear suspension). It will keep the current lineup of trims, from SR to TRD Pro, and we don’t expect many changes to the TRD Pro recipe. One thing is expected, however. The latest generation of Toyota’s Crawl Control feature will make its way from Tundra to Tacoma.
Yet another one of the improvements would be a turbocharged four-cylinder engine, over the current Tacoma’s optional 3.5-liter V-6 that makes 278 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque. Toyota is also offering a hybrid version of the new Tundra. Toyota ensures its followers it will have an electrified version of every model in its lineup by 2025. It is believed that it will continue to offer a manual gearbox in the new Tacoma. Although automatic transmission is a more popular solution. Nevertheless, both gearboxes have six-speed.
It is rumored among the fans that this Japanese company will finally make a diesel engine for the Tundra. Since there are no denials, this idea is still widely spreading. That would be a big project, whether the 2023 Toyota Tacoma diesel is going to use some of the existing oil burners available outside the US, or will get an all-new drivetrain. For now, it is better to speak about a hybrid truck. Fans believe Toyota will be the first company that will deliver such a model because all others are more focused on fully electric drivetrains. It will be a huge advantage for them.
2023 Tacoma Features:
As for the equipment, we could expect the nicer materials throughout, and a larger touchscreen. The current truck’s 8.0-inch screen (the Tundra’s measures 14.0 inches), and an available digital gauge cluster along with Toyota’s new infotainment system with standard wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability.
2023 Toyota Tacoma Price, and Release Date
As for the pricing, so far we don’t know how much 2023 Tacoma will cost. Also, we don’t know what trim levels will be offered. A slight price bump over the current version would happen most likely, which lands around $27,715 to $48,245.
The company is already testing prototypes and soon we should have more details on the new 2023 Toyota Tacoma. The new truck is expected to make its debut in 2022 and go on the market by the end of the year.