New-gen Toyota Tacoma is underpinned by the TNGA-F global truck platform, which can also be found in the Tundra and Sequoia
Toyota has unveiled the new generation Tacoma midsize pickup truck for the United States market after weeks of speculations and leaks and it gets a whole host of changes inside and out. Said to be redesigned from the ground up, the 2024 Toyota Tacoma is underpinned by the TNGA-F global truck platform, which can also be found in the Tundra and Sequoia.
Interestingly, the all-new design of the Tacoma will influence the next-gen Fortuner heavily and it will also likely sit on the TNGA-F architecture and we previously showed you renderings as a sneak peek ahead of the full-size SUV’s debut sometime next year in its hybrid form. The fourth generation Tacoma uses a new high-strength boxed steel-ladder frame supporting greater off-roading prowess.
In addition, the multi-link coil rear suspension has also been redesigned for improved ride and handling. The new Tacoma derives power from two turbo four-pot engine as the 2.4L i-Force Max hybrid develops 326 hp and 630 Nm while the regular 2.4L i-Force makes 278 hp and 430 Nm. With the Tacoma, the Japanese manufacturer has introduced the Trailhunter grade.
It was unveiled at the 2022 SEMA show as a Trailhunter concept and is a purpose-built overlanding rig with the latest integrated off-road equipment from ARB, Old Man Emu and RIGID. The TRD Pro is inspired by Baja debuting first-in-segment IsoDynamic Performance Seat for enhanced off-road driving control and comfort while the new XtraCab long bed layout enhances interior functionality and cargo space.
Toyota has packed the new Tacoma with features as it comes with Toyota Safety Sense 3.0 as standard and is available with 14-inch touchscreen displays. The company has confirmed that the new pickup truck will go on sale later this CY but the i-Force Max variants will be available only early next year.
The transmission options include a six-speed iMT with automatic rev-matching and anti-stall tech, and a new eight-speed electronically controlled AT. The maximum towing capacity is rated at 2,950 kg on SR5 i-FORCE and TRD PreRunner XtraCab grades and the maximum payload increases to 775 kg on TRD Off-Road. The suit of electronic aids includes auto LSD, Active Traction Control, electronic locking rear differential, a full-time four-wheel-drive system with a centre locking diff, etc.