Toyota is going through a process of overhauling its truck lineup. This actually started with the 2022 Tundra. Moreover, it is the other body-on-frame offerings that are getting important redesigns. Also including the Tacoma mid-size pickup. In fact, Tacoma already outsold American mid-size trucks such as the new generation’s improvements will help continue its success.
Toyota Tacoma TNGA-F Body-on-Frame Platform
Moreover, the new 2023 Tacoma is going to be building on Toyota’s new TNGA-F body-on-frame platform. This will support the new Tundra and will, in fact, underpin, the soon-to-released Sequoia and 4Runner SUVs. Moreover, the Tacoma, like the Tundra, is more likely to replace its rear leaf-spring suspension setup with coil springs. It should improve the truck’s on-road manners.
The new Tacoma is going to take its design cues from the new Tundra. This is especially true in the grille, headlights, and taillights. However, It’ll likely still be offered in extended-cab and crew-cab body styles with several bed lengths.
Turbocharged Four-Cylinder Engine
The new Tacoma could, in fact, use a turbocharged four-cylinder engine. That would need to be an improvement over the present Tacoma’s optional 3.5-liter V-6 that makes 278 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque. A hybrid version of this powertrain could soon be available, too, as Toyota is, in fact, going to offer a hybrid version of the new Tundra. Therefore, Toyota is claiming it will have an electrified version of every model in its lineup by 2025. An automatic transmission will be standard Toyota is, therefore, going to continue to offer a manual gearbox in the new Tacoma.
Tacoma’s cabin is going to be better equipped than the current generation. It will better materials throughout. Thus expect a larger touchscreen than the current truck’s 8.0-inch screen (the Tundra’s measures 14.0 inches). It will offer an available digital gauge cluster along with Toyota’s new infotainment system with standard wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability.