The day has arrived when Toyota has revealed the new Tacoma, a pickup that will share many elements with the Hilux from this generation, so its revelation can lead us to anticipate the details that the future Hilux will have. Let’s see how it looks and what it brings.
Toyota Tacoma 2024:
Looking today, we can say that the first new Tacoma met a little more than a week ago, with an image leaked from the Toyota website. This season, as we have seen, it recovers several lines from the Tundra (the full-size sedan that Toyota sells in North America), but maintains its style. In fact, the exterior work could make us think that the car has received a serious facelift, but not its new generation.
From the various versions in which it was introduced, the Tacoma grille will differ. For example, in the access versions it is Chrome, but in TRD Pro and Trailhunter, it is black and adds a brand name. Optics and air intakes located on the sides of the grill are almost the same as those seen in the EV pickup, a concept revealed by the brand more than a year ago, and which marks the new design in the world, less in the world by “cats”.
Continuing to vary by version, the Tacoma can be offered with a two-tone roof, lighting in the cargo box, an air compressor and 18-inch wheels (black or bronze). In addition, the summaries in the remote versions can be 33” bars.
Toyota Tacoma 2024: interior and equipment
Inside, the Design Language is typical of Toyota. The materials are resistant and seem to be proof. Depending on the version, different modifications can be selected in the dashboard. As for the multimedia system, the screen can be 8 or 14″, while the instrument panel is presented as 7 or 12.3″. It is not surprising here that it has wireless Auto and Apple CarPlay connection with Android car, while the sound is provided by a system of 10 JBL speakers. Even a smartphone can be followed by a layer of soil.
For safety, the new Tacoma adds the Toyota Sense Safety 3.0 assistance package, which has a pre-emptive system with pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control at any speed, lane following, traffic sign reader, automatic high beams etc.
Toyota Tacoma 2024:
The new Tacoma’s motor offering is pretty beefed up. Access versions will support a 2.4-liter Turbo engine, which delivers 228 hp and 329 Nm and works with an eight-speed automatic transmission. One step up, the same engine reaches 270 hp and 420 Nm when paired with a 6-speed manual, and up to 430 Nm with the automatic.
In the top-of-the-range variant, the new Tacoma offers the i-Force Max hybrid system, which combines the power of the 2.4L Turbo with a 48-hp electric drive and a 1.9-kWh battery, providing a combined output. of 326 hp and 630 no. This torque makes it the most stable midsize pickup in North America, surpassing the Ford Ranger Raptor.
Traction is the latest in access versions, in hybrid ones always access to a four-wheel drive system with a locked central differential. On the other hand, the new Tacoma has a towing capacity of 3,000 kg, while the payload remains at 775 kg.
2014 Toyota Tacoma: Off-Road Performance
The Tacoma is one of the most popular vehicles for adventure lovers, so Toyota has made a special effort to offer a vehicle that lives up to their expectations. The new Tacoma TRD Pro adds things like a front control bar disconnect and off-road cameras. In addition, it has 4WD Maximum, 4WD Maximum modes, and settings for Mud, Dirt and Sand.
Suspensions that are independent on all four wheels, we have that the TRD Pro versions have Fox shocks, while the TRD Off-Road are Bilstein. For angles of attack, retreat and ventral, the Tacoma TRD Pro boasts an angle of attack of 33.8º, departure of 23.5º and ventral of 25.7º.
Toyota Tacoma 2024 and its connection with Hilux
The new Toyota Tacoma will be manufactured in Mexico and will begin marketing in the United States later this year. We will see how much of the exhibits will be replicated in the new Hilux, which will soon be released in our country, but initially it is expected to recover both the exterior and interior design, as well as the electrical architecture, as well as the mechanical parts, equipment, comfort and security.