The upcoming 2022 Toyota Tacoma will be produced exclusively in Mexico. The arriving mid-size pickup truck is one of the best-selling vehicles in the U.S. in its segment. Of course, Ford F-150 is still the most popular option, but Tacoma is not far from that. The Japanese manufacturer will deliver further updates, so Tacoma will be more modern than its predecessor.
Tacoma is one of the most reliable models you can find. It is also a very practical pickup truck that is available in numerous editions and trim levels. However, it is also one of the most expensive models in the mid-size segment for a reason. The current model is produced in Texas, but Toyota will move Tacoma’s production to Mexico.
2022 Tacoma Could Get Significant Visual Changes
The forthcoming 2022 Toyota Tacoma could be the next-gen model. This is just a rumor at the moment, but it makes perfect sense. If that really happens, the mid-size truck will undergo more serious refinements and changes. If not, then Tacoma won’t change that much. Some rumors are suggesting a slightly larger model with a new front fascia.
The grille will be wider, and it will host additional chrome accents. The rear section will get the more aggressive bumper and brand-new taillights. On the other hand, the F1 platform will surely underpin the next 2022 Tacoma. The Japanese automaker will release more specific details at the beginning of 2021.
The cabin of the all-new 2022 Toyota Tacoma won’t introduce such major upgrades. Instead, Toyota will opt for some sort of mid-cycle refreshment. The customers should expect more high-tech amenities and more upright interior design. On top of that, new driver-assistance aids are available, and those aids will be optional in the base trim level.
Furthermore, the 2022 Tacoma will hit the markets with more standard equipment than the outgoing model. An eight-inch touchscreen is standard in the base variant. On the other hand, upper trim levels are offering a larger display and premium leather upholstery. The range-topping TRD Pro trim is a thing of luxury, and it offers a very stylish and modern cabin.
Tacoma Hybrid Most Likely Outcome
Toyota will surely utilize its F1 platform and create a Tacoma with a hybrid powertrain option. The 2022 Toyota Tacoma is a perfect candidate for electrification, so don’t be surprised if Toyota offers some sort of hybrid setup. A 3.5-liter V6, in combination with three electric motors, is the most likely outcome.
Thanks to that, Tacoma Hybrid will deliver over 300 horsepower and significantly improved fuel efficiency. As for the regular model, Tacoma comes with a standard 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine. This unit is capable of producing 160 hp. Optional 3.5-liter V6 is a better choice, without any doubt.
2022 Toyota Tacoma Release Date, Price
The price of the approaching 2022 Toyota Tacoma should start at around $33,000. Tacoma is more expensive than its rivals in the mid-size segment. On the other hand, Tacoma is the best model you can find. The hybrid powertrain is a big plus for Tacoma. For that reason, Toyota will move its production from Texas to Mexico. The sales of the 2022 Tacoma will begin in the second half of 2021.