The new 2023 Toyota Tacoma will reportedly arrive next year with some upgrades. Since last year, Toyota has sold almost 60,000 Tacoma’s to date, which is more than double compared to the Ford Ranger. So, the Tacoma became the most important vehicle in Toyota’s lineup.
Moreover, the redesigned variant is expected to come with significant changes, especially in the interior and powertrain departments. Also, Toyota is preparing a new platform specifically for body-on-frame Tacoma, and we can expect a hybrid model as well. As the most sought off-road truck today, the manufacturer will also introduce the new TRD Pro version.
2023 Toyota Tacoma Redesign
We don’t expect some significant changes on the exterior of the 2023 Toyota Tacoma. However, we are not a hundred percent sure, considering the upcoming generation will ride on the new platform. Many believe that it will receive some minor upgrades to stay competitive. That means we should expect some refreshments on the front fascia and rear as well.
Last year’s model introduced some new details, including a redesigned grille and a new taillight design. TRD Pro model is the most favorite truck, and it comes with a unique design. This model has special wheels, a heritage Toyota logo in the grille, Fox shocks, a skid plate, a cat-back exhaust, and a multi-terrain camera system. Besides, the Blackout Package is also available on the TRD Pro trim, featuring a blacked-out chrome exhaust tip, a blacked-out logo, and a darker overall appearance.
On the inside, the 2023 Toyota Tacoma will receive some changes. From what we exactly heard, it will keep the same modern styling, featuring mid-cycle updates. That should include additional high-tech features, more upright materials, and more advanced driver-assistance aids. Toyota will definitively improve the list of standard equipment.
First of all, we assume that the 8-inch touchscreen will be offered as standard on the base trim level. On the other hand, upper trim levels will come with more gadgets and more premium materials. TRD Pro is the range-topping trim level that should offer more luxury.
2023 Toyota Tacoma Engine Expectations
Under the hood, some changes will probably happen. The most basic form is a 3.5-liter V6 available with a 10-speed automatic transmission. This unit could also use a hybrid system similar to the one found in the Lexus LC and LS. So, expect at least 354 hp combined. Like with the Tundra, Toyota will likely use the same powerful batteries to deliver a better range.
Another potential hybrid powertrain is a 2.5-liter I4 unit found in multiple Toyota and Lexus models. The last possibility is the identical plug-in hybrid as we saw with the RAV4 Prime model, which uses a larger lithium-ion battery and powerful electric motors. This unit makes 302 hp.
Debut Date, Price
The upcoming 2023 Toyota Tacoma will cost more than the current model. It makes perfect logic, considering how many upgrades are expected. Anyway, the new truck should arrive alongside the TRD Pro model sometime next year.
As previously reported, the Tacoma mid-size pickup truck will be assembled in a Mexico factory. The current model starts at $28,000 for the basics model, and it can go up to almost $50k for the TRD Pro variant.