Toyota is in the process of overhauling its truck lineup, which started with the 2022 Tundra. Its other body-on-frame offerings will get significant redesigns as well, including the Tacoma mid-size pickup. The Tacoma already outsells American mid-size trucks such as the Chevrolet Colorado and Ford Ranger, and the new generation’s improvements will help continue its success.
The new Tacoma will be built on Toyota’s new TNGA-F body-on-frame platform, which supports the new Tundra and will also underpin the upcoming Sequoia and 4Runner SUVs. The Tacoma, like the Tundra, is likely to replace its rear leaf-spring suspension setup with coil springs that should improve the truck’s on-road manners. Its closest competitors from Chevy and Ford continue to use a leaf-spring setup.
As seen in our artist’s illustration (above) of a TRD Pro model, we expect the Tacoma to take design cues from the new Tundra, especially in the grille, headlights, and taillights. It’ll likely still be offered in extended-cab and crew-cab body styles with various bed lengths.
For the full story, check out this article from Car And Driver.