2024 Toyota Tacoma patent images leak on the internet

The Brazilian patent office just spoiled what would have been Toyota’s biggest surprise in a while. The office recently released renderings of the new Tacoma, apparently from a medical record first found by Motor1. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the truck looks a lot like a smaller version of the current Tundra. It’s also almost indistinguishable from the Toyota EV pickup the brand teased in late 2021. While we can’t know for sure that this is the Tacoma the US market will get, we’re definitely looking at a next-generation Toyota pickup, and we wouldn’t be surprised if the Tacoma looked exactly like this.

We expect the new 2024 Tacoma to make its official debut in 2023, and it will bring some much-needed upgrades with it. It will likely be built on the TNGA-F truck platform, the same structure used in the new Tundra and Sequoia. For a better idea of ​​what else to expect inside, just look at the Tundra. Its new tech features — such as its new infotainment system — will likely trickle down to the Tacoma. The Tacoma will also likely have a similar trim lineup to the Tundra, starting with an SR model and moving all the way up to the rugged TRD Pro.

Like the Tundra, which switched from a V8 engine to a turbocharged V6 (as well as an optional hybrid model), we expect the Tacoma to downsize and switch to forced induction. The Tacoma will likely have a turbocharged four-cylinder, likely the one found in the current Lexus NX and RX. These cars make 275 horsepower and 317 lb-ft of torque, and we wouldn’t be surprised if the Tacoma ended up with similar power numbers. The Tacoma can also use the 10-speed automatic transmission used in the Tundra.

2024 Toyota Tacoma Design Patent

There may also be a hybrid option, and while we don’t think it will be the same twin-turbo V6 used in the Tundra, we wouldn’t be surprised to see a system that mirrors what we have seen in some Lexus SUVs. Currently, the Lexus RX has a plethora of powertrain options, with the hybrid producing a maximum of 366 horsepower. If this system makes its way into the Tacoma, expect it to be close to the Lexus NX and RX.

As for pricing and other information, we’ll have to wait until Toyota reveals all the details about the new Tacoma. For now, you can expect bits and pieces to start coming from the Japanese automaker in the near future. Check back here for all the updates on the 2024 Tacoma as we get them.

2024 Toyota Tacoma Design Patent

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