The forthcoming 2021 Toyota Tacoma Hybrid will draw the attention of many on the pickup segment. Well, Tacoma is already one of the best vehicles out there. The mid-size class is a very competitive market. But, the Japanese company delivers reliable and powerful trucks each year. The upcoming Tacoma will be no exception. The new model brings an updated technology and an extended list of standard equipment.
As for the design, the hybrid version will look practically the same as the regular model. But, don’t worry, there’s plenty of distinctive details and updates that will visually separate these two. Tacoma has shown many times its worth. Now, the arriving hybrid will continue in the same direction.
The platform stays intact, and the same goes for the dimensions and overall shape and form. Moreover, the hybrid delivers improved fuel economy and performance as well. Toyota’s unique mid-size truck will arrive in the dealership un the Q3 of the following year.
2021 Toyota Tacoma Hybrid Exterior Updates
2021 Toyota Tacoma Hybrid comes with numerous updates for the exterior. But, we’ll have to wait a couple more years for the complete redesign. Instead, the automaker offers a mid-cycle refreshment. Every trim level will get similar improvements, including the TRD Pro. The mid-size truck will debut with more clear and appealing design than before.
The front fascia features a brand-new grille and redesigned headlights. Also, all-season tires are available as part of the standard equipment. while the wheels stay the same. As for the rear side, the remodeled taillights and more definite bumper are the major updates. No doubt, the upcoming model will look very attractive. As we mentioned in the first paragraph, the Tacoma HYbrid will keep the existing platform.
The interior will get treatment as well. Even though the design is very simplistic, this cabin provides a high-level of comfort and more than enough personal space for every passenger. Also, the mid-size truck brings more standard equipment. You’ll get an updated 8-inch touchscreen, while the tachometer will be revised as well.
The base model features an Android Auto/Apple CarPlay connectivity as part of the standard equipment. Furthermore, the infotainment is updated to the latest version and it’s more user-friendly, while the controls are better arranged. On top of that, Tacoma Hybrid will offer new color schemes for the cabin. At the moment, the interior color palette consists of gray, dark brown, and navy blue schemes.
2021 Toyota Tacoma Hybrid Powertrain
The regular Tacoma uses a 2.7-liter and a 3.5-liter V6 engine. The first mill produces 160 hp, while the V6 unit makes 280 hp. Well, the Hybrid version will deploy a 3.5-liter powertrain, in combination with three electric motors, and a battery pack. Moreover, the all-wheel-drive system will be standard, while the peak output will be around 310 hp.
The estimated fuel economy is 30 miles per gallon. However, the towing capacity is not the strongest side of the upcoming hybrid truck. If you want impressive towing capacity, the Japanese model offers a diesel engine version as well. But, if you value good fuel efficiency and AWD system, Hybrid id the right choice.
Release Date and Price
The starting price of the regular Tacoma is $26,500. The Hybrid version will be more expensive. We expect that the mid-size truck will start around $32,000. As we mentioned earlier, the release date of the standard model is scheduled for the Fall of 2020. The Tacoma Hybrid will debut shortly after that.