The all-new 2022 Toyota Tacoma is coming to the markets with further upgrades. The best-selling truck in America is still the Ford F-150 model. However, Tacoma dominates the mid-size segment for a good reason. It is one of the most reliable pickups you can get, and it provides great performances. On top of that, Tacoma is a very customizable model, and it is available in various trim levels and special editions.
On the other hand, Tacoma is one of the most expensive options in the segment. The 2021 Tacoma will be built in Texas. However, the upcoming 2022 Tacoma is moving to Mexico. Here’s everything you need to know about the arrive Tacoma pickup.
2022 Tacoma Redesign
It is hard to tell if the 2022 Toyota Tacoma will mark the arrival of the next generation. If that happens, then the changes will be significant. That includes an exterior redesign as well. If Toyota decides to delay new-gen Tacoma, some drastic changes will surely happen. Either way, the mid-size pickup will look different, once it arrives.
The current-gen model is present since 2016. Tacoma could grow in size, but not significantly. Moreover, the front fascia will gain more chrome accents and a wider grille. The rear section will host new taillights, and the bumper will look bolder than before. The F1 architecture will surely underpin the 2022 Tacoma.
Mid-Cycle Interior Updates
The interior of the 2022 Toyota Tacoma won’t suffer drastic changes. Instead, the Japanese manufacturer will deliver mid-cycle updates. That includes additional high-tech features, more upright materials and latest driver-assistance aids. Toyota is looking to improve the list of standard and optional equipment.
First of all, an 8-inch touchscreen will be offered as standard. We are talking about base trim level. On the other hand, upper trim levels will introduce a larger unit and more premium materials. TRD Pro is the finest example, it is a range-topping trim level that offers plenty of luxury.
Engine Specs, Hybrid Rumors
F1 architecture can accommodate hybrid powertrain. That is more than enough for various sources to start writing about 2022 Toyota Tacoma Hybrid. It does make perfect sense. After all, plenty of models in the segment are also working on electrification. As for the Tacoma, a 3.5-liter V6 engine will work with three electric motors and the battery pack. Tacoma Hybrid will generate around 310 hp and a higher level of torque than the regular V6 gasoline powertrain.
As for the regular Tacoma, everything starts with a 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine. Standard drivetrain option provides better fuel economy figures, but it only delivers 160 horses. We’d recommend mentioned 3.5-liter V6 that is more potent and more reliable choice. Lastly, Tacoma will continue to offer both manual and automatic transmission.
2022 Toyota Tacoma Release Date and Price
The price of the new 2022 Toyota Tacoma will start at around $32,000. It is the most expensive pickup in the mid-size segment. However, Tacoma is by far the best choice. As we said, the Japanese automaker will move the production of the Tacoma model from Texas to Mexico. The sales will start later in 2021.