The updated 2023 Toyota Tacoma is expected next year. Toyota has sold nearly 60,000 Tacoma trucks since last year, more than double the Ford Ranger. So, Tacoma became Toyota’s most important vehicle over the years, for obvious reasons.
The revamped model will also have significant improvements to the interior and powertrain. Toyota is also working on a new chassis for the body-on-frame Tacoma, as well as a hybrid version. The firm will also unveil the updated TRD Pro version of the popular off-road truck. The sales will begin at some point next year, most likely in the second half.
The 2023 Tacoma Redesign
The look of the 2023 Toyota Tacoma is unlikely to alter much. However, we are unsure, as the next generation will use the new platform. Many expect it will be updated to remain competitive. Anyway, we expect some visual updates on the front and back fascia.
Last year’s model got a new front end and taillights. The TRD Pro variant is the most popular model and it comes with a more aggressive and unique design. This model sports unique wheels, a grille with an innovative logo, skid plates, Fox shocks, and much more. The Blackout Package is also on offer and it includes a blacked-out chrome exhaust tip, a blacked-out emblem, and a darker appearance in general.
Inside, the upcoming 2023 Toyota Tacoma will be updated as well. Our sources say it will keep the same sleek style with mid-cycle improvements. That means more high-tech features, better materials, and improved safety ratings. On top of that, Toyota will increase the standard equipment list as well.
First, we expect the 8-inch touchscreen to be standard on the lowest trim. The higher trim levels will include more devices and better materials. TRD Pro is the top trim level and should be more luxurious. However, we are still waiting to hear more about the new Tacoma mid-size truck and its cabin updates.
Some alterations will almost certainly occur beneath the hood. The entry-level 2023 Toyota Tacoma will feature a 3.5-liter V6 engine mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. Additionally, this unit might be equipped with a hybrid system similar to that seen in the Lexus LC. As a result, expect a combined output of at least 350 horsepower. Toyota, like with the Tundra, will almost certainly use the same strong batteries to improve range.
A 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine used in a number of Toyota and Lexus cars is another possible hybrid powertrain. The final option is the same plug-in hybrid as the RAV4 Prime, which features a larger lithium-ion battery and more powerful electric motors. This unit generates 302 horsepower. Toyota is yet to announce the engine lineup and Tacoma’s powertrain specs.
2023 Toyota Tacoma Release Date, Price
The forthcoming 2023 Toyota Tacoma will be more expensive than the present model. It makes perfect sense, given the anticipated volume of improvements. In any case, the new truck will go on sale along with the TRD Pro model next year.
This popular mid-size truck, as previously reported, will be produced in a Mexico factory. The current model begins at $28,000 for the entry-level model and climbs to over $50,000 for the TRD Pro trim level.