The approaching 2022 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck will be exclusively made in Mexico according to website autoevolution.com. From many speculations, the upcoming model will bring significant changes and updates. As you may have already known, this famous mid-size pickup truck is one of the best selling pickup trucks on the market right now. It is very competitive and from some rumors, we can even expect a hybrid powertrain soon.
On top of that, the cabin overhaul will happen for sure. Basically, this pickup truck provides one of the most attractive interiors. It`s filed with the latest techs and it gives more quality materials than the rest of the competitors. Besides hybrid powertrain rumors, the Tacoma will be powered by a 2.7-liter and optional 3.5-liter V6 engine. Also, the diesel variant is available in some markets as well.
2022 Toyota Tacoma Redesign
As we just mentioned, the Taco production plant is moving to Mexico. According to the latest news, the new Toyota Tacoma will be the first model that will be built there. Whatsoever, the rumors also suggesting that the upcoming model will be only carryover.
Basically, some small changes will happen, but Tacoma will retain its shape and dimension. However, the complete redesign will surely happen sometime in the near future. The most hyped news is that this pickup truck will share the same platform with the all-new Tundra pickup truck. Thanks to that, we can expect great design and even hybrid powertrain soon.
More High-Quality Materials Inside
The interior of 2022 Toyota Tacoma will continue to be modern and stylish. Furthermore, we for sure know that the next-gen pickup will introduce more high-quality materials and better comfort. Overall, the Japanese manufacturer will also add more standard features and even better safety.
The current model provides a great suite of safety features, and the new one will also continue with the same. This pickup comes standard with a Pre-Collision System and Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Alert, Automatic High Beams, and High-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control.
Hybrid Rumors, Specs
The newest 2022 Toyota Tacoma will roll on the same platform as the Tundra model. Thanks to the F1 platform, this model will definitively host the new hybrid powertrain. However, the famous carmaker is keeping all secretly and we cannot wait to see the real specs under the hood of this model. If the hybrid model happens this year, it will be definitively the most wanted and even the best selling.
Besides hybrid powertrain, Tacoma will keep the same engines. This model is available with a 2.7-liter inline-4 engine that produces 159 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque. This power can be routed to the rear wheels (2WD) or all four (4WD) optionally.
The next one powertrain is stronger 3.5-liter V6 engines, and it provides 120 hp more than the base one. Moreover, it also offers a significant boost in torque 265 lb-ft total. A 2.8-liter diesel will also be available in some markets. On top of that, all engines will use the same 6-speed automatic transmission.
2022 Toyota Tacoma Price and Release Date
The upcoming 2022 Toyota Tacoma will get mid-cycle refreshments in the following year. That means that we can expect slightly more features than before and some exterior improvements. So, we assume that the new Tacoma shouldn’t cost more than the current one.
Generally, this model is one of the most affordable trucks in the segment. It starts at $26,050 excluding destination charge. As for the debut, the mid-size pickup will be available to purchase at some point in 2021 as the 2022 model.