Toyota is busy these days, and the upcoming 2023 Toyota Tacoma is the main reason for that. The new model from available information will arrive next year, but only with a mid-cycle upgrade. Generally speaking, the Toyota Tacoma is one of the most popular body-on-frame pickup trucks after the famous Tundra model. Not only that, it’s one of the best-selling pickups in its class.
So, what is Toyota planning for the 2023 Tacoma? Well, we can expect a more attractive design, keeping the same traditional lines. But, on the other hand, the mix of the modern and retro-looking cabin is expected, as well. However, it’s still unclear what engine will be under the hood. Furthermore, but judging too many reports, we should expect more power. The Toyota Tacoma concept images are available, and let’s analyze them.
2023 Toyota Tacoma Redesign
The 2023 Toyota Tacoma concept images reveal some new details. First of all, the upcoming pickup truck looks redesigned, carrying a more rugged styling. According to the latest news, it should be available with either the smaller Access Cab or the Double Cab with standard-size doors. An Access Cab model stretches 212.3 inches, while a Double Cab is around 225.5 inches.
Modern cues are available, and the concept model includes an attractive grille and LED daytime running lights. Like before, this model comes in trims SR, SR5, TRD Sport, TRD Off-road, TRD Pro, and Limited. Each trim gets different front-end styling, making it easy to recognize at first glance. Besides, a new special edition should be once again available as well, includes built-in lockable storage bins on each side of the truck bed.
On the inside, the new 2023 Toyota Tacoma should be more modern and comfortable. Depending on cab configuration, it offers seats either for four or five passengers. Moreover, if you plan to use the Tacoma as a family vehicle, go for the Double Cab variant. This model is capable of accommodating three passengers behind, providing plenty of legroom. Like other Toyota models, Tacoma’s build quality is excellent. Overall, the interior is more car-like, and it’s much better than before.
Otherwise, all models come with a standard 7-inch or enormous 8-inch central touchscreen. Also, the manufacturer offers Apple CarPlay/Android Auto integration and a 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat.
2023 Toyota Tacoma Engine Rumors
The most exciting news is that the 2023 Toyota Tacoma will be more potent than before. Under the hood, there’s a choice of two engines. The standard engine is powered by a 2.7-liter 4-cylinder that produces 159 horsepower. However, it seems that this engine will provide more power under the new model. Many reports are suggesting at least 200 horses, which is a significant boost. Power will be most likely routed to the rear wheels (2WD) or all four (4WD) but only via a 6-speed automatic transmission.
A more powerful choice is the 3.5-liter V6 that offers around 120 more horses and a significant boost in torque. On top of that, this machine provides an almost identical fuel-economy figure as the smaller 4-cylinder.
Release Date, Price
The debut of 2022 Toyota Tacoma is set for the following year. As we mentioned, we should expect more attractive styling, but noting significant compared to the current model. Also, the manufacturer will introduce a more comfortable cabin, filled with plenty of new techs.
The recent pickup starts at less than $27k for the 4-cylinder Tacoma SR Access Cab begins. Moreover, the mid-trim Tacoma TRD Sport or Off-Road model will begin in the mid-$30,000 range. Compared with other trucks in the same class, the Toyota Tacoma is in the same pricing line with the Chevrolet Colorado/GMC Canyon and Nissan Frontier models.