Toyota first gave us a redesigned Tundra, and fans can rejoice with the news of an upcoming 2023 Toyota Tacoma. Most cars and trucks have a life cycle of five to seven years. This puts current Tacoma in the old news category. Although Tacoma is one of the most sold vehicles in America. But competition is fierce with Nissan Frontier, Chevrolet Colorado, Jeep Gladiator, and others fighting for the top dog spot.
Toyota is trying to stay ahead with this reboot of Tacoma. It is going to take a lot of improvements to win the hearts of truck lovers. There are even words for an all-electric variant as well as the hybrid version of the 2023 Toyota Tacoma. The word on the street is that there is a complete redesign. But until we have official confirmation of what is to come, we can only speculate and hope. Let’s take a look at what Toyota has prepared for us in the future, and how thrilled are buyers going to be.
Some clues point to the all-new design of the interior of the 2023 Toyota Tacoma. This is a long-expected makeover and we are sure that buyers won’t be disappointed. There are still two versions with different cabin sizes, Access Cab and Double Cab. There are different cargo bed lengths and different trims to meet the different requirements of different drivers.
One of the biggest flaws of Tacoma was the lack of refined technology and the space was a bit cluttered. With the Tacoma using a new platform we can surely hope for a more spacious interior. Some sources said that the new 2023 Toyota Tacoma will also offer a bigger trunk.
But with passengers in mind, Toyota is making some shifts inside the vehicle to give a more luxurious experience to its passengers. On the topic of better technology, we have some wonderful news as well. All new Tacoma is going to be equipped with an 8-inch infotainment system that has a lot of compatibility with different services. We get Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Alexa from Amazon and we can even make a hot spot right inside the car.
The year is 2022, so it would be a shame if we didn’t get a wireless charger and smartphone connectivity. With this the surround system should get a touch-up as well, but still no confirmation. A complete do-over of the interior dictates all-new material and trims inside the cabin. We are bound for some higher quality upholstery, and the dashboard and buttons could also use some change of scenery.
Some more wood and leather would surely make it look more exclusive. There is also a matter of safety. Toyota didn’t save a cent on it and put a top-of-the-line driver’s assistance system called Toyota Safety Sense. This will make the ride safer and possibly save some lines along the way.
The exterior is not going to stay the same for sure. There is a need for big changes and Toyota is making its move to make a drastic change for the better. 2023 Toyota Tacoma is getting a makeover to look more aggressive, and modern and yet keep it as stylish as possible. There are going to be 33 color choices for the new Tacoma. Which is far more than its competitors and that’s a big plus.
Some folks simply love camouflage on their trucks, and Toyota didn’t disappoint. There is a certain trim version called TRD Pro which is tailor-made for a bit of bumpy off-roading. New Tacoma is getting bigger wheels, a wider front grille, skid plates, and also shock absorbers to make the ride smooth. You can’t spell modern without some chrome in it, the exhaust, in particular, is chromed.
There is still no confirmation about big headlights on the top of the vehicle, which could drastically improve visibility. This could also help with safety concerns, not that there are any with the new 2023 Toyota Tacoma.
On the Tacoma4G forum, you can find a lot of new spy shots.
2023 Toyota Tacoma Engine Options
Currently, Tacoma is sporting a 3.5 liter V6 under the hood. Which is powerful, don’t be mistaken. But we heard through the grapevine that there is going to be a new engine in the 2023 Toyota Tacoma. Word on the street is, that it is getting replaced with a four-cylinder turbocharged engine.
Hopefully, Toyota is making both diesel and gas versions, this will give it a fighting opportunity against its competitors. Who are very versatile when it comes to fuel choices. The engine is going to be a smaller, 2.4-liter version but this is still powerful and helps with fuel consumption problems that most trucks have. The new engine will increase the torque from 265 pound-feet to 317. Not much change with horsepower as we said, so expect the new Tacoma to roar mightily, it is stronger than some of its competitors, for example, Ford Ranger which has 270 horsepower.
We are not sure about what type of transmission the 2023 Toyota Tacoma will have. Some reports indicate a 6-speed manual as before as well as 8-speed automatic transmission.
Hybrid and Electric variant
With environment protection advocates getting louder, car manufacturers have to abide by and win the hearts of people. Most manufacturers like Ford, GM, Chevy, and such, have already introduced hybrid vehicles and they were well received.
Toyota vowed to put around 30 car versions that are hybrid or electric before 2030 hits.
The hybrid version is going to be powered by a V6 unit, similar to Lexus’s hybrid unit. 2023 Toyota Tacoma hybrid should have around 350 horsepower which is a lot. The engine would be 2.5 liters. RAV4 also uses a system similar to this one. But since Toyota invested heavily in their Electric Vehicles department, the batteries should give more boost and be longer-lasting. This of course means better fuel consumption. So the new Tacoma is saving your wallet and the planet, it’s a win-win if you ask us.
There is also an option of borrowing the EV system from the Tundra. It runs on an i-Force Max engine, which has big ion batteries under the passenger seat.
2023 Toyota Tacoma Release Date and Price
The long-awaited 2023 Toyota Tacoma will hit the shelves sometime during the summer. It is expected the price will be higher due to the many upgrades it received.
To ballpark it, we could say it is going to be around $ 30.000. The hybrid and EV versions would probably be more, and the off-road version is going to be closer to $50.000.