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2022 Toyota Tacoma

We spy trail-ready tires and possibly a new color? (Image courtesy of Toyota Motor Sales)

Toyota is teasing us this week with a very vague update that simply states: “Two new adventure-ready trucks are on the horizon for the midsize segment-leading Toyota Tacoma. Gear up and get ready!” This is accompanied by the photo above.

So, we’re here to take your guesses. What do you think will be announced for the 2022 Toyota Tacoma?

What will the new 2022 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro color be?

We all know Toyota launches a unique color for the TRD lineup each year. In recent years we have seen some absolute beauties in the Barcelona Red Metalic, Army Green, Cavalry Blue and Voodoo Blue. Then you had the ever-so-bright Inferno — plus one I thought was rather odd for an off-road vehicle: Lunar Rock.

But my personal favorites were the flat utilitarian colors: Quicksand and Cement.

What is left? From the right side of the image above, I’m going to guess a yellow, but it doesn’t look as dark or as bright as the Nitro Yellow we’ve seen on the 2021 Supra. I kind of hope it is that color, however, because Nissan used Solar Flare Yellow on the Titan Pro4X a few years ago, and I loved it.

A new trail-rated package?

Note that only one of the wheels pictured above has the TRD logo on it, and that’s the truck that appears to be yellow. The truck on the left seems to have the Lunar Rock color (also a TRD color) — but no TRD logo.

So, what’s going on here? Are the bronze-colored wheels a hint at something brand new?

The bottom line on the 2022 Toyota Tacoma

With very little to go on, all we can do is guess. Personally, I would love to see a hyrbid version offered for the die-hard Tacoma fan who has a daily commute. I know several of these drivers, and their only complaint about the current Tacoma is the fuel economy.

But judging from the wheels in the photos, I’m guessing we’re going to see something more off-road capable, perhaps even a completely new appearance package in addition to a new color for 2022.

Let us know in the comments what you would like to see for the 2022 Toyota Tacoma.

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Erica Mueller

Erica Mueller is a Texan, which means she believes that trucks are family vehicles and giant SUVs make good second cars. As part-time auto journalist for almost a decade, Erica enjoys driving all kinds of vehicles and sharing her experiences with others. Erica is the secretary of the board for the Texas Auto Writers Association as well as a contributor at A Girls Guide to Cars.

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