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2024 Toyota Tacoma leaked? Looks like mini Tundra

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A Toyota Tacoma forum posted photos of what appears to be the next-gen 2024 Toyota Tacoma, leaked on a Brazilian patent website. These sketches look eerily similar to an electric truck concept revealed back in 2021.

Since we couldn’t find the patent link (we don’t speak Portuguese), we’re not sure if these are the real deal – or a pipe dream based on the concept truck.

If these are the real thing: The 2024 Toyota Tacoma appears to look like a scaled down version of the new Tundra. That’s either a good thing or a bad thing depending on your perspective.

A screen shot from the Dec. 14, 2021, global presentation about Toyota’s “showroom of the future,” clearly shows an electric version of a midsize truck. This closely resembles the sketches we see from the Toyota4G.com forum.

What we know about the 2024 Toyota Tacoma

Frankly, other than glimpsing some spy shots that give us clues about the suspension and some of the styling, we don’t have many details on the next-gen Tacoma just yet.

But here’s what we think we know: It will likely have one – if not two – hybrid powertrains.

Why do we think this? Toyota seems hell bent on hybridizing all the things. The new Sequoia has a hybrid-only powertrain, as does the Sienna. The Corolla Cross just got a hybrid powertrain as well. Not to mention the fact the upper tiers of the Tundra lineup are also hybrid only.

So, it stands to reason the Tacoma will either be 100% hybrid or have a hybrid powertrain option. Both the RAV4 hybrid and Sienna come equipped with a 2.5-liter hybrid engine, so rather than the iForce Max we see in the Tundra, this will be the likelier bet. It delivers 245 horsepower in the Sienna and 219 horsepower in the RAV4. Since the current V-6 in the Tacoma delivers 278 horsepower, we’d hope the 2024 Tacoma would be tuned more like the Sienna.

The bottom line

We expect to see the 2024 Toyota Tacoma fairly soon – perhaps as early as the New York Auto Show in April. We might even get to drive it before the end of the year. Which means the midsize truck segment is H-O-T this year with the new GMC Canyon and Chevy Colorado debuting as 2023 models and the anticipated 2024 Ford Ranger due out as well.

We’ll have more as we get more.

Editor’s note: Because we couldn’t access the patent filing the leaked images are courtesy of the Tacoma4G.com forum.

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Jill Ciminillo

Jill Ciminillo is the Managing Editor for Pickup Truck + SUV Talk as well as a Chicago-based automotive writer, YouTube personality and podcast host, with her articles and videos appearing in outlets throughout the U.S. Additionally, she co-hosts a weekly radio show on car stuff for a local Chicago station. Previously, Jill has been the automotive editor for both newspaper and broadcast media conglomerates. She is also a past president for the Midwest Automotive Media Association and has the distinction of being the first female president for that organization. Jill is also currently a juror for the North American Car, Utility and Truck of the Year (NACTOY).

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  1. Jared January 25, 2023

    As long as the fix the tight cabin it’s on my list. Hopefully we get the 2.5 HEV with the sienna tuning as base… would love to see 30 MPG combined, but think the rumor’s of 2.4 Turbo and 2.4 Hybrid Max are more likely……

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