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New images show 2024 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro in more detail

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The hotly anticipated 2024 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro has been spotted in more detail. Though it’s not officially listed on Toyota’s website under the upcoming vehicles tab, it’s hidden there, and we found the link through social.

UPDATE: New spy shots released! It looks like the 2024 Tacoma is getting a snorkel? Does that mean a Trailhunter trim is coming? 

If that side profile photo looks familiar, that’s because it’s the same one Toyota shared on its instagram page last week. We speculated then that it might — or might not be — the 2024 Tacoma. These silhouette photos show off more design elements. While the images still hide many details, we can see key things about the 2024 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro.

What we know about the 2024 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro

The first key detail we see in these photos: They depict the same light bar incorporation into the grille like the larger Tundra. This light bar is also the reason we think these photos are of the 2024 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro model and not another trim level.

They also show a closer look at the hood and give a better idea of the overall shape of the new Tacoma.

In addition to these details, we have the official teaser image and information released today. So, we also know the Toyota Tacoma will come with an i-Force Max engine, presumably a version of the same engine in the Tundra albeit better sized for the smaller truck.

For the 2022 Toyota Tundra hybrid engine, it produces 437 horsepower at 5,200 RPM and 583 pound-feet of torque at 2,400 RPM. In the Tundra, this powertrain was setup to be better at towing and off-road adventures with more torque than the non-hybrid 3.5-liter V-6. Basically, it is the same engine, but one has a motor generator utilizing a clutch pack in the transmission to tap into the 288-volt sealed Nickel-metal Hydride (Ni-MH) battery placed under the rear seats.

With regards to the Tacoma, this engine displacement seems like overkill and would be the largest in its class. I suspect Toyota is working on a smaller variant of this engine for the Tacoma and maybe a next-generation Toyota 4Runner.

These images and the other news puts together more pieces to the puzzle game Toyota likes to play before doing a full reveal.

The bottom line

Each little snippet of news ramps up excitement to see what the new 2024 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro and the overall redesign of the Tacoma will be like. It certainly seems to be following the logic the Tacoma will be a mini-Tundra similar to that Brazilian press office images we had a few months ago.

What do you think? Are you getting more excited for the new Tacoma?

 

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Tim Esterdahl

Automotive Journalist Tim Esterdahl has been a lover of trucks and SUVs for years. He has covered the industry since 2011 and has pieces in many national magazines and newspapers. In his spare time, he is often found tinkering on his '62 C10 pickup, playing golf, going hunting and hanging out with his wife and kids in Nebraska.

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