The upcoming 2023 Toyota Tacoma will hit the markets at some point next year. This very popular mid-size pickup truck is by far the model with the most sales in the segment. However, Ford Ranger is back in the United States, so it will be interesting to see this rivalry. Indeed, Tacoma is the most important Toyota model at the moment. For that reason, the manufacturer is constantly improving its model.
This time, Tacoma will introduce significant updates. That includes improved interior, new exterior design, and new platform. Thanks to that, we should also expect a new powertrain option. As before, the TRD Pro trim level will be on offer. Tacoma will go on sale probably next summer and here’s everything you need to know.
2023 Tacoma Redesign
The forthcoming 2023 Toyota Tacoma is getting interesting cosmetic upgrades. However, the Japanese automaker won’t introduce a complete redesign. On the other hand, this pickup truck is getting a new architecture. The goal is to keep Tacoma competitive and above its arch-rivals. Some visual updates will surely happen, mostly upfront. As you know, the 2022MY is getting a new front fascia and new taillights.
As for the TRD Pro trim level, it is a more aggressive variant with a unique design and improved off-road ability. Moreover, Tacoma TRD Pro comes with impressive wheels, wilder front fascia, Fox shocks, and skid plates. Toyota also provides the Blackout Package. The name speaks for itself. This package paints the exterior in black color, but it also adds blacked-out features, chrome exhaust tips, and much more.
The cabin upgrades will be more visible than the changes on the outside. The 2023 Toyota Tacoma is getting some sort of a mid-cycle facelift. Thanks to that, the interior will gain more high-tech amenities and more standard equipment. On top of that, Toyota provides more upright materials and improved safety as well.
For a start, this mid-size truck comes with a standard 8-inch touchscreen. Furthermore, the upper trims will be available with a larger display, leather seats, and much more. However, we are still waiting for the first spy photos, where we will hopefully see some of the latest cabin refreshments.
Engine Lineup Includes Hybrid Powertrain
Under the hood, the 2023 Toyota Tacoma will surely introduce something new. As we already said, a new platform is in the works, so we expect a lot of mechanical upgrades. Most likely, Tacoma will keep its current 3.5-liter gasoline V6 engine as standard. This engine comes with a ten-speed automatic transmission. On the other hand, this unit could be a part of a new hybrid system. The reports are suggesting the same hybrid setup as in the Lexus LC model.
This means the Tacoma Hybrid will produce around 350 horsepower. Another likely outcome is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder drivetrain. Finally, there is always an option of borrowing the same hybrid setup from the RAV4 Prime crossover SUV. Of course, Tacoma will feature a larger lithium-ion battery and it will generate more power. We also expect to see increased fuel efficiency as well.
2023 Toyota Tacoma Price and Release Date
The approaching 2023 Toyota Tacoma will cost slightly more than the current model. The 2022MY will start at around $28,000, but the new Tacoma will surely start under $30k. On the other hand, the TRD Pro trim level will cost around or over $50,000. Tacoma will hit the dealerships at some point next year, most likely in the summer.