The All-New 2024 Toyota Tacoma: Ready for Epic Adventures
Part 1 in Series: The All New 2024 Toyota Tacoma
After dominating the mid-size pickup truck market for nearly two decades, the Toyota Tacoma is gearing up for its next chapter. The 2024 Tacoma has been completely redesigned with the spirit of epic adventures in mind, combining Toyota’s renowned quality, durability, and reliability with exciting new features. Built on the TNGA-F global truck platform, this go-anywhere truck raises the bar in terms of performance, off-road capabilities, and design. Let’s dive into the details of what makes the all-new Tacoma a standout choice for truck enthusiasts.
Design and Development
Capturing the Essence of “Tacoma-ness” The design of the 2024 Tacoma was led by Toyota’s North American-based CALTY Design Center, known for their work on the Tundra and Sequoia. The goal was to create a truck that stays true to its rugged outdoor roots. Drawing inspiration from Toyota Baja race trucks, the design team aimed to capture the extreme spirit of off-road adventure. The Tacoma’s iconic “Tacoma-ness” is reflected in its high lift, big tires, slim body, and powerful athletic stance. Signature design elements, such as the high-mount headlamps, aggressive skid plates, hexagonal grille motif, and integrated roof and tailgate spoilers, contribute to the Tacoma’s distinctive and badass look.
Taking Off-Road Capabilities to New Heights The engineering research and development of the 2024 Tacoma took place at Toyota Technical Centers across the United States. The engineering teams embraced the concept of “Tacoma-ness” and focused on creating a highly capable multipurpose vehicle that can conquer various terrains. Improvements were made across all grades to enhance the Tacoma’s off-road performance, whether it’s tackling rocky terrains or racing through the desert. Each grade offers a unique experience tailored to its core attributes, providing even greater distinction between the models.
Unleashing Power and Efficiency
The 2024 Tacoma offers two powerful and efficient turbocharged four-cylinder powertrain options. The entry-level models come with a 2.4-liter engine, producing 228 horsepower and 243 lb.-ft. of torque. For higher grades, the output is increased to 278 horsepower and an impressive 317 lb.-ft. of torque, thanks to the new eight-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission with intelligence (ECT-i). Manual transmission enthusiasts can opt for the six-speed intelligent manual transmission (iMT2), which delivers 270 horsepower and 310 lb.-ft. of torque. Taking performance to the next level, the Tacoma introduces the i-FORCE MAX hybrid powertrain. This hybrid system combines the 2.4-liter engine with an electric motor, resulting in an astounding total system output of 326 horsepower and a massive 465 lb.-ft. of torque. The i-FORCE MAX models are set to arrive in early 2024, offering unrivaled power and efficiency.
A New Trailhunter Grade
Adding to the excitement, the 2024 Tacoma introduces the Trailhunter grade, which was first unveiled as a concept at the 2022 SEMA show. Designed for overlanding enthusiasts, the Trailhunter is a purpose-built rig that comes straight from the dealer lot with all the features needed for off-road adventures.
The all-new 2024 Toyota Tacoma is a force to be reckoned with in the mid-size pickup truck segment. With its rugged design, enhanced off-road capabilities, and powerful powertrain options, the Tacoma is ready to take on any adventure. Toyota’s commitment to quality, durability, and reliability shines through in every aspect of the truck. Whether you’re seeking a versatile daily driver or a capable off-road companion, the 2024 Tacoma delivers in both style and performance. Stay tuned for the on-sale dates and pricing, and get ready to embark on epic adventures with the all-new Toyota Tacoma.