New 2023 Toyota Tacoma will go on sale sometime next year. This popular mid-size pickup truck is the segment’s best-selling model at the moment. It will be interesting to track this rivalry now that Ford Ranger is back in America. Tacoma is now the most important model in Toyota’s lineup. Thanks to that, the maker keeps upgrading its model year after year.
Tacoma will now make substantial changes. It has a new platform and a new design. On top of that, we may expect a new engine choice as well. As always before, the TRD Pro trim level is once again on offer. Tacoma is on sale next summer, and here’s everything you need to know about this amazing mid-size truck.
2023 Tacoma Exterior Redesign
The upcoming 2023 Toyota Tacoma gets some interesting aesthetic updates. But the Japanese manufacturer won’t completely revamp its best-selling pickup truck. However, this pickup will ride on a new architecture. The objective is to keep Tacoma competitive. There will be some changes in terms of styling, mostly on the front fascia. This means the Tacoma is getting a redesigned front fascia and most likely, new taillights.
With a distinctive appearance and increased off-road capabilities, the TRD Pro trim level is more aggressive. The TRD Pro trim level also gets bigger wheels, a wilder front fascia, Fox shocks, and skid plates. Blackout Package is another popular option and its name says it all. This package adds blacked-out elements, chrome exhaust tips, and additional darkened accents.
The interior improvements will be more noticeable than the exterior upgrades. The forthcoming 2023 Toyota Tacoma will gain some sort of a mid-cycle makeover. The cabin will have additional high-tech features and a longer list of standard equipment. The manufacturer also plans to improve materials for even better comfort.
For starters, this mid-size pickup truck includes an 8-inch touchscreen. The top grades will also include a bigger display, leather seats, and more. But we’re still waiting for the first spy images, which should show some of the newest cabin treats.
New Hybrid Powertrain
The 2023 Toyota Tacoma will undoubtedly get a new engine. Because a new platform is in the works, we may expect several mechanical advancements. Tacoma is expected to maintain its current 3.5-liter gasoline V6 engine. The popular V6 engine comes with a ten-speed automatic gearbox. However, this unit may be part of a new hybrid system. Toyota will deploy the same hybrid system as the Lexus LC, sources say.
The Tacoma Hybrid will have approximately 350 hp. A 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine is also a possible outcome. Interestingly, the RAV4 Prime crossover SUV has the same hybrid system. Of course, Tacoma’s lithium-ion battery will be bigger and provide more power. We expect improved fuel economy.
2023 Toyota Tacoma Price and Release Date
Price increase for the next 2023 Toyota Tacoma is possible. With a base price of $28,000, the approaching Tacoma will certainly cost closer to $30k. The TRD Pro trim level will cost about or over $50,000. Tacoma will be on sale next year, perhaps in the summer.