If we can rely on the latest rumors, it looks like there is a big chance to see big changes on the popular mid-size truck in the near future. According to them, we may see a complete redesign in less than two years and the new model could come already as the 2022 Toyota Tacoma. This may sound too early to you, especially if we consider that the previous generation has been in production for a full decade. However, once you read the following paragraphs, it actually makes sense to see big changes that soon. At this point, it’s just a rumor, so take this article with a reserve.
2022 Toyota Tacoma Redesign
One of the first reasons why many believe in the 2022 Toyota Tacoma redesign is the fact that the recent update wasn’t very generous with novelties. We’ve seen most new features inside the cabin, while the styling and the overall design have remained pretty much the same. The same things go for the engine lineup, despite there were numerous reports that suggested novelties in this aspect.
That small number of updates makes us believe that the 2022 Toyota Tacoma could receive a complete overhaul. Another reason for such expectation is the fact that the new model will ride on the new F1 architecture, which is about to debut in the new Tundra. The platform is modular, so it won’t take too much time in the case of Tacoma development. Therefore, there’s no need to wait for a couple more years, especially if we consider that the competition is getting tougher these days.
What to expect from 2022 Toyota Tacoma?
The current model is by far the most popular in the segment. However, it lags behind the competition in many aspects, so we count on big improvements with this redesign. First of all, there is a matter of a new platform, which should be significantly stiffer. Combined with new engine options, it should provide notably better-towing capacity, which is currently rated at below-average 6.800 pounds. The new model should be capable to tow at least 7.500 pounds.
Of course, we count on novelties in terms of the styling as well, though we will have to see new Tundra first and then to speculate about the 2022 Toyota Tacoma’s appearance. In any case, we don’t expect to see any radical changes. We will rather see an evolution of the current design, with no radical changes in terms of aesthetics.
On the other side, the interior would use a little bit more space, so we hope the new cabin will be bigger. Of course, we also expect to see a new design, which improved quality, new aesthetics and various tech novelties.
2022 Toyota Tacoma Powertrain
When it comes to the powertrain, we expect big novelties as well. We presume that the current V6 will carry on, with a slight power boost. On the other side, the base 2.7-liter four-cylinder could be replaced with something more efficient or removed completely.
Still, a more interesting part of the 2022 Toyota Tacoma powertrain lineup should be a hybrid version, which is one of the most anticipated things for this redesign. It is still early for details, but various reports suggest a four-cylinder engine and a couple of electric motors. Practically, we count on a similar system to one that can be found in the new Highlander. However, we also expect to see a notable power boost. In any case, the new system should be able to return more than 30 miles per gallon.
Despite the rumors, we don’t expect to see a diesel version of 2022 Toyota Tacoma.
Release Date and Price
The 2022 Toyota Tacoma could hit the market already in the next year. However, we are still waiting for any kind of information about the new model. When it comes to the price, we presume it will be slightly higher compared to the current model, so the base version could go around 27/28.000 dollars.