the totally new 2024 Toyota Tacoma made its world premiere in Pauko, Hawaii, introducing the world to the fourth generation of the best-selling midsize pickup of the past 18 years. Toyota Group Vice President and General Manager Dave Christ unveiled the new truck along with Tacoma Chief Engineer Sheldon Brown and CALTY President Kevin Hunter.
“With even more off-road capability and the quality, durability and reliability our customers expect, along with a wealth of options for every owner, we’re confident the Tacoma will continue to be the top choice for midsize truck buyers when it arrives later this year.” year”, says the vice president and general manager of the group ToyotaDaveChrist.
The new Tacoma is built on Toyota’s TNGA-F global truck platform and features a new available multi-link rear suspension. Customers have a choice of two new powerful and efficient four-cylinder powertrains and the i-FORCE MAX hybrid that produces 326 horsepower and 465 pound-feet. of pair. Tacoma also introduces the world to the new Trailhunter grade which is a factory developed overlander with integrated components from ARB, Old Man Emu and RIGID.
The Tacoma will offer two powerful and efficient powertrains using a turbocharged 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine. For entry-level SR trims, this engine produces 228 horsepower and 243 lb-ft of torque. For all other trims, power increases to 278 horsepower and 317 lb-ft of torque when paired with the new eight-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission with intelligence (ECT-i). Enthusiasts, rejoice: a six-speed intelligent manual transmission (iMT2) with automatic rev matching and anti-stall technology is available. Manual transmission models produce 270 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque.
The Tacoma’s i-FORCE MAX hybrid powertrain, the most powerful ever offered in this truck, is new to the body-on-frame midsize truck segment. Available on TRD Sport, TRD Off-Road, Limited and standard on TRD Pro and Trailhunter models, I-FORCE MAX combines the 2.4-liter engine with a 48-hp electric motor integrated into the eight-speed transmission that feeds from a 1.87 kWh NiMH battery pack that creates a total system horsepower of 326 horsepower and a whopping 465 pound-feet of torque, nearly doubling the torque output of the current generation truck with the V-6 engine . When equipped with i-FORCE MAX, Tacoma can climb up an 8% interstate grade without the need to downshift, making long highway trips in a Tacoma more enjoyable than ever. Fuel economy estimates for all powertrains will be announced closer to their on-sale dates.
Rear-wheel drive Tacomas feature an automatic limited-slip differential (Auto LSD), and all-wheel drive models feature an electronically controlled two-speed transfer case with high/low range along with Active Traction Control (A-TRAC). ) and an automatic limited-slip differential (Auto LSD). An electronic locking rear differential is standard on TRD PreRunner, TRD Off-Road, TRD Pro and Trailhunter trims. The luxurious new Limited version now features a full-time all-wheel drive system with a center-locking differential on i-FORCE MAX models.