Bad News: The New Toyota Tacoma Could Be Delayed Until 2025
Oh no, people waiting for the new Toyota Tacoma could be upset due to a new delay. It has taken years for the next-generation Tacoma to take shape, and now things could be pushed back by months. We might get the 2025 Toyota Tacoma instead of a new 2024 model.
When will the Toyota Tacoma be redesigned?
Unfortunately, plans for the next-generation Tacoma haven’t been clear. But the industry seemed to be tracking updates for the 2024 model. Now rumors suggest we must wait for the 2025 Toyota Tacoma instead.
According to Gear Patrol, the new Tacoma keeps facing significant delays. The current model was expected to end production in August 2023, so the new model could enter production by December 2023.
Then deliveries could start arriving by February 2024. But everything has been delayed by four months, meaning the current-generation Tacoma will have to last just a little longer. As a result, the new model could enter production in 2024 for 2025.
We also haven’t heard anything about an official reveal for the new Toyota Tacoma or Toyota 4Runner. Rumors suggest that the Tacoma will arrive first.
Why is the 2025 Tacoma facing delays?
We might have a new 2025 Toyota Tacoma due to supply chain constraints. The Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak led to factory closures and spurred a massive semiconductor chip shortage.
Other materials such as rubber for tires, foam for seats, materials for hard top roofs, and even Ford’s blue oval badge are in short supply. Tyota’s TNGA-F platform got wrapped up in the shortages and created a few different problems.
Each Toyota vehicle redesign was pushed back by a year. Also, the new Tacoma was frozen for production after receiving a finalized style and design. The Tacoma that’s been caught in shy shots might not be the production model.
It could be a chopped-up Toyota Tundra model that was welded together as a smaller truck to fit the TNGA-k midsize truck platform. That could mean that the next-generation Tacoma still needs to be tested on the road.
On a positive note, the final production design could be a done deal. Only minor trim work and the unique style of each model need the green light.
How much power will the new Tacoma have?
A new clue suggests that the 2025 Toyota Tacoma could be paired with a Dynamic Force inline-four hybrid engine. This would help it compete against the Ford Ranger Hybrid and Jeep Gladiator 4xe, which are expected to beat it to market.
Rumors also suggest that the Toyota Tacoma EV is in the works. It will look like the gas-powered models but with a unique grille design.
The standard 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine with 159 hp and 180 lb-ft of torque will probably be dropped. The 3.6-liter V6 engine with 276 hp and 265 lb-ft of torque may have some life left as a durable and reliable unit.
The six-speed automatic and manual transmission options will probably be updated. Plus, the rear end could receive an updated coil spring suspension like the larger Toyota Tundra.
More information about the 2025 Toyota Tundra may spring up as the summer approaches. We will track its development for the latest updates, so stay tuned.