Spotted: The 2024 Toyota Tacoma Is Finally Being Tested

We’ve been waiting for the new Toyota Tacoma for an extremely long time, and there’s finally a light at the end of the tunnel. The new Tacoma could finally be ready to enter production! Spy shots caught the 2024 Toyota Tacoma in action. 

What we know about the 2024 Toyota Tacoma so far 

2024 Toyota Tacoma concept
Potential 2024 Toyota Tacoma concept | Toyota

The 2024 Toyota Tacoma is getting a makeover. It will have a brand-new face, tires, and rear end. But unfortunately, we don’t have a clear idea of what it might look like. It’s only been caught while covered in tons of camouflage. 

Some critics speculate that the 2024 Tacoma could look like a smaller version of the recently redesigned Toyota Tundra. This would involve a larger grille with headlights that frame the bumper and wrap around the side of the truck. 

Also, the Tacoma could be a little larger than before. Critics, such as AutoBlog, often complain about the low seating position and lack of rear seat space. The Nissan Frontier recently gained an advantage with more passenger space in the rear. 

Will the 2024 Tacoma have a better ride quality? 

We can speculate that the 2024 Toyota Tacoma will have a bit of a smoother ride. It’s expected to ride on the Toyota NGA-F platform. It was developed for larger body-on-frame vehicles like the Toyota Tundra and Toyota Sequoia. 

It supports front, rear, and all-wheel drive configurations. Also, the Tacoma could get a new version of the Toyota Tundra’s rear coil spring suspension that replaces the old leaf spring setup. 

While a smoother ride over pavement and better handling could be nice, we hope the Tacoma retains its stout off-roading capabilities. Body-on-frame bulbs can limit durability and suspension travel. 

However, the spy shoots do show tow hooks and what seems to be a lowered air dam. This could indicate that the Tacoma still has a primary off-road focus. 

It’s also safe to expect more power. The current engines could be replaced by the turbocharged 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine with 275 hp and 317 lb-ft of torque. This engine is currently found in the Lexus NX3500. 

Rumors suggest that the Toyota Tacoma Hybrid will debut too. The new Tundra has an optional hybrid powertrain, while the Sequoia only has a hybrid setup. The Lexus’s 2.4-liter engine is also paired with an electric motor for a hybrid variant. 

The Tacoma can currently tow up to 6,800 lbs and carry a payload of up to 1,685 lbs. These figures may increase to help the Tacoma match stronger rivals. 

Will the 2024 Tacoma have a better interior? 

2024 Toyota Tacoma spy shot
2024 Toyota Tacoma spy shot | Jalopnik

Yes, the 2024 Toyota Tacoma should have an updated interior with high-qaulity materials and modern tech. Perhaps tone-tone upholstery designs with accent stitching will spice things up. 

It’s safe to expect a larger infotainment screen and an updated digital gauge cluster. It could also gain new cameras with more clarity. 

The Tacoma already has a wireless charging pad, but it could get a more robust option for faster charging speeds. Also, we hope that wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto come standard. 

Spotting the 2024 Tacoma in testing is a great sign. It’s inching closer to production and its debut. The new Toyota Tacoma is expected to be available in the spring. Stay tuned for the latest updates.