2023 Toyota Tacoma Hybrid Pickup – Toyota began testing the next-gen Tacoma a month after the unveiling of the Tundra Hybrid. The next-gen Toyota Tacoma could come with a hybrid powertrain option as Toyota seeks to increase its share of electrified vehicles in the U.S. markets.
2023 Toyota Tacoma Hybrid Pickup Design
Jordan, a TFLtruck.com reader, spotted a camouflaged pickup in Las Vegas. It’s believed to be a prototype for the new-generation Toyota Tacoma. The camouflage is so thick that it doesn’t allow for the test mule any visible except two horizontal grille bars with double slats and an amber light under the headlamp. The unusual extension of camouflage under the tailgate suggests that Toyota may be concealing a new rear suspension system for the Tundra.
The Tacoma could have a multi-link rear suspension, similar to the Tundras. It could also switch from leaf springs to coil springs. This could improve handling dynamics, straight-line stability, and comfort, as well as increase the vehicle’s overall ride quality. This revealed new information. A closer look at the spy photos revealed a new cab configuration. Although the current model is available in Access Cab 6-ft. and Crew Cab 5-ft. beds, the spy photos showed that there was no Crew Cab 6-ft. version. The spied pickup appeared to be none of these.
The TNGA F platform, which debuted in the new-generation Land Cruiser, will most likely be the foundation of the next-generation Tacoma with a few modifications. It’s also known as Global F-Platform and GA-F platform. The platform is part of the TNGA Family and underpins the Lexus LX and Tundra. The platform is designed for body-on-frame vehicles and offers weight savings, improved ride quality, and quietness as well as collision safety performance.
The TNGA F platform was added to the Land Cruiser 300. It provided additional benefits such as a lower center of gravity and better weight distribution. The GA-F frame also allowed for the relocation of shock absorbers in the LX. This improved ride comfort and reduced body roll was a benefit.
The availability of a hybrid powertrain could make Toyota Tacoma’s next-generation 2023 a significant improvement. Toyota may offer a 2.5-liter D-4S gasoline engine, which can be combined with an electric motor (2WD) or two electric motors (4WD), as well as an additional traction battery. However, the company has not provided any guidance on the powertrain strategy for future Tundras. This is speculation at best.
According to rumors, Toyota will merge the North American Tacoma and Hilux models, which are popular around the globe, into one model. According to reports, the Hilux will get a hybrid system. It should be redesigned around a year after Tacoma. Ford plans to offer a hybrid Ranger variant in its next generation and possibly even an electric vehicle. Toyota could be making preparations for the future by offering a hybrid Ranger. The Tacoma Hybrid could borrow some of the technology from the Tundra Hybrid’s electrification. This motor system is called i-Force Max and it features a bell-housing motor. The motor-generator is located in the bell housing between engine and transmission. This allows for efficient deployment of the electric power stored within the traction battery. Toyota has created a new Power Control Unit for Tundra Hybrid’s engine. The battery that stores the green energy in the hybrid pickup is a Nickel Metal Hydride, (NiMH) battery. It is located under the rear passenger seat.
U.S.-developed infotainment systems
The new infotainment system was developed in Texas and will be available in the next-generation Toyota Tacoma. It was announced in June 2021. The infotainment system, called Lexus Interface in 2022 Lexus NX or Toyota Audio in 2022 Toyota Tundra is available with touchscreens measuring between 8 and 14 inches diagonally. This new system includes pinch-and-zoom functions for smartphones and tablets, Bluetooth Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility and cloud-based navigation. It also offers savable user profiles, OTA update notifications, and cloud-based navigation. The package also includes a physical volume controller, which is a large, easy-to-use dial.
Tacoma is America’s Best-Seller Small Pickup
Seven years have passed since Toyota updated Tacoma and it still leads the U.S. market. The company sold 252,520 Tacoma units in the country in 2021. This is 5.7% more than the 238,806 units in 2020. Toyota stated that Tacoma was America’s best-selling small pickup in its U.S. sales report for 2021.
Already, e-vehicles account for nearly a quarter of Toyota Motor Corporation’s total volume within the United States. XEVs will account for nearly 70% of U.S. sales volume (between 1.5 and 1.8million units). The company has allocated JPY380 billion (USD 3.33 billion) to the development and localization in Japan of battery packs. It intends to introduce 30 EV models worldwide by the end of this decade. Many of these, such as the Toyota bZ4X will also make it to the United States.
2023 Toyota Tacoma Hybrid Pickup Released
The launch of the next-generation Toyota Tacoma in 2022 does not seem to include the Toyota Tacoma. View The Drive to see a document that briefs Toyota’s New York Region’s sales targets for 2018. It lists new models expected to be in showrooms by December. The chart shows the Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid and a Toyota Crown. It also includes the Corolla GR and the bZ4X. But not the Tacoma. The next-gen Tacoma is expected to debut in the second half, and be available for purchase as an MY2023 vehicle. As more details become available, we will update this story.