2022 Toyota Tacoma: Redesign, Concept, and New Models

2022 Toyota Tacoma: Redesign, Concept, and New Models. 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. 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 Drivetrain

2022 Toyota Tacoma Powertrain

When it comes to the powertrain, we expect big novelties. 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. 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.

2022 Toyota Tacoma Pictures

Despite the rumors, we don’t expect to see a diesel version of 2022 Toyota Tacoma.

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.

2022 Toyota Tacoma Powertrain

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. 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. It lags behind the competition in many aspects, so we count on big improvements with this redesign. 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 Release Date and Price

The 2022 Toyota Tacoma could hit the market already in the next year. 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.

2022 Toyota Tacoma Diesel, TRD Pro, Redesign, and Release Date

2022 Toyota Tacoma Diesel, TRD Pro, Redesign, and Release DateTacoma is going strong into next season. The truck is finally getting a diesel engine after years of rumors. That will make it more competitive and off-road oriented. Imagine what this kind of powertrain can do in combination with a TRD Pro suite. The new TRD Pro! The 2022 Toyota Tacoma will be unstoppable. Mud, sand, forest, desert, snow … it will take you everywhere. The good thing is that the price is not going to be affected by these upgrades.

2022 Toyota Tacoma Powertrain

The return of the Ford Ranger woke up the entire mid-size truck segment. FCA already plans the return of the Dodge Dakota, and the company already released Jeep Gladiator. Chevy will develop the new generation of Colorado, and 2022 Toyota Tacoma is going to add some versatility to the lineup. The pickup already offers four-pot and V6 engines. New additions will be diesel and hybrid. Yes, that is right– the same combination that comes for the new Highlander will be under Tacoma’s bonnet.

2022 Toyota Tacoma Engines, Specs, Towing Capacity

Let’s start from the base configuration. The 2022 Toyota Tacoma will use a 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine as the standard setup. This drivetrain is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission that routes power to two or all wheels. The combo is good for 160 hp and 180 lb-ft of power. It is still a respectable output that is capable to tow 3,500 lbs. The engine is not so fuel-friendly, with only 21 mpg combined.

2022 Toyota Tacoma Concept

2022 Toyota Tacoma engine

Compared to this gas mileage, it seems like V6 is a better choice. The larger displacement is capable to develop 280 hp and still make better mpg rating. With 19/24 mpg for city/highway, it is hard to believe the V6 consumes less gasoline. It is thanks to a different setup. The engine can also get a six-speed manual transmission as a power router. In this case, the mileage drops to 19 mpg combined for 2WD and 18 mpg for 4WD. The detail that can make you choose this model over others is the towing capacity of 7,000 pounds. Except the Chevy Colorado Diesel (and its twin GMC Canyon), no other mid-size truck can tow more.

2022 Toyota Tacoma Diesel

It’s been few years since we are listening about the diesel engine for the new Tacoma. It is finally happening. Many things mad the Japanese company to speed up the release date of the 2022 Toyota Tacoma. Of all, there is a return of the Ford Ranger, which will also get a diesel engine in the US. European and Australian buyers can already buy this truck with such configuration. Full-size trucks from all major companies are getting diesel, so Toyota has to react to stay competitive.

2022 Toyota Tacoma Concept

As one of the best-selling models in the mid-size segment, Tacoma can only benefit from the diesel engine. On the other hand, the scandal caused by VW and Audi fake reports made EPA control more strict. The pickup will have to wait until 2022 to get a green light from this association.

According to rumors, the 2022 Toyota Tacoma Diesel will be powered by a 1KD-FTV engine. It is a 3.0-liter displacement that will be able to match the output of Tacoma’s major competitor– Chevy Colorado. Total 180 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque should be good for at least 7,500 pounds of maximum towing capacity. Fans are sure the company will go after 8,000 lbs (300 pounds more than the segment-best Colorado).

The other possibility is a 2.8-liter D-4D engine we can find in HiLux truck. This model is not available in the US, although there are rumors that Toyota could bring it overseas from Europe. A D-4D engine is capable to produce between 150-190 hp and 295-320 lb-ft of torque. We will see what kind of setup will be prepared for the 2022 Toyota Tacoma Diesel.

Hybrid Rather Than a Diesel?

With another season without a diesel engine, experts started to speculate about the hybrid truck. We can’t say these are shots in the dark, since the pickup is using the same petrol drivetrain as the Highlander, and the SUV is available with a hybrid setup. The scandal with diesel engines could reflect on sales and the entire automotive industry is being electrified recently. With such trucks expected to appear sooner or later, Toyota must be ready.

The 2022 Toyota Tacoma Hybrid will be a turnaround. A greener truck will get a 3.5-liter engine mated to a battery pack and delivers 310 hp. Well, this kind of configuration is not the best option for towing. The hybrid setup drops the capacity to 3,500 pounds. Truck’s configuration could make it up to 4,000 lbs. An eight-speed transmission sends power to wheels. The truck will gain more miles and go up to 28 mpg for city drive.

2022 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro

Tacoma, Tundra, and 4Runner SUV are only three vehicles that offer the TRD Pro package, an upgraded version of an off-road suite. The new set of features will include special suspension and shocks that make the 2022 Toyota Tacoma unstoppable. When we add a torque of the diesel engine, it is really hard to imagine how competition is going to deal with it. Chevy Colorado ZR2 and Nissan Frontier Pro-4X are going to respond definitely. This promises an interesting season for mid-size truck fans, especially Tacoma’s fans.

Skid plates are there to protect the underbody. The 2022 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro will also get all-terrain tires and unique wheels. Fox suspension and shocks are tuned for the toughest conditions– deserts, snow, mud, sand, cold, and hot weather. Of course, there is also a lot of TRD Pro badging all around the truck.

2022 Toyota Tacoma Release Date

The new 2022 Toyota Tacoma will debut in mid-2019. We believe the diesel version is going to be ready by then, while fans will have to wait for slightly more for the hybrid model. Other changes will include minor cosmetic updates and interior modifications. Of course, the infotainment system and dashboard will receive upgrades of outdating features. The pricing list is not going to be available before the release date, and it is hard to predict the cost of diesel and hybrid models. The standard offer will bring similar prices.