In a teaser rollout starting to rival that of the unique Dodge Challenger Demon’s, we now have the newest on the 2024 Toyota Tacoma. This week’s is a little more substantial with the reveal that the handbook transmission has survived to the latest era. It is a not a gear knob however quite a trio of pedals with both aluminum or stainless-steel covers. Toyota did verify that the transmission has six gears.
This can be a real shock for the truck and the phase. No different midsize pickup has a stick on supply. The Nissan Frontier and Chevy Colorado did a couple of years in the past, although the latter solely supplied it with two-wheel-drive and the four-cylinder engine.
What engines the handbook might be paired with is an enormous query with no reply but. The sporty pedal caps proven within the picture counsel that it will not simply be restricted to work-truck-spec fashions with the weakest engine and least options a minimum of. However we all know that the Tacoma might be supplied with hybrid powertrains, and we won’t keep in mind any hybrids with conventional manuals because the Honda CR-Z, which has us questioning if one or each of the present engines might be up to date and carried over to make use of with the stick.
One other large query is when the truck will truly be revealed. Regardless of the multitude to teasers, we nonetheless do not have a date. We’re actually hoping its only a couple weeks away, as a result of both the teasers must begin getting extra granular about options, or they will have mainly revealed the truck earlier than, effectively, the reveal.
However we do know it is a 2024 mannequin that can most likely go on sale this 12 months or early subsequent 12 months. It is going to have a minimum of one hybrid powertrain, as beforehand talked about. There might be each a TRD Professional mannequin and one thing known as a Trailhunter with fancy off-road components from ARB. Additionally, there might be an accessible built-in detachable Bluetooth speaker, which is neat, although not fairly as consequential as powertrains and trim ranges. We’re certain we’ll hear extra in regards to the new Tacoma subsequent Tuesday, too, so keep tuned to the teaser trickle.