We have been ogling 2024 Toyota Tacoma spy pictures and patent photos for practically a yr, doing the identical with official teasers for half that lengthy. The wait is not over for the brand new era of the massively common mid-sizer happening 9 years outdated. What we’ve got is a pair extra glimpses because of Toyota’s Instagram web page of a welcome improve and a brand new piece within the accessible function set. The improve, proven on the appropriate within the picture above, is a disc brake hiding behind the TRD Professional wheel. For individuals who did not know the present Tacoma nonetheless rocks drum brakes on the again axle, a setup Toyota has defined for years with varied justifications of various reasonableness. We do not know of one other light-duty pickup on sale with drum brakes, and positively, when spending $50,000 in 2023 to get in on the bottom flooring of a TRD Professional, drums appear exceedingly quaint. Even the $31,000 Ram 1500 Basic Tradesman will get four-wheel discs. Level being, the occasions are coming for the Tacoma.
Eager eyes may need observed the squarer, chunkier black wheel arch extension.
The second deal with is a Fox shock on the entrance of the truck. Three traces of small print on the damper learn, “TRD Professional,” “Inner Bypass,” and “QS3.” It is the final bit that issues. At present’s Tacoma TRD Professional is the one rig within the lineup to profit from Fox 2.5-inch inside bypass shocks in entrance and an equally-sized pair in again with distant reservoirs. They don’t seem to be branded and never adjustable, although, giving freely nothing about what Fox shock household they’re derived from. The approaching QS3 items are adjustable, the alphanumeric identify standing for Fast Swap 3. The small knob angled off the damper may be turned by three positions, . The wild bit is that these are powersports shocks; well-known amongst UTV and snowmobile consumers, we aren’t conscious of any passenger car using on QS3s, and a cursory run by Fox’s web site would not present the QS3s accessible for something aside from off-highway autos. So the 2024 Tacoma TRD Professional could possibly be about to interrupt the seal on a brand new suspension setup — however in a great way.