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2024 Toyota Tacoma, Ford Ranger Rival, To Debut May 19th

We’ve known for some time that an all-new, redesigned version of the Toyota Tacoma was in the works, which will debut for the 2024 model year – just like its chief rival, the Ford Ranger. Ford Authority has spotted a 2024 Toyota Tacoma prototype out testing on multiple occasions to this point, giving us a preview of its exterior and interior design, but the automaker itself has also been releasing teasers showing off various bits and pieces present on the next-gen mid-size pickup, too. That list includes an overland-ready Trailhunter variant, Fox shocks, and the presence of a hybrid powertrain in the TRD Pro model, as well as a manual transmission option. Now, it seems as if the automaker is finally on the cusp of revealing the 2024 Toyota Tacoma entirely, later this month.

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Today, Toyota confirmed that it will debut the all-new Tacoma on May 19th, and also gave us a few more shadowy pictures of different variants to whet our appetites in the meantime. Interestingly, these pictures were accompanied by a caption reading “the all-new 2024 Tacoma is an i-Force to be reckoned with,” which is yet another teaser.

2024 Toyota Tacoma Teaser - Exterior 002 - Side

Currently, there’s just one i-Force hybrid in Toyota’s lineup – the Max, which is a twin-turbocharged 3.4L V6 and electric motor combo that produces 437 horsepower and 583 pound-feet of torque in the Tundra pickup and Sequoia SUV. It’s unclear if the 2024 Toyota Tacoma will be getting this same powerplant or another, new i-Force hybrid engine, however.

 

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Otherwise, the 2024 Tacoma is expected to tout all-new styling inside and out, and will reportedly ride on the new TNGA-F platform that also underpins the new-for-2022 Tundra. In the shadowy images the automaker provided today, we get a closer look at some of the available configurations as well, which seem to include an extended (Access) cab, a four-door cab, and two different bed lengths, along with the decked-out Trailhunter model and its bed-mounted sport bar.

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Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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Comments

  1. AlexOr10

    I gotta say, I feel like Toyota is doing a much better job of generating hype and excitement than Ford is with this release.

    Granted, I acknowledge that you can’t really have a huge REVEAL when the truck is already available in other markets, but it feels like there is no energy or excitement surrounding the NA Ranger launch.

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    1. AlexOr10

      To clarify, I’m saying Toyota is doing better with the upcoming launch of the Tacoma than Ford is doing with the Ranger. My wording was a little confusing there.

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  2. Michael K

    The new Ranger is a deeply uninteresting product unfortunately, Tacoma is going to walk away with it.

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  3. Karl Winslow

    I do work as a contractor inside Toyotas R&D in a2. They definitely have a bunch of tacomas with plastic coverings on them but for what they are. I’d rather get a ford ranger. But it’s good to know the tacomas are engine tested and dynoed by Americans. But still a foreign company. I’m in the union so I’m forced to buy union made.

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