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News 2024 Toyota Tacoma to Get Turbo Four-Cylinder with or Without Hybrid Power

2024 Toyota Tacoma to Get Turbo Four-Cylinder with or Without Hybrid Power

The next-generation Toyota Tacoma and possibly 4Runner will get with the times, almost

  • The engines are currently offered with the Lexus RX.

  • Loads more power and efficiency are certain.

It’s understandable why Toyota’s somewhat upset with the world. Their plans to electrify its entire lineup have been in the works for years. And by electrify, we mean hybridize, and not go fully electric. Spy shots of the next-generation Tacoma seem to indicate that there’s no EV version on the way.

Toyota has more or less scrapped its EV plans recently. Essentially, they’ve discovered the hard way that they can’t put off the full electrification of its product line as they had initially planned. Globally recognized for its hybrid technology, Toyota had instead hoped to electrify its vehicles. Although its EV plans will be fast-forwarded, some wheels were already in motion and one of them is the next-generation Tacoma.

Based on a report shared by Motor1, an insider source has said that the new 2024 Tacoma truck will be powered the newly-adopted turbocharged 2.4L 4-cylinder engine. A non-hybrid version will be available in the new Highlander, and it develops 265hp @ 6000 rpm and 310 lb.-ft. @ 1700-3600 rpm of torque (respectively 275 and 317 in the RX). A hybrid version will also be offered, and its output could be up to 366hp and 406 lb.-ft. of torque. This same powertrain is available in the Crown though with a slightly lower output.

The new 2024 Tacoma will share the new Tundra’s TNGA-F architecture and likely a number of other features. It is also very possible that all of this will eventually underpin the next-generation 4Runner.

2022 Toyota Tacoma Trail Edition 4×4 | Photo: Toyota

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Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai


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