Toyota teased this version of the upcoming 2024 Tacoma by showing a headlight and the rear bumper.
This model will be focused on overlanding while the TRD Pro is aimed at off-road driving.
These images confirm the design of the new Tacoma will be similar to the EV pickup concept shown by the automaker back in late 2021.
Toyota continues to tease the upcoming 2024 Tacoma, this time showing details of the new Trailhunter version.
The images reveal the design of the truck’s headlamps as well as its ARB off-road rear bumper, in addition to showcasing a metallic beige colour that could be exclusive to this model.
While the new Trailhunter trim level will be a beefier version of the Tacoma equipped with a large number of off-road accessories, it will differ from the TRD Pro model, which will also be available on the new generation of the Tacoma.
Indeed, the TRD Pro is focused on traditional off-roading and the new Trailhunter is aimed at overlanding.
The difference between these two types of off-road driving is that overlanding implies getting to remote locations in a self-sufficient way with the entire journey being taken into consideration. In the case of traditional off-roading, the main events are the technical parts where the vehicle has to climb rocks or escape from a deep mud pit, for example.
As such, off-roading is part of overlanding, but not the entire point of it. What this means for the truck is that the Trailhunter model is likely to be slightly less rugged than the TRD Pro as standard, but it should offer a wider range of accessories.
Looking at the images, the headlamp features a blacked-out internal structure as well as a tinted lens, with the Trailhunter name spelled out on the side.
At the rear, the truck is equipped with a unique ARB steel bumper that integrates parking sensors and red tow hooks.
The Trailhunter badge, a black compass with a red arrow and the letter T in the middle, is displayed on the lower left corner of the tailgate, which also receives a stamped Tacoma nameplate.
The automaker hasn’t said if this third-party bumper will be standard or an accessory on the 2024 Tacoma Trailhunter, but it could be either since when Toyota launched the Trailhunter trim level last November, it said that specific parts will be standard while others will be available via its range of dealer accessories.
While we don’t know many details about the 2024 Tacoma Trailhunter yet, Toyota said to expect more of its trucks and SUVs to receive this overlanding treatment in the coming months or years.
The new Tacoma is expected to come standard with a 2.4L turbocharged four-cylinder engine and a previous teaser confirmed a hybrid powertrain will at least be offered. A fully electric version of the new truck will also be added to the lineup, but it is likely to arrive after the gasoline-powered models.