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The upcoming 2021 Toyota Tacoma will introduce some radical changes. If the rumors are true, new Tacoma pickup will get a redesign. As a result, we can expect even better design and a more modern appearance. Not only that, Toyota is about to introduce plenty of mechanical changes. Interior will also get significant upgrades and refreshments.
The redesign will surely put Tacoma higher on the list of most wanted pickup trucks in the world. This model is versatile, reliable and it looks attractive. Toyota will most likely keep the current platform so there won’t be dimensional changes at all. Even the shape will largely remain. However, a more stylish approach, new modern features, and better aerodynamics will improve this pickup significantly.
2021 Toyota Tacoma Redesign
Yes, the all-new 2021 Toyota Tacoma is getting a redesign. That includes all the trim levels, from the base model to the TRD Pro version. All Tacomas will get a cleaner design, especially the front fascia. A new grille and new headlights are also included. Toyota will also introduce new all-season tires, reshaped taillights and bed lights.
Bumpers will most likely stay intact. New styling approach and better aerodynamics will also make this pickup look very attractive. Toyota won’t change the current platform. That means the 2021 Tacoma will remain in terms of shape and dimensions. New exterior paints are a possibility and we can expect new optional features.
Toyota plans to redesign the interior as well. However, the interior will keep its simple layout. The 2021 Toyota Tacoma will get numerous refreshments. That includes more quality materials and new high-tech features. On top of that, the 2021 Tacoma will get more standard features.
The tachometer is revised and the manufacturer will install a new 8-inch touchscreen. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are standard and infotainment system is all-new. New shape of the air vents looks very interesting. Higher trim levels are offering a standard leather upholstery and a lot of other premium amenities. Toyota will also offer gray, dark brown and navy interior schemes.
2021 Toyota Tacoma Engine Specs
New-generation model is nothing without additional changes under the hood. The upcoming 2021 Toyota Tacoma will continue to offer a standard 2.7-liter engine. This unit is capable of producing up to 160 horses. Optional 3.5-liter V6 delivers almost 280 hp. Even the diesel engine will remain. A 2.8-liter diesel cranks out 195 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque. With the optional V6 powertrain, Tacoma reaches from 0 to 60 mph in 7.7 seconds.
On top of that, it can tow almost 7,000 pounds. Interestingly, all engines are available with a 6-speed automatic gearbox. Now, the 2021 Tacoma will get new a hybrid powertrain. The hybrid system will be combined with the optional 3.5-liter V6 engine. Three smaller electric motors and the battery pack will improve the number of horses. Thanks to that, Tacoma Hybrid will produce over 300 horsepower and fuel economy will be astonishing. It is the most significant improvement Tacoma could get.
Price and Release Date
The price of the all-new 2021 Toyota Tacoma will be slightly increased. The base trim level will now cost around $26,000. Higher trim levels are priced at over $40,000.
New Toyota’s mid-size pickup truck will compete against Honda Ridgeline, Ford Ranger and GMC Canyon. However, Tacoma offers gasoline, diesel and hybrid variants. A hybrid model will cost slightly over $30,000. Toyota will release new Tacoma in the second half of 2020.