Today’s spy shots provide the latest look at the next-generation Toyota Tacoma. The midsize truck has been out and about several times recently in heavy camouflage. However, this is the first time we have seen pictures of the interior.
The dashboard and instrument panel are hidden under a layer of fabric but still reveal important details of the interior. Notably, the 2024 Toyota Tacoma will use a digital instrument cluster and get a revised steering wheel design.
Like the current truck, an infotainment screen sits atop the center stack. The screen displays music playing from a smartphone or other external device and has icons for various menu functions. The screen itself looks slightly larger than the current model’s eight-inch screen.
The 2024 Tacoma places the shifter on the driver’s side of the console. This is a departure from the current model, which places the passenger-side shifter with the handbrake next to the driver. From the photos, it’s impossible to tell if the handbrake lever moved to the passenger side or if it was completely replaced by an electric parking brake. There’s also no indication of where the four-wheel drive selector is located and if it resides on the center stack or moves closer to the shifter.
We’ve previously seen renderings of the Tacoma’s exterior, which shares many similarities with the latest Tundra. Both feature an octagonal grille with stylized slats below the headlights and integrated, rectangular fog lights.
Under the hood, the new truck is reported to offer two engine options. A 2.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder used in the 2023 Highlander, and a hybrid variant that combines a turbocharged 2.4-liter four-cylinder with an electric motor.
We are yet to see the actual 2024 Tacoma san camouflage as Toyota has tried hard to keep it under wraps until launch. However, when it does, it will face a redesigned 2024 Ford Ranger and the recently introduced 2023 Nissan Frontier in the competitive midsize truck market.