Toyota announced that the fourth generation of its pick-up, Tacoma, made in Mexico, will go on sale in the country in early 2024. and will also have a hybrid version as part of the bet of the Japanese automaker to continue leading this segment.
Tacoma will offer two versions with turbocharged 2.4-liter four-cylinder engines. For the entry SR version, a 228-horsepower, 243-pound-feet-of-torque engine. On all other trims, power increases to 278 horsepower and 317 pound-feet of torque when paired with the new eight-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission (ECT-i).
In addition, there will be a new version with Tacoma’s i-FORCE MAX electric hybrid powertrain, combining the 2.4-liter engine with an electric motor that is integrated into the eight-speed transmissionand which is powered by a 1.87 kWh NiMH battery pack that together generate a total power of 326 HP and 465 lb-ft of torque, almost double that of the current generation V6 engine.
Toyota claims that when equipped with i-FORCE MAX, the Tacoma can climb minor grades without downshifting
“With even more off-road capability and the quality, durability and reliability our customers have come to expect, along with a wealth of options for every owner, we’re confident that Tacoma will continue to be the top choice for pickup buyers,” said the Group Vice President and General Manager, Toyota Motor North America, Dave Christ.
At the moment the prices of the new Toyota in its versions are not known, pBut they will be announced as soon as the commercialization date approaches.
In early 2020, Toyota Motor announced that it would move production of its Tacoma pickup truck from the United States to Mexico, part of a North American production adjustment.
Toyota said its production capacity for the Tacoma in Mexico will be approximately 266,000 units per year. Last year, the automaker sold almost 249,000 vehicles of the model in the United States.
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