Toyota made a splash – literally – by choosing the big island of Hawaii as the location for introducing its 2024 lineup of Tacoma midsize pickups, the world’s best-selling truck in that size category over the past 18 years. The fourth-generation Tacoma is totally new and rides on Toyota’s TNGA-F global light-truck platform, with an all-independent multilink rear suspension newly being offered. A new model joining the 2024 lineup is the Trailhunter, a Toyota-developed overlanding rig with integrated off-roading accessories from Old Man Emu, ARB and RIGID.
The new Tacoma will offer regular ICE power plus a more potent hybrid system that has earned Toyota’s “Beyond Zero” distinction for ultra-low emissions. The standard i-FORCE engine is a turbocharged 2.4-liter four-cylinder unit that produces 278 horsepower and 317-lbs.ft. of torque. Stepping up to the 2.4-liter i-FORCE MAX hybrid system boosts horsepower to 326, with 465-lbs.ft. of torque.