Toyota is engaged on an all-new Tacoma and its design has apparently been revealed in new patent images.

Noticed by Motor1, the pictures present a Tundra-inspired pickup that appears nearly an identical to the electrical truck idea attributable to launch in late 2021. Regardless of the similarities, the truck within the patent photograph is outwardly ICE-powered because it trades in a totally enclosed grille. For a extra conventional mesh with a single bar close to the highest.

Elsewhere, we see Tundra-esque headlights that sit atop angular intakes. The mannequin additionally options rectangular fog lights and air curtains built-in into the entrance fender flares.

Additionally: A potential subsequent Tacoma previews Toyota’s electrical truck idea

    The 2024 Toyota Tacoma, revealed in patent photos, looks like a small Tundra
Within the patent picture (under), the 2024 Tacoma appears precisely like the electrical pickup truck idea that Toyota confirmed final 12 months (above) minus the wraparound grille.

    The 2024 Toyota Tacoma, revealed in patent photos, looks like a small Tundra

The tundra-inspired design continues additional again with closely stylized fenders and a well-known greenhouse. We additionally see two-tone wheels, car-like aspect mirrors and a distinguished accent that runs via the decrease doorways.

On the rear, the truck options an edgy tailgate and C-shaped taillights that echo these present in its bigger phase. They’re joined by a comparatively plain rear bumper and a small sliding part within the rear window.

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Toyota has been tight-lipped concerning the upcoming Tacoma, but it surely’s anticipated to experience on the identical platform that underpins the bigger Tundra. Engine choices are extra mysterious, however the truck might be provided with a turbocharged 2.4-liter four-cylinder that develops round 265 hp (198 kW / 269 PS) and 310 lb-ft (420 Nm) of torque. There are additionally rumors of a hybrid variant, which might be a primary for the mid-size truck phase.

Though a number of questions stay, the 2024 Tacoma is anticipated to debut later this 12 months and compete with the redesigned Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon in addition to the brand new Ford Ranger.