The next-gen Toyota Tacoma has been spotted again, and these photos give us one of the best looks yet at the new truck’s interior. Unsurprisingly, it borrows heavily from other Toyota vehicles, notably the current Tundra and Sequoia.
This example has a large center screen and is apparently running Toyota’s latest infotainment system. It blends into the instrument cluster cover, but has a fair amount of space between it and the actual gauges. There is likely to be a volume knob lurking in that space, probably where the hole in the camouflage is. We can see a bar gauge on the instrument cluster, possibly measuring fuel or coolant temperature. It looks like a simple lighted gauge instead of an LCD screen. There may be a larger screen next to it to display speed, fuel economy and other more detailed menus.
The center console-mounted gear lever sticks around, but that’s clearly straight from the Tundra. The steering wheel also appears to be from the same source.
We expect the Tacoma to arrive sometime this year as a 2024 model. Previous spy shots have suggested it will come with a coil-spring rear suspension. Patent images show it looks a lot like the so-called electric truck Toyota showed off not long ago. We’re looking forward to a complete overhaul of the powertrain, and perhaps the similarity to the EV truck concept could hint at future electric variants.