When it comes to the midsize pickup segment, the Toyota Tacoma is the undisputed big cheese, consistently outselling its rivals for the past several years. Now, Toyota is cooking up a brand-new fourth generation for the 2024 model year, teasing the forthcoming arrival of a new Trailhunter variant in the process. However, before the big reveal, spy photographers have captured the upcoming 2024 Toyota Tacoma Trailhunter testing as a camo-clad prototype.
The 2024 Toyota Tacoma Trailhunter is aimed squarely at overlanding enthusiasts, with the Japanese automaker describing it in a recent teaser as “developed from the ground up for those seeking extended adventures,” offering “purpose-built engineering and robust components.” When it launches, the 2024 Toyota Tacoma Trailhunter will rival the Chevy Colorado Trail Boss and GMC Canyon AT4 from the GM camp.
Despite the heavy camo, there are still a number of interesting features worth pointing out on this prototype model, starting with the double cab body and 6-foot bed. This body combos suggests that this is the new 2024 Toyota Tacoma Trailhunter, rather than the TRD Pro, given the latter wouldn’t offer the longer, off-road-compromised wheelbase of this particular body configuration. Additionally, this prototype’s ride height isn’t quite tall enough to make it a TRD Pro model, lending further credibility that this is instead the Trailhunter.
Under the heavy camo, this pickup is also obviously running several accessories, including a roof rack up top, and an intake snorkel as well. The nose and tail are also notable for the high-clearance bumpers, although the rear bumper is hidden under some street sweeper camo. In teasers released previously, Toyota showed the new 2024 Toyota Tacoma Trailhunter wearing a rear bumper from off-road specialist ARB.
In the corners, we see a set of black wheels wrapped in what appears to be 265/70R18 Goodyear Wrangler Territory Mud Terrain (MT) rubber.
As for the engine spec, the 2024 Toyota Tacoma Trailhunter will likely cradle the same turbocharged 2.4L i-Force Max powerplant as the Toyota Crown. Under the hood of the Toyota Crown, output is rated at a maximum of 340 horsepower and 400 pounds-feet of torque. The new Taco will also offer a new manual transmission, but it likely won’t be paired with the hybrid i-Force Max engine. A six-speed automatic transmission will be optional.