Put on your detective hat. We have a Toyota Tacoma mystery to solve. For some reason, the 2022 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro seems to lack action. Other Tacoma models are available, but the TRD Pro seems to be delayed.
The 2022 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro is months late
If you’re still waiting for delivery of your 2022 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro, you’re not alone. In October, Jeff Teague of couple news ordered his model and still haven’t got it. Meanwhile, Toyota dealerships have many other options available.
It is possible that the TRD Pro needs more semiconductor chips compared to other models. It might be affected by the global chip shortage. There could also be other supply chain issues. The Ford Bronco struggled with a few different pieces of equipment.
But Toyota has kept quiet about the delay. Reports of shortages and production cuts date back to 2021, and now we are in March. The Toyota Tundra was hit with a four to nine month delay, with the TRD Pro model being the hardest hit option.
So, maybe the chips and other limited supplies go to the new Tundra before the Tacoma gets redesigned for 2023 or 2024.
The Electric Lime Tacoma was announced as the exclusive TRD Pro color for 2022 in July. Now July is only four months away. Will we see the new TRD Pro color before the 2022 models finally arrive?
What’s new for the Tacoma TRD Pro?
We’ve all heard that the Tacoma is getting old. However, it was last redesigned in 2016, making it Toyota’s youngest model apart from the recently refreshed Tundra. We might see the new Toyota 4Runner before the Tacoma.
Either way, despite being a bit older, the 2022 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro has received incredible updates to become the most capable model ever. Suspension upgrades include a 1.5-inch riser up front and a half-inch riser in the rear.
The Tacoma TRD Pro features a TRD-tuned internal Fox shock bypass with new TRD upper control arms. It now has an approach angle of 36.4 degrees, a departure angle of 24.7 degrees and a breakover angle of 26.6 degrees.
Aluminum skid plates, electronic differential, black TRD Pro wheels wrapped in 265/70R16 Goodyear Wrangler Territory AT all-terrain tires help the Tacoma TRD Pro dominate the wilderness. LED headlights include sequential turn signals and LED fog lights illuminate the trails.
Additionally, the 3.5-liter V6 engine developing 278 horsepower and 265 lb-ft of torque is available with a six-speed manual transmission.
Is the new Tacoma worth the wait?
If the missing 2022 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro makes you wait for the updated model, you might have to wait even longer. Rumors suggest we won’t see the new Tacoma until 2024, and we haven’t heard of any 2023 updates.
It’s safe to expect a new powertrain option to give the Tacoma TRD Pro a more modern feel. It could include hybrid or electric powertrains. In addition, the interior will be designed to offer more comfort and higher quality materials.
The technology could also receive upgrades. What if the Tacoma TRD Pro had more off-road camera views, an improved digital gauge cluster, and displayed more crucial off-road information?
It’s too early to say when the new model will arrive and if it’s worth the wait. We’ll be keeping an eye on Toyota to keep you updated.
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