Toyota Tacoma Teased Again Ahead of April 4 Debut

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

We saw a teaser image of the Toyota Tacoma last week, and now there are two more images -- one of which teases the release date.

That date is April 4, 2023. The day before the media day at the 2023 New York Auto Show.

To be clear, Toyota doesn't explicitly say that's the day. Rather, that's the number on the fake license plate on the current-gen truck in the pic.

There's also a blurry gray truck in the background that is probably the next-gen.

That's all we have to go on -- go here to check out the original Instagram post.

[Image: Toyota/4th Gen Tacoma/VerticalScope]

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Tim Healey
Tim Healey

Tim Healey grew up around the auto-parts business and has always had a love for cars — his parents joke his first word was “‘Vette”. Despite this, he wanted to pursue a career in sports writing but he ended up falling semi-accidentally into the automotive-journalism industry, first at Consumer Guide Automotive and later at He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for, CarFax,, High Gear Media, Torque News,,, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as,, and He’s an urbanite and as such, doesn’t need a daily driver, but if he had one, it would be compact, sporty, and have a manual transmission.

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  • Kwik_Shift_Pro4X Kwik_Shift_Pro4X on Mar 28, 2023

    If there is no 2WD Access Cab with 6 speed manual, then I'm not interested.

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    • Kwik_Shift_Pro4X Kwik_Shift_Pro4X on Mar 29, 2023

      One's loss is another's gain.

  • MrIcky MrIcky on Mar 29, 2023

    They've already shown renders of the new truck There's the brazilian patent picture and the ev 4x4 lineup with the fj mock up. Basically the same but replace the grille.

  • Cprescott Cprescott on Mar 29, 2023

    Terrorists around the world rejoice - new wheels!

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    • Sgeffe Sgeffe on Mar 30, 2023

      I was wondering if the Taco was the descendant of the HiLux.

  • Redapple2 Redapple2 on Mar 30, 2023

    Hope they fix the:

    1 ride. worse than a corvette

    2 seating position. ankles at the height of my butt is UNCOMFORTABLE .

    As is. Horrible truck

    • Bobbysirhan Bobbysirhan on Mar 30, 2023

      I'm 6'2", and I just don't know what anyone is talking about when it comes to point #2. Every Toyota Hilux or Pickup before the introduction of the 2nd generation Tacoma about 18 years ago was as you described. I never enjoyed the combination of a high ride height and a Porsche driving position in the 4WD models. When the 2005(?) Tacomas came out, the comfort issue was resolved for me. I've driven and ridden in quite a few of them, and never experienced the legs-straight-out feeling I did in the earlier ones.