It’s now an annual expectation that Toyota updates the TRD Professional variations of its Tacoma, Tundra, 4Runner, and Sequoia off-road vehicles and SUVs. Usually, these modifications are minor (a brand new paint coloration right here, a brand new snorkel consumption there), so we’re not going to learn an excessive amount of into Toyota’s launch of two photographs depicting what look like the entrance wheels of two separate Tacoma pickups. Or ought to we?
Given the TRD wheel cap seen in a single picture, we predict this picture previews the most recent Tacoma TRD Professional. Nothing particular, proper? Nicely … the physique is painted a searing shade of highlighter-esque neon yellow—that’d be new to the Tacoma vary. Maybe this would be the 2022 Tacoma TRD Professional’s signature coloration—changing or augmenting the 2021 mannequin’s Lunar Rock flat-gray shade.
Talking of Lunar Rock, that paint coloration appears to be worn by the opposite Tacoma that Toyota teased. Nevertheless, the wheel seen within the picture is painted bronze—or perhaps it is gold—and wears a retro-looking middle cap that merely reads “Toyota.” We’re speculating wildly right here, however this could be some type of heritage or retro-styled special-edition truck; it is not clear whether or not this Tacoma, too, is a TRD Professional mannequin or if it is merely carrying TRD Professional wheels with flashier paint.
So, not quite a bit to go on, however as with most issues Tacoma, you possibly can wager the 2 vehicles might be loads able to each showing badass and bringing some trail-ready warmth to Toyota’s truck lineup. As Toyota states in its press launch concerning the two pickups, “two new adventure-ready vehicles are on the horizon for the mid-size segment-leading Toyota Tacoma. Gear up and prepare!” As for after we ought to be readying ourselves, and what kind of journey these Tacomas could be suited to take us on … effectively, that must await a mysterious future date.