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2021 Tacoma Hybrid Rumor

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Sun Wukong, Sep 27, 2019.

  1. Sep 27, 2019 at 6:48 AM
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    Sun Wukong

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    Like for real for real?
     
  3. Sep 27, 2019 at 6:57 AM
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    "3.5-liter TWin✌TuRbo V6 engine is HERE ✳ Stock, (before a tune & downpipe upgrade ) it produces around 420 horsepower and about 442 pound-feet of torque, & the hybrid is around 450hp/500lb-ft @ 30mpg gets routed through a 10-speed automatic trans, which is bound to please!!!! Had to go to a regional Toyota training course today!! You asked, Toyota listened. They will not be left behind! The 300 Series 2020 Lx500/Landcruiser has it first, then the 2021 Tundra!!! Toyota is discontinuing the 5.7, due to its "archaic" properties! Hopefully they wont discontinue the LC. If they do, hopefully atleast the LX version stays after 2022. These new platforms are the motor(s) out of the current gen Lexus Ls500 & Ls500h, but heres the kicker.... Tundra will have 3 engine options.... 3.5 TT, a Hybrid, and..??.?. I'm gonna assume a diesel!!!! We will see!!! My first question is, who's gonna be the first to dump that motor into a Tacoma!??! Think of the Tune & Turbocharger upgrade possibilities!!"
     
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  4. Sep 27, 2019 at 7:02 AM
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    Tacospike

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    Interesting if it actually happens
     
  5. Sep 27, 2019 at 7:14 AM
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    Yes. Toyota is reportedly working on a new single platform to underpin both Tundra and Tacoma. Hybrids are reported to be part of the plan.

    This would give Toyota a double whammy: (1) the manufacturing efficiencies that so far have eluded midsize pickups, and (2) car-like levels of fuel efficiency.

    Of course for all of this to work, traditional pickup truck durability, capability and affordability need to remain part of the equation.
     
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    2021 is severely unlikely.
     
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    The new platform is supposed to come out first in 2021 under the all-new 2022 Tundra. It would then get rolled out to Tacoma when the full redesign comes due in 2024 as a 2025.
     
  8. Sep 27, 2019 at 7:23 AM
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    Ah!
     
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    There are other threads on this exact same sketchy website. I wouldn’t give the site any more ad-revenue-generating clicks. To sum up the other threads: no credible sources confirm 2021 as the Tacoma Hybrid rollout year; when you vet this source and its unnamed author for credibility, you have your answer; and of course any post including hybrids requires the normal Pap smear of TW jokes and references to Priuses and wanting the 4.0L back and America and government and California and everything else.
     
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    That website seems sketchy to me.

    I do wonder if they could adapt the hybrid Highlander's powertrain for use in the Tacoma, though. It might be tough to adapt a transverse FWD-based setup to longitudinal RWD.
     
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    Many would, especially for those using them as service vehicles and city fleet trucks and the like. I probably would have bought one. And some of the new hybrid/ICE offerings are only a $1,000 difference (RAV4).
     
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    depends on how much its decreased. If it can still tow over 5,000 lbs then it will work for me.
     
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    Tundra needs the V8 as an option.
     
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    That probably depends on how well the 5.0 f150 sells.
     
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    I'm sure it sells well enough for them. People on their side don't like the idea of turbo V6 in a hard working truck.
     
  18. Sep 27, 2019 at 9:56 AM
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    if they aren't working on a hybrid or electric truck i'm pretty sure they're just planning on going out of business.
     
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    I have no doubt they are working on electric/hybrid. Still would like gas V6 and V8 for Tundra as options.
     
  20. Mar 18, 2020 at 12:34 PM
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    I'm hoping to see a hybrid with the 3.5 still. That way we still have power (maybe even more) and fuel economy. And just imagine electric motors off road
     

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