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Refresh or new gen spotted?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by TacoBuffet, Oct 6, 2021.

  1. Oct 6, 2021 at 3:11 AM
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    TacoBuffet

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  2. Oct 6, 2021 at 3:19 AM
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    If that's a Tacoma, the driver is what, 4'11"? I guess they could have completely reengineered the seating position. But that truck looks huge.
     
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  3. Oct 6, 2021 at 3:31 AM
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    Right looks like a tundra to me.
     
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  4. Oct 6, 2021 at 3:32 AM
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    The canopy is the best part.
    Have to wonder if the pics are just recycled pre-2022 Tundra reveal, or even the Frontier just for clickbait.
     
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  5. Oct 6, 2021 at 3:43 AM
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    One look and instantly you can tell that’s a tundra. The tail light covers give it away
     
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  6. Oct 6, 2021 at 6:00 AM
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    2022-toyota-tundra-leak-photos-show-new-rear-suspension-air-suspension-option-not-happening.jpg ff7e59774aaaa1656d73c9caffd2e571.jpg ...:anonymous:

    Every manufacturer has a unique camouflage pattern and this one is unique to Toyota/Lexus for certain. Nissan's is different. The latter guess,
    :thumbsup:
     
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  7. Oct 6, 2021 at 6:14 AM
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    Right, I was like this has to be a Tundra based on front fascia, body lines and mirros, or is it not? You of all people would know here I'm sure.
     
  8. Oct 7, 2021 at 12:14 AM
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    The canopy is the best part.
    :rofl: excellent
     
  9. Oct 14, 2021 at 2:40 AM
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    Yeah, it's their trickery LOL. Make us believe it's a 22 Tundra out still testing, but a closer look shows that it's actually a mule and not even an actual full fledged prototype. I think they like having the new Tundra to now rely on, instead of struggling with fitting the old 3G body over the new internals.

    I am really surprised they're bold enough to showcase that they're finishing it up, as if the people in charge read these forums LOL. There is nothing out there on actual 2023 redesigns coming before it (Sequoia, RX), yet Toyota doesn't mind driving early mules for the '24 Tacoma over 2 years before launch. Crazy.

    I keep posting those photos, as it highlights some differences in dimensions.
     
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  10. Oct 14, 2021 at 3:23 AM
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    The only way I can distinguish a Tacoma vs a Tundra test vehicle is by how often the auto transmission shifts on the highway
     
  11. Oct 14, 2021 at 6:33 AM
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    To me the truck in those pics looks way too small to be a Tundra. So that likely is the Tacoma. For a 2023 reveal they likely started working on this in 2019 or so if it's all new. Seeing first prototypes now makes sense.
     
  12. Oct 14, 2021 at 6:41 AM
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  13. Oct 15, 2021 at 5:41 PM
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    Back in January 2019 in my first forum post, I believe they were already working on it, with expectation it would be a 2023 model since 2014, about 1 year prior to 3rd generation launch in September 2015. Since about late 2017 in terms of planning phase, progressively more in 2018 in terms of defining targets, and significantly since 2020, when it went into full production development.

    If not for delays with TNGA-F, this would be on sale by August 2022. Ideally, you can buy one by end of January 2024, if production still pans out for early December 2023.
     
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