The Next-Gen Tacoma & 4Runner to Share Same Platform as the Hilux
The 2022 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro has received upgrades to it's suspension, with Fox internal bypass shocks and a 1.5-inch lift in front & 0.5-inch lift in the rear. Additional improvements are the aluminum TRD upper control arms engineered to add more strength & increase rebound shake, and the all-black TRD wheels with a wider track width. However, the big news is that the Tacoma, 4Runner, Hilux, and Fortuner will all be sharing the same platform by 2023 or later.
The platform in question is the Toyota Next Generation Architecture (TNGA). Toyota confirmed the 2022 Tundra and Land Cruiser are moving to a shared platform, and it's a safe bet that it's mid-sized lineup will do the same.
Not many details are known at this point, but we can make assumptions based on what's next for the Tundra and Land Cruiser. They will share the same ladder frame, suspension, and engine mounting points. These features allow them to share many of the same technologies and powertrains. The ladder frame could have multiple different cabs and bodies bolted on top, allowing many different models to share the same frame. Each model, though they look different, can share the same safety systems, engines, off-road systems, and more.
There has been no mention of what will happen with the Land Cruiser or the Lexus GX. Toyota has not confirmed whether they too will receive the new TNGA platform, or continue using the same chassis they currently do.
Check out our Tacoma parts & accessories, we anticipate that our current lineup of bumpers, overland racks, and roof racks will fit the 2022. As soon as they hit the street, we'll confirm the fitment and develop the parts further as needed.