We have new photos of a fourth-gen Toyota Tacoma test mule! We can see some elements of the new designs and some clues about the truck being a hybrid.

This Tacoma's front-fascia camouflage slipped down, revealing some of the grille, headlights, and some of the front fender. What we see here is very close to the Tundra, so if these aren’t the final production panels, we may reveal different styling elements. We have heard that fully production-bodied prototypes are testing, so we’ll see how things develop.

Out of the test mule's passenger rear window we can see a nest of bright orange cabling spilling out. The orange cable has always been associated with high-voltage wiring, suggesting that there are some sizeable batteries tied into this truck’s powertrain.

A hybrid Tacoma would be an answer for the expected Ford Ranger PHEV that’s expected to join the lineup in in 2023 or 2024.

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