Aside from the AE86 Hydrogen (H2), the Toyota Tacoma X-Runner truck concept also debuted at SEMA 2023. Power comes from a Tundra-sourced, twin-turbocharged i-FORCE 3.4L V6 engine generating 421 horsepower with 479 lb-ft of torque, mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission with a 4.30:1 final drive as well as an electronic locking differential.
Toyota engineers had to widen the overall track by over 3-inches to handle the chassis and engine modifications, which includes custom-valved, 2.5-inch Bilstein aluminum bodied shocks with remote reservoirs at each corner. Even though there are no plans to produce the Tacoma X-Runner, the engine modification package will be offered next year beginning with new Tundra models as part of a TRD Performance Package upgrade.
There is a Tacoma for everyone, with eight grades in the 2024 Tacoma lineup. This new X-Runner concept really shows that TRD is about performance, about going fast… It shows the range of the platform and what we could do if we took the Tacoma beyond off-road and everyday capabilities, slammed it, and gave it a little street cred,” said Mike Tripp, group vice president, Toyota Marketing.