So, what do we have? The upright grille shape is clearly that of the Tacoma, though the "TOYOTA" lettering on the front is different than the standard models, which just display the company's logo. This reminds us of the text treatment we saw on the TRD Pro versions of the 4Runner, Tundra, and last-generation Tacoma – the hood scoop suggests that, as well. And while we can't say for sure if this is another off-road variant, we're willing to bet the folks at TRD are behind this new creation.
Toyota's Chicago Auto Show press conference takes place on Thursday, February 11, at 1:30 PM Central. Tune in at that time to see exactly what Toyota is up to.
It's not quite grilling season, but Toyota is heating up the Windy City with a world premiere Thursday, Feb. 11.
Can't make it to the Chicago Auto Show? Watch the reveal live from anywhere at 1:30 p.m. CT at http://livestream.com/Toyota/chicago2016.