Comparing the new photo to an image of the 2019 version (below), we can see that the new model features redesigned rectangular headlights, and the four ridge lines running the length of the roof appear to be gone. The portion of the grille that's visible appears to retain the same basic shape, but with the insert darkened, it's possible there are some changes there as well. Maybe we'll see a few more revealing teaser shots leading up to the full reveal on Feb. 7.
Toyota appears to have a soft spot for Chicago, having unveiled its 2019 TRD Pro off-road trucks at last year's show. We saw earlier versions at other Chicago shows, too.
Toyota certainly has a lot to lose as the market gets more crowded. Sales of the Tacoma, its top-selling pickup, rose nearly 24 percent in 2018 to 245,659.