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Missing in Action: Where is 2022 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro?

Where is 2022 Tacoma TRD Pro? Here is what we know.
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There is so much to look forward to this year if you are a Toyota fan. Especially if you are a fan of Toyota Tacoma.

This is not a year we will see a 2022 Tacoma redesign, and we will not have a refresh year either.

But an updated Tacoma Trail Edition package, as well as new-to-Tacoma Blue Crush Metallic color, will provide midsize truck fans with even more choices.

Oh, and there are changes coming to 2022 Tacoma TRD Pro.

2022 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro

2022 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro Electric Lime Metallic front end profile

First off, the exclusive color this year for Tacoma TRD Pro is Electric Lime Metallic. I have seen it in person quite a bit already – bright, bold, quirky, unique, and pretty freaking awesome.

And this is not your typical Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro, at least not the same as last year. New suspension upgrades add a front lift of 1.5 inches in the front and 0.5 inches in the back.

Yes, 2022 Tacoma TRD Pro is even more capable and cooler than ever – “trail-worthy” we can call it.

The real question, though, that has been burning in my mind lately is – just where IS Tacoma TRD Pro?

2022 Toyota Tacoma

There is a lot of buzz regarding this Electric Lime Metallic Tacoma. I was thrilled when I heard the shocking announcement that Toyota chose a shade of lime for 2022 Tacoma. Well, and the choice of Lime Rush for 2022 4Runner too.

I was so excited that I made a video for my “ToyotaJeff Reviews” YouTube channel comparing 2022 Tacoma TRD Pro in Electric Lime Metallic against 2021 Tacoma TRD Pro in Lunar Rock.

This was back in October, and I used an Electric Lime Metallic prototype for my review. It was incredible. I am still waiting to see my first “retail sale” truck in Electric Lime in person.

When the first 2022 Toyota Tacoma trucks started arriving at dealerships across the country around the later part of 2021, we were told the 2022 Tacoma TRD Pro would be a few months behind. Puzzling but hey, not unheard of.

No word was given for the TRD Pro delay.

Not that this is apples to apples, but 2022 4Runner TRD Pro, including Lime Rush color, have been available for sale for months.

So where is Tacoma TRD Pro?

2022 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro

2022 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro Electric Lime Metallic front end profile

We are now at the beginning of March, and still no signs of Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro for 2022. You can technically build one on the Toyota.com website, but nothing will happen from that point on. At least not right now.

I spoke with an inventory locating manager at a Toyota dealership I know, and they said there is absolutely no news about when dealers can expect to begin filling requests for 2022 Tacoma TRD Pro. Weird.

As for my speculation, I suppose there could be several reasons for this delay.

First, maybe COVID-related production delays and parts shortages along the logistical chain have halted manufacturing. The worldwide vehicle shortage continues pretty much everywhere, so maybe this is just another piece of that puzzle.

Also, maybe Toyota has planned for 2022 TRD Pro Tacoma retail sale for the spring and just not made that detail public yet.

Perhaps it has something to do with a model year change or a new body style plan. Nobody except for the Toyota inner circle knows when Toyota Tacoma will be redesigned. Some say 2023 model year. Others think 2024 is the key number here.

Truth is – nobody really knows yet.

Time for Your Toyota Tacoma Comments

It is now March and we have not seen any signs of an Electric Lime Metallic Tacoma. Remember, it was last July that Toyota announced Electric Lime Metallic as its exclusive Tacoma color for 2022 model year.

July is only four months away. Will we have another announcement coming soon? What will it be about? I have more questions than answers at this point.

Do you have your eye on a 2022 Tacoma TRD Pro, and if so, what have you heard in your personal experience?

Have your dealerships told you any information or news about your future purchase?

Are you waiting to see when next-gen Tacoma will be announced before making any plans, or are you ready now to pull the trigger?

How has your search for Tacoma or other Toyota models gone in the vehicle shortage era?

Thanks for reading everyone. See you next story when I discuss the wait times to buy a Toyota RAV4 Prime.

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Comments

One is on the lot over in Northern California. Only 1. Mine has a 3/2 production start date, about a 3 week delay
I ordered the 2022 Trail edition Tacoma in Army Green back in February and I was told that it won't get to my local dealership up until end of April ... There's no way of tracking it's where abouts at this point, all I'm doing is playing the waiting game.
I just received news from my dealership that Toyota has discontinued army green and I would be getting lunar rock instead. Has anyone else been affected? I ordered Nov 11 2021!
Jeff, our first Electric Lime Tacoma is now in allocated status at our WA state dealer. Should be about 6 weeks out. Maybe it’s the new billet UCAs or bed stamped TRD PRO logo that’s holding it up. Also, considering that the Tundra/Seq/4Runner and Tacoma are all moving to the same platform and Tundra launched as 2022, Seq as 2023, my money is on 4R for 2024 and Tacoma for 2025.
Rumor mill mentioned TRD Pro delay was from needed safety sense recalibration (from increase front lift in 2022). Don't know how true that is. I am trying to buy a Pro and this is getting irritating. May forgo the purchase.
I took delivery of my Electric Lime Taco on 2/26/22. It was said to be assembled 1/25/22. I was lucky to reserve it before it arrived to the dealership. I checked the surrounding Orange County, CA area and there were two other Electric Lime Taco available at the same time at two other dealerships. Another dealership had another Electric Lime Taco that started assembly on 2/10/22 so that might be coming in a few weeks. I would say just call around and check the dealership’s dealer daily system to see if they have your Taco incoming and see if you can reserve it!
I ordered my electric lime TRD Pro early Jan. When I ordered I was told I wouldn't see it until late May or June. Got a message from my salesman a few weeks ago telling me it was being built. Now looking at delivery late March or early May.
Ordered in December and now have a planned 3/7 build date, pushed back from 3/2 (and 2/21 before that). Still no idea when the dealership will actually receive it though.
I got onto the Toyota allocation list for a dealership in Denver, in late october/early November 2021. Build date was 2/8/2022. Truck was delivered to the dealership on 3/4. Starting to hear about the pro being delivered but haven’t seen any in the wild yet.
I “ordered” mine 8 months ago July of 2021 and as of now have a build date of March 3rd. Like a previous comment on here it looks like they are being built and should take delivery within 30 days of shipping. Fingers crossed.
Taking delivery on one as we speak. Dan wolf naperville il.
Mine was produced on 2/28 and it supposed to be at the dealership by the end of the month (Feb).
I work Toyota of Burleson in TEXAS it’s the 10th of March got here this morning and a TRD PRO taco in lime green metallic was here on the ground when I got here obviously it’s already been sold before it got here but there starting to show up at least …
Electric Lime, hands down
Ordered mine last of October , been five months now called dealer today and they gave no idea when it will be built. New York
I ordered 05/19/21 and my 2021 turned into a 2022. Dealer now claims they have 6 pro’s allocated for the year and won’t know production dates? Says will only have eta once a pro is assembled and dumped in their shipping pipeline?!? Oh yeah and can’t specify colour, I’ll have to take what comes???
10 months still waiting 2021 any color
I got mine. It's a crazy fun color. 3rd taco , 4th yoda
I picked up my 22pro lime metallic in late February:)
Was just notified Toyota has discontinued army green for Toyota Tacoma off road version. I will get lunar rock instead. Ordered Nov 11 2021 and was just notified.
Got mine in Kansas City in late February. Absolutely a blast to drive
End of April ‘22 and no Tacoma pro yet. Nothing. No news. No allocations. Ordered 8 months ago. Wtf Toyota?! :( very unimpressed.
Still waiting for blue crush sport
Put a deposit on a 22 Tacoma TRD Pro in December, was third in line at that time. I've made it to the top of the list at the end of March...still waiting. Dealer has no clue, what color will show up or when. Allocations are 1st and 15th, still nothing. This is getting maddening!
I somehow managed to find one not pre sold at a dealership in manual. Mid February. Purchased that day.
1st week of June. Finally saw a new trd pro Tacoma with my own eyes being pdi’d on the lot. Lime green auto. Gorgeous truck. It is 2” higher than the off road model confirmed as they were sitting side by side. I didn’t think we’d ever see them. Finally! I had doubts about how much better it would be than the offroad premium trim. The extra $ for the pro is in fact worth it. No comparison if you see them side by side.