2011 SEMA Show: Oakley Surf Toyota Tacoma

Article by Christian Andrei, on November 1, 2011

If you are passionate about both driving and surfing, and you pass nearby SEMA Show theese days, you should definetly visit Toyota exhibit, where the Oakley Surf Tacoma was presented today. Based on a rocky Toyota Tacoma 4x4 pickup, with a powerful V6 engine and TRD supercharger capable of 304 HP, the new truck was transformed into a Surfing Big Wave Assault Machine, by Smithbuilt.

Among other performance addings at the outside we should mention the Flowmaster stainless steel exhaust, an Icon stage 3 lift kit, Billet top A arms, new leaf springs for added height, a new front coilover system and Walker Evans 17 x 8 bead lock wheels, with a flat black finish mounted BF Goodrich 285/75-17 all-terrain tires.

At the inside, the Oackley Surf Tacoma could easily become a surfer’s 4 wheels home, as it is fully equipped for all kind of needs, featuring a purpose-built roof racking system for heavy hauling which can be accessed with ease for surf bag and multiple board storage, a truck bed system which has a lot of storage for wet suits and other equipment, an ice chest and barbeque grill and least but not last, additional illumination due to Vision X lighting in the bed and front driving lights.

Some other interior changes include Wet Okole Hawaii custom embroidered seat covers, Topstitch interior modifications on the door panels, head liner and carpet kit throughout, a Kicker sound system and an Oakley icon. So if you are not a surfer yet, maybe now you’ll decide starting.

Though some manufacturers have cut down or even stopped the production of their pick-up lines, Toyota continues to reaffirm its position as the leading manufacturer by coming up with more options that would suit today’s demands.

However, the brand discontinued at least three of its slow-moving models and replaced it with five new models with 4-cylinder engines. This is to provide its consumers with better fuel savings while the company benefits from lower production costs.

Since 2005, the Toyota Tacoma pickup has gained an image as the fastest selling model brand in North America. Now, Toyota will once again bring to us the well-loved compact pickup, which will be available in two new packages. Given these, the design and technical blueprint were taken from the same concept truck that was presented in the 2009 SEMA Show.

The event hosted by Specialty Equipment Marketing Association in 2009 featured the TX and TX Pro packages that complement the special value priced Toyota TRD accessories Tacoma’s Off-Road Package. In line with this, all models will be sporting the new and very handsome grille trim.

All-new Toyota Tacoma’s TX and TX Pro Packages will be available for a limited time only. The optional features for the sporty SEMA pickup concept will also look good with any of Toyota’s TRD Off-Road accessories. Aside from the new Tacoma V6 Double Cab and V6 Access Cab, the limited edition enhancements are otherwise offered on any of the 4X4 variants and PreRunner model.

Meanwhile, the built-in standard equipment for the pickup is already available on selected Tacoma models. The Regular Cab now includes the Air conditioning unit while the rest of the standard features are now in all Tacoma models such as the 6-disc CD changer and the satellite receiver (by subscription policy).

All Double Cab models now offer the new Convenience Extra Value Package such as steering wheel audio controls, keyless entry, sliding rear window with privacy glass panel as well as the cruise control system.

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