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2019 Toyota TRD Pro lineup is perfect for your off-road adventures

Toyota’s big plan for the 2018 Chicago Auto Show was to reveal their updated and more powerful 2019 TRD Pro lineup of off road ready models. These models consist of the 4Runner, Tacoma and the Tundra. One of the upgrades here is the 2.5 inch internal bypass shock absorbers from Fox. Customers can get any of the three models in shades like Midnight Black Metallic, Super White or the exclusive Voodoo Blue.

The Fox shocks are initially soft, but they become stiffer as the piston moves through it. The oil increases volume for better damping during hard driving - thanks to the external reservoirs. Dust boots, on the other hand, protect parts from debris.

First up is the 2019 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro that got suspension upgrades for when the road gets rough. The front part is raised by an inch, because of the spring, and there’s a larger front sway bar for easier handling. Important mechanical parts are protected by the skid plates that also give the TRD a better style. A set of 16 inch wheels was added and was finished in black. These are then wrapped in Goodyear Wrangler Kevlar All-Terrain tires.

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Toyota reveals 6 extreme vehicles at 2016 SEMA Show [Live Photos]

When Toyota first revealed that it will be showcasing a total of 30 vehicles for the 2016 Specialty Equipment Market Association, enthusiasts could hardly contain their excitement. However what is even more thrilling is that six of these have been modified to show just how extreme Toyota’s models can go.

According to the Japanese automaker, each of these six models either honors the brand’s heritage, looks at the current state, or projects what the future will be. There are also models that appear to be a combination of these three. Since the brand will be having what can be considered as the largest exhibit in the history of the SEMA Show, it is not surprising that Toyota went on this path. Below are the six models that Toyota took a chance on and gave a number of improvements.

The first is the Swagger Wagon, which is actually the Sienna in blue. Some would call this as the height of luxury when it comes to transportation, with the best description of the Swagger Wagon being that it is similar to a flying jet. While this minivan is now wider and lower, the brand put a number of enhancements composed of carbon fiber as well as those inspired by racing. However, the interior is what makes it stand out given its use of custom-leather, capacity for wi-fi connectivity, and the inclusion of a high-end theater system. With all these on the inside, customers are likely not to concern themselves with how the exterior actually looks.

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The New 2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro: Pushing the Limits of Off Road Driving

It could be said that Toyota’s highly acclaimed TRD Pro Series has been forged in fire being direct descendants of Toyota’s past off-road racing vehicles which earned the company its numerous victories in the demanding Baja off-road endurance races.

It comes as no surprise then that the three off-road vehicles comprising the TRD Pro Series – Tacoma, Tundra and 4Runner – have probably seen and done it all: drove the off beaten path, survived dangerous snow-covered terrain and even tackled extreme driving conditions.

The unparalleled performance, dependability and reliability of these all-terrain vehicles from Toyota made it possible for off-roaders to go to hard-to-reach places where only a handful few have gone before.

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Toyota recreates ‘Back to the Future’ Tacoma to celebrate trilogy’s 30 years

In the hit film “Back to the Future Part II,” Marty McFly went forward in time from October 1985 to October 21, 2015. Decades after the film was first shown, October 21, 2015 did arrive but the situation is much different from what the second installment of the trilogy had envisioned.

Now, Japanese carmaker Toyota is celebrating that date by recreating McFly’s dream truck using the MY2016 Toyota Tacoma as a base. Toyota modified the MY2016 Tacoma to make it appear like the one shown in the film.

For instance, the Back to the Future Tacoma features custom 1985 Toyota truck exterior paint and mud flaps as well as custom tailgate with the iconic “TOYOTA” logo and custom vintage headlight and taillight design. Likewise, the modern version of McFly’s pickup is provided with custom front and rear tubular bumpers, custom light bar and custom “D-4S” fuel injection badging.

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Toyota has released its latest broadcast spot for the 2016 Toyota Tacoma. This multicultural campaign for the brand’s currently best-selling midsize pickup was made possible by two advertising agencies: Conill and Saatchi & Saatchi Los Angeles.

The campaign, which has recently begun, targets drivers who prefer to live an authentic and adventurous life with no boundaries. A life where mud sprays and dirt clouds are not considered an inconvenience but rather a rite of passage.

Jack Hollis, group vice president of Marketing, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., proudly shares that he is excited that the company will be introducing its all-new Tacoma. Hollis adds that while this model continues to be the leader in America when it comes to midsize pickups, the 2016 model builds on the last generation’s off-road legacy and at the same time provides the chance to experience new things.

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The 2016 Toyota Tacoma pickup will be the first in the auto industry to be fitted with a GoPro camera mount as standard. As the pickup segment becomes more competitive, Toyota feels the need to offer its model with a cool redesign. Last year, Tacoma had over 60% of sales within the segment but it will now have to go up against the returning models from Chevrolet and GMC.

This partnership is a less expensive way for Toyota to raise the appeal of the Tacoma to buyers who drive through muddy roads in Texas and desert canyons in Utah. GoPro can also consider this team-up as a success amid attempts by Sony to take a bigger share of the $2 billion action-camera market.

Tacoma’s chief engineer Michael Sweers said that the trucks of all true off-roaders all have GoPros. Sweers, who also has a GoPro in his truck, said that these off-roaders record their adventures as they fish, camp, or off-road. Last year, the only automakers competing in the small pickup segment in the U.S. were only Toyota and Nissan.

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After few leaked photos, the 2016 Toyota Tacoma became official at the 2015 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). According to Toyota, the new Tacoma will be available with a 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine but also with a segment-first 3.5-liter Atkinson cycle V6 engine equipped with Toyota’s D-4S technology.

Both engines are bolted to a six-speed automatic transmission with electronic shift, while the V6 is also available with a new six-speed manual transmission. When it comes to design, the 2016 Tacoma shares Tundra’s more chiseled face, with a hex grille. Toyota says that their new Tacoma is inspired by desert racing and features muscular wheel flares.

At the rear, the tailgate arrives with an integrated spoiler for improved aerodynamics, a stamped Tacoma logo and an optional hard tonneau cover for securing gear when your away from the truck. Inside, the soft-wrapped trim and metallic accents provide a high-quality look, but what’s really surprising is that the Tacoma arrives with plenty of premium features such as Qi wireless charging, smart key with push-button start, leather-trimmed seats, power moonroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, enhanced touchscreen audio and blind-spot monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert.

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The 2016 Toyota Tacoma will arrive next week at the 2015 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, but the new vehicle showed its face today. Although there are no details available, we can easily observe the brand new design needed to be a better rival in the midsize pickup segment.

Compared with the current version, the 2016 Tacoma received redesigned headlights, new fog lights, a redesigned front bumper as well as a brand new front grille which offers a premium image. At the rear, there are new taillights but also a new bumper.

There are no details regarding the engine found under the hood, but judging after the badges on this truck there is a V6 powerplant.

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At last, the new TRD Pro Series from Toyota was revealed at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show. For the fans of 2015 Toyota Tundra, Tacoma and 4Runner we have great news as these vehicles will get even more capable with the aggressive off-road packages designed from the experts at Toyota Racing Development (TRD).

The new TRD Pro Series 2015 Toyota Tundra, Tacoma and 4Runner will be equipped with TRD Billstein shocks with remote reservoirs, TRD-tuned front springs, TRD front skid plate, unique front grille with ‘TOYOTA’ badging, TRD floor mars, TRD shift knobs and black wheels. As you can see from the photos, a hot new color is available and it is called Inferno and is joined by Black and Super White.

In addition, the 2015 Tundra TRD Pro comes equipped with TRD-tuned springs with 2” lift for the front of the vehicle, decreased spring rate, black 18-inch alloy wheels wrapped in Michelin ORP tires, TRD dual exhaust system, TRD PRO quarter panel bed stamping, unique interior seat color with red stitching and unique instrument panel ornament insert.

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2014 Toyota Tacoma could now be availed in a sporty new SR appearance package, after the carmaker discontinued the Tacoma X-Runner sport truck for the year. The 2014 model year of Toyota’s compact pickup truck features four levels of Entune Audio, with the backup camera display moved from the rear-view mirror to the Entune head unit display.

The new SR Package provides sporty styling thanks to a color-keyed exterior appearance that includes overfenders, bumpers, grille surround and mirrors, door handles as well as smoked headlight lenses. The new SR Package is available for the Tacoma PreRunner and 4x4 Access Cab base grade models, with those powered by a V6 receiving fog lights.

2014 could be availed in two new exterior colors for 2014, Silver Sky Metallic and Blue Ribbon Metallic. The 2014 Toyota Tacoma will have a manufacturer suggested retail price that starts from $17,875 for the Regular Cab 4x2 with a four-cylinder engine and five-speed manual gearbox to $28,285 for the Double Cab 4x4 V6 Long Bed with a five-speed automatic.

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Pricing details for Toyota’s TRD T/X Baja Series package for the Tacoma pickup have been released. When fitted with various off-road elements, the four-wheel-drive Tacoma will cost $5,015 more but the current $650 factory credit still has to be deducted. It has a starting price of $33,800 (with shipping charges included).

The Baja Series package also includes off-road-tuned front and rear TRD Bilstein racing shocks, Electronically controlled locking rear differential, Active Traction Control (A-TRAC), Hill-Start Assist Control (HAC), Downhill Assist Control (DAC), BF Goodrich T/A KO tires (LT265/70R-16) with bead-lock-style off-road wheels with exclusive gunmetal gray finish, TRD cat-back exhaust, Front ride height increased by nearly two inches, Matte black T|X Baja Vehicle side graphics, and Exclusive TRD tailgate badge.

For the Baja Series, Toyota was inspired by its nearly 30 years of racing history. Toyota has gotten many title wins at the Baja 500 and the Baja 1000. This option group is available on top of Toyota’s TRD Off-Road package, which is priced at around $3,500 in 4x4 applications.

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The Long Beach Racers Tacoma will be seen at Toyota’s exhibit at the 2011 SEMA Show. The Long Beach Racers Tacoma takes its inspiration from the upcoming limited edition 2012 Tacoma TRD T|X TRD Baja Series that will arrive next year. Former freestyle motocross rider racer Andy Bell will be driving the Long Beach Racers Tacoma as it competes in the 2011 Tecate SCORE Baja 1000.

Bell, who stars in MTV’s Nitro Circus, will be at a press conference at the Toyota exhibit on Nov. 1 at 10 a.m. Pacific Time to give details about this special Tacoma race truck and the new BAJA 1000.

This race truck was built by Long Beach Racers – several Toyota enthusiasts who were experts in racing Toyota trucks in Baja. This truck will be competing in the SCORE Stock Mini class championship. It is equipped with a TIG welded, SCORE approved roll cage with the Long Beach Racers trademark “low profile” rear cage design to keep the rear view clean, 35-inch BFGoodrich Project Tires on 16-inch TRD Baja Series wheels, custom Bilstein 60mm race shocks, Hella HID lights on custom mounts on the bumper and in place of the exterior mirrors, Mastercraft race seats, PCI Race Radio and intercom systems, harnesses and window nets, Defined Engineering Spring-Under kit, MBRP Exhaust system, CMI Carbon Fiber skidplates, 50 gallon fuel cell, TRD Big Brake kit, and a custom wrap that uses the TX Baja Series graphic concept. Aside from entering the BAJA 1000, the Long Beach Racers Tacoma will also be seen at the Off Road Expo, Supercross, Dew Tour, and 2012 SCORE races.

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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.

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Toyota unveiled today at the 2011 Texas State Fair the pre-production Tacoma Toyota Racing Development (TRD) T|X (Tacoma Extreme) limited edition pickup, a vehicle inspired by firm’s Baja racing heritage. Set to make its debut in Spring 2012, the Tacoma TRD T|X Limited Edition will be built exclusively at Toyota Motor Manufacturing in San Antonio.

Although the vehicle is not quite ready, it appears that the Tacoma T|X Baja Series will be powered by a 4.0-liter V6 engine with either six-speed manual and five-speed automatic transmissions.

As expected, the model comes with an electronically-controlled locking rear differential, Active Traction Control (A-TRAC), Hill-Start Assist Control (HAC) and Downhill Assist Control (DAC) currently equipped on the TRD Off-Road package.

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The 2012 Toyota Tacoma pickup has a starting price of $17,685 (inclusive of an $810 destination charge). This makes it $510 higher than the base price last year. The new model features a refreshed exterior with a redesigned hood, grille, headlights, fog lights, upper and lower bumper, and antenna.

The interior has received a new center instrument panel with a modified gauge cluster and a new steering wheel. Toyota now offers the following as standard equipment: a high-contrast black center console, switch-plate covers, dash and upper door trim.

Access and Double Cab models may get the heavy-duty all-weather flooring. Meanwhile, the TRD Sport and Off-Road models come with water-resistant fabric-protection seats.

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At the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show, visitors always expect to see amazing one-offs and limited versions of various carmakers’ production models.

For this year's event, Toyota unveiled the Tacoma X-Runner RTR, where RTR stands for Ready to Race. Toyota made major modifications to the pickup’s powertrain and undercarriage, making it virtually unrecognizable.

The vehicle, which is powered by an i-Force 5.7l V8 engine, is able to deliver 504 hp and 550 lb.-ft of torque due to a TRD (Toyota Racing Development) Supercharger Kit.

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If you’re a carmaker who’s proud of the one-offs you’ve made as well as the limited versions of your production models, the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show is where you have to be.

For this event that will take place this November in Las Vegas, Toyota has prepared several vehicles, including the Tacoma X-Runner RTR, where RTR stands for Ready to Race.

The pick-up has received major modifications, especially to the powertrain and undercarriage. This model is powered by an i-Force 5.7l V8 engine, which has an output of 504 hp and 550 lb.-ft of torque due to a TRD (Toyota Racing Development) Supercharger Kit.

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Because of the risk of the loss of control from a defect in the front drive shafts, Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling about 8,000 model-year 2010 Tacoma pickups in the US. Toyota had sent a document to US dealers last Thursday.

Reuters obtained a copy of this document, which states that the all-wheel-drive version of the trucks may have a component that has cracks in the joint portion of the drive shaft stemming from an "improper manufacturing process control."

These cracks could result to the separation of the drive shaft. If this separated shaft comes into contact with the road surface, drivers could lose control of the vehicle.

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Because of encouragement from the consumer aftermarket, Toyota has chosen to add two new performance packages to its 2011 Tacoma compact pickup truck. The packages, which are based on equipment displayed at the 2009 Specialty Equipment Marketing Association show, include performance-enhancing equipment and cosmetic upgrades.

The T|X and T|X Pro packages were created to supplement the Tacoma's optional Off-Road package, which features an electronic locking rear differential; tuned stabilizer bars, springs, and shock absorbers; and larger, off-road-ready tires. The $1699 T|X package consists of a 16-inch black Toyota Racing Development wheels and even larger trail tires.

Additional changes include exterior enhancements, such as side steps, stainless steel exhaust, and a graphics package. The T|X Pro package, which is priced at $1,699, takes a different approach to tuning the Tacoma. Rather than cosmetic upgrades, those who choose the Pro package are treated to a TRD-tuned performance exhaust system.

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Toyota announced today that the pricing for the 2011 Tacoma compact pickup truck will start from $16,365 for the Regular Cab 4x2 while for the Tacoma Double Cab 4x4 will start from $27,525. For the 2011 model year Tacoma, Toyota said it has discontinued three low volume manual transmission models and added five four-cylinder, four-speed automatic models and the new models include: Access Cab 4x2 PreRunner; Double Cab 4x2; Double Cab 4x2 PreRunner; Regular Cab 4x4, and Access Cab 4x4.

New features regarding the new model include a newly designed grille on all Base, SR5, TRD Off-Road, TRD Sport and X-Runner models as well as air conditioning as standard equipment and -inch styled steel wheels will be standard on 4x2 Regular Cab models.

The models fitted with six-disc CD changer will now come with integrated satellite radio (subscription required). The 2011 Tacoma lineup will offer two engines: a 2.7-liter DOHC four-cylinder capable to deliver horsepower with 180 lb-ft. of torque and a more powerful .0-liter DOHC V6 that produces 236 horsepower and 266 lb-ft. of torque.

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