While other automaker have proud of their own products, such as Ford which brought its F-150 SVT Raptor in the past 2008, Chrysler that in 2010 had introduced the Ram Runner Concept and GM also was planning to produce the Sierra All Terrain HD Concept which has been unveiled at the beginning of this year.
Then big news comes from Toyota which is now starting to build a new special edition model of the company’s new face 2012 Tacoma pickup truck series. The Japanese firm’s Baja racing history- inspired has been revealed in the form of pre- production yesterday at the State Fair of Texas. The Tacoma TRD TlX Baja edition will be offered to the public from late spring 2012 completed with a host of features such as an electronically-controlled locking differential, TRD off-road package with Bilstein race shocks and an increased ride height of two inches, BF Goodrich T/A KO tires and bead-lock style wheels.
The Tacoma special edition is empowered by the firm’s standard 4.0 liter V6 engine coupled to either a six- speed manual gearbox or a five- speed automatic transmission.
The TRD T|X Baja Series is intended to those especially truck owners who spend much of their time off- road. The truck also brings some alterations made to the standard Tacoma for 2012, for example the changes to the suspension. The front suspension has been raised by 1.5 inches, paired to an optional 1 inch of wheel travel offered by TRD coil springs along with Bilstein race shocks in 60 millimeter. On the other side, a gaining 50 millimeter Bilstein race shocks at the rear coupled to the 1.5 inch enlarge in wheel travel along with a remote reservoir. Furthermore the Tacoma special edition also features a redesigned front end with a new hood, grille, front bumper and headlights. A new instrument panel, updated gauges, fresh steering wheel and many others can be found inside the truck.
Other updated features are offered such as the TRD Cat-back Exhaust system, exclusive Baja Series graphics and mud flaps for all four wheels. On new bead- lock design TRD wheels coupled finished in a unique gun- metal shod in BF Goodrich T/A KO tires (LT265/70R16) is where the truck stands.
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