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LORD OF THE RIGS

| 13/01/2015 | 0 Comments

With a legacy of off-road victories and over seven million units sold since 1964, Toyota revitalizes the midsize truck segment with the introduction of the all-new 2016 Tacoma. Rebuilt inside and out with an all-new powertrain and enhanced suspension tuning, America’s best-selling mid-size pickup for ten years running is Lord of the Rigs for dirt stomping adventurers.

Toyota_Tacoma_1“For the past 50 years adventure-seeking Americans have relied on Toyota trucks to take them places, on and off-road,” said Bill Fay, group vice president & general manager, Toyota Division. “The all-new homegrown Tacoma is a tough truck designed, developed and built for lifestyles of the young and young-at-heart.”

Starting with the frame, Toyota engineering team added high strength steel to enhance rigidity and overall strength, to create a truck to meet the needs of active drivers on a variety of tamed and untamed surfaces and the suspension was fine-tuned to help deliver a smoother on-road ride, while making it even more capable off-road.

Toyota_Tacoma_4The front end portrays an aggressive attitude with its bold upper grille and a taller, more muscular hood. Mounted high above the clamp-shaped bumper sits slim, high technology headlights that feature projection beam lamps with available LED Daytime Running Lights.

Toyota_Tacoma_7Behind, the tailgate features an integrated spoiler for improved aerodynamics and a stamped Tacoma logo. The tailgate also adds an easy lowering feature, which allows it to slowly retract, preventing it from slamming down. For the first time ever, Tacoma is available with a tri-fold hard tonneau cover for securing gear when you’re away from the truck.

Toyota_Tacoma_3Tacoma’s tough exterior is complemented by an interior that conveys a sport truck image. Soft-wrapped trim and metallic accents set the stage for a high-quality look and feel that is a starting point for an array of available premium features, including Qi wireless charging, smart key with push-button start, leather-trimmed seats, power moonroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, enhanced touchscreen audio, blind-spot monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert.

Toyota_Tacoma_5The new Tacoma will be powered by a 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine and an all-new, segment-first 3.5-liter Atkinson cycle V6 equipped with Toyota’s D-4S technology, featuring both direct and port fuel injection. Both engines will be paired to a new six-speed automatic transmission with electronic shift delivering quick and easy shifting. The V6 can also be mated to a new six-speed manual transmission.

Toyota_Tacoma_2The new Tacoma will be available in five grades in both 4×2 and 4×4 configurations. Each grade will have its own personality and unique look. Tacoma grades include work-ready SR, iconic SR5, athletic TRD Sport, tough-as-nails TRD Off-Road and top of the line the Limited.

Toyota_Tacoma_6Off-roading adventures will reach new levels of fun in the TRD Off-Road grade thanks to the addition of incredible technology. A Multi-Terrain Select system allows the driver to choose between different types of terrain such as loose rock, or mud and sand. Each input regulates wheel spin by adjusting throttle and brake pressure to provide maximum traction on almost any terrain. Additional off-road technology includes Automatic Limited Slip and Locking Rear Differential, Hill Start Assist Control (HAC), Clutch Start Cancel (manual transmission only), Active Traction Control, and Crawl Control, which allows the driver to select a speed of 1-5 mph. The Crawl Control system takes over the acceleration and braking, allowing the driver to focus solely on steering.

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