2020 Toyota Tacoma: Refresh, Changes, Release

2020 Toyota Tacoma

The pickup truck market has been the money maker for the brands in the US and while the full-size models are selling in greater quantities the mid-size segment is also showing the signs of recovery. The number of models is also growing and the recent introduction of the new Ford Ranger and Jeep Gladiator infused…

2019 Toyota Tacoma Diesel: Rumors, Design, Price

2019 Toyota Tacoma Diesel

The Toyota Tacoma leads the game in the mid-size segment for more than the decade. The model earns the trust with Toyota’s proved durability and toughness while also provides good resale value. Buyers also love the off-road ready versions and Toyota offers a few levels of the capability on that front.

Actually, Toyota already announced the updated TRD Pro trim for the 2019 model year and it brings the upgraded suspension, new Desert Air Intake, few cosmetic touches and modern tech inside. Toyota wasn’t specific about other upgrades and there shouldn’t be many as this model was heavily updated in 2016.

However, based on the talks in the industry Toyota might have more in a plan for the upcoming version. The speculations are circulating that the firm could offer the 2019 Toyota Tacoma Diesel version. This hasn’t been commented from Toyota but reports suggesting that with the diesel option the Tacoma would give an alternative for the GM’s Duramax diesel-powered twins and with that improve its sales further. With that Toyota would also steal some attention from the returned Ford Ranger which should also introduce the Raptor version.

The diesel engine also appears with the redesigned full-size models while Ford also announced the F-150 hybrid version.

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2019 Toyota Tacoma: Expectations, Specs, Price

2019 Toyota Tacoma

With the rugged outfit, impressive off-pavement capability, handsome and functional cabin, the Toyota Tacoma still manages to be among the most desirable mid-size trucks in the US. Actually, the Tacoma sales better than rivals including GM’s Colorado/Canyon models, SUV-based Honda Ridgeline, and aging Nissan Frontier.  However, Ford will return the Ranger model to compete in…

2018 Toyota Tundra TRD Sport: Design, Specs, Release

2018 Toyota Tundra TRD Sport

Toyota updated the full-size Tundra for the 2018 year model. Tundra benefits from some styling refreshments including an updated mesh grille and new billet grille for the Limited and 1794 Edition trims. All Tundras are also safer thanks to now standard Safety Sense suite of active safety systems. But, Toyota also brought a new and exciting trim to the lineup, the TRD Sport. The 2018 Toyota Tundra TRD Sport boasts unique styling and interior. It also includes some running gear enhancements for better handling. On the other hand, Toyota discontinued the Regular Cab version.

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2018 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro: Specs, Equipment, Price

2018 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro

2018 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro builds on brand’s strong reputation of dependable and durable trucks with an exceptional off-road capability. Toyota returned this hardcore, off-road oriented trim for the 2017 model year while the Tacoma last refresh came for the 2016 model. The 2018 version of this mid-size model won’t change much but like the refreshed Tundra this model will benefit from the standard Toyota’s Safety Sense P-suite of active safety systems. On the other hand, the mechanics and styling of this version won’t also change much.

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Toyota Hilux Tonka concept: Design, Engine, Release

Toyota Hilux Tonka concept

Toyota has already proven that all vehicles coming from its factories deserve both attributes dependable and durable. However, there is only one machine which has also earned the reputation of the “unbreakable” truck and that is, of course, Toyota’s Hilux pickup. However, a few days ago, Toyota released a teaser sketch previewing the new concept model which should be unveiled in next couple months. With the new concept model known as the Toyota Hilux Tonka concept, Toyota is bringing the truck version with the extreme style and capabilities.

This model has been imagined by Toyota Australia’s in-house designers. It will present what you get when build the Hilux truck inspired by the Tonka toy. In that context, Mr. Nicolas Hogios, Toyota’s product design chief in Australia, commented that Hilux and Tonka brands were a natural fit. Thanks to that, this upcoming monster machine will be built to celebrate 80 years of Toyota Motors Corporation and the 70th anniversary of Tonka. And as the result, we will get a big toy for the big boys.

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2017 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro: Review, Specs

2017 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro

The Toyota Tundra is beefy and capable truck that you can rely on but despite we hoped for some improvements in performance, fuel economy, comfort, towing and safety as well for the 2017 model it appears that this model will remain outperformed in all these areas by its rivals from Ford, Ram, and Chevrolet. However, the Tundra can deliver a lot of fun especially if you are ready for desert runs, ride over rugged terrains and dirt roads. For that purposes the 2017 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro will be excellent solution for everyone.

Is there something new for 2017 Tundra?

Unfortunately, the Tundra hasn’t changed much for 2017 model year either. The changes are limited to some equipment regrouping and color mixing. All Tundras now include a tow hitch receiver; power adjustable seats are from now standard on the Limited version. Inferno body paint has been removed from the offer for the TRD Pro and included in SR5 and Limited trims. New colors available on SR5 trim are Black, Super White and Barcelona Red Metallic.

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2018 Toyota Tacoma: Changes, Powertrains, Price

2018 Toyota Tacoma

Just like with every vehicle which comes from Toyota family, the main reputation characteristic of Toyota Tacoma is reliability. However, with the Tacoma at your disposal you can also count on go-anywhere ability, efficient and capable V-6 engine, on variety of configurations to chose from and good resale value. This mid-size truck is highly recommended for people who need strong off-road capability and with available off-road versions it is probably unrivaled in that aspect in this class. The same you could expect from the 2018 Toyota Tacoma but there should also be some other advantages.

What’s new?

With the arrival of 2018 Tacoma, this model enters into the second year after it was fully redesigned for 2016 model year. The comprehensive redesign has introduced new more efficient V-6 engine, beefed frame, reworked interior, more luxury features and upgraded tech features. The 2017 model will expand the offer with off-road TRD Pro version. As for Tacoma’s 2018 version we should expect incremental tech upgrades, some exterior and interior minor changes.

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2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD pro: Features, Powertrain

2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD pro

The 2016 model year has introduced many redesigned and updated pickup models. Some of them have been totally overhauled while some introduced new trim options and have been facelifted. The trend is also turned to off-road oriented packages and many of brands have offered their extreme versions. Toyota follows the same routine.  Toyota has also redesigned its valuable Tacoma pickup truck for 2016 model year. This best-selling model for almost of one decade has introduced the upgrades on all fronts. The model added new 3.6 liter V-6 Atkison cycle engine which offers better fuel economy. It can be paired with six-speed manual and automatic gearbox while four-cylinder engine has returned unchanged and it goes with auto shifter only.

The frame rigidity and strength has also been improved thanks to the higher percentage of the high strength steel.  Restyled interior with upgraded equipment has also improved the value of this vehicle. However,  the TRD pro off-road oriented version was excluded from the lineup of this model for this model year and just when we thought it will be discontinued Toyota presented 2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD pro at the last Chicago Auto Show. As it is expected this model has been focused to offer improved off-road hardware and it will go with V-6 engine only. The model is based on 4WD Double Cab short bed configuration and aside from the mechanical upgrades some unique features will be seen on its exterior and interior as well.

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