Tacoma MILITARY EDITION
STORM TROOPER MT-01
Expressing a novel "wintertime" military style in a pickup truck, the Tacoma STORM TROOPER MT-01 combines a intense white body with a 3-inch lift combined with matte black parts, looking like the latest military trends. The rear right-exit dual stainless muffler, chrome-riveted fender flares and oval side tube steps, and its chrome / matte black aluminum wheels combine for a casual, matted near-futuristic design image.
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The Toyota Tacoma is a pickup truck manufactured in the U.S. by the Japanese automobile manufacturer Toyota since 1995. The first generation Tacoma, model years 1995½ through 2004, was classified as a compact pickup. The second generation was classified as mid-size. The Tacoma was Motor Trend Magazine's Truck of the Year for 2005.
As of 2015, the Toyota Tacoma is sold in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Panama, Bolivia, Chile, and the French territory of New Caledonia.
Second generation (2004–2015)
|Production||September 14, 2004–present|
|Designer||Shigeya Hattori, Hideo Karikomi (2002)Akira Yamaguchi, Jinichi Sato (facelift: 2010)|
|Body and chassis|
|Layout||Front engine, rear-wheel drive/four-wheel drive|
|Related||Toyota HiluxToyota 4Runner/Hilux SurfToyota Land Cruiser PradoToyota FJ CruiserToyota Tundra|
|Engine||2.7 L 2TR-FE I4 (159 hp)4.0 L 1GR-FE V6 (236 hp)|
|Transmission||4-speed automatic5-speed automatic5-speed manual6-speed manual|
|Wheelbase||Regular Cab 2WD: 109.4 in (2,779 mm)Regular Cab 4WD & PreRunner: 110.0 in (2,794 mm)Access Cab: 127.8 in (3,246 mm)/127.2 in (3,231 mm)Double Cab Long Bed: 140.9 in (3,579 mm)|
|Length||Regular Cab: 190.4 in (4,836 mm)Access Cab: 208.1 in (5,286 mm)Double Cab Short Bed: 208.1 in (5,286 mm)Double Cab Long Bed: 221.3 in (5,621 mm)|
|Width||2WD Extended: 74.6 in (1,895 mm)2WD Regular: 72.2 in (1,834 mm)4WD: 74.7 in (1,897 mm)X-Runner: 74.0 in (1,880 mm)|
|Height||Extended Cab & 4WD Regular: 69.9 in (1,775 mm)Double Cab: 70.1 in (1,781 mm)Regular Cab 2WD: 65.7 in (1,669 mm)2005-06 X-Runner: 65.2 in (1,656 mm)2007-Present X-Runner: 72.2 in (1,834 mm)|
|Curb weight||3,550–3,950 lb (1,610–1,792 kg)|
In 2000, Toyota began development of the second generation Tacoma under chief engineer Chikuo Kubota. Majority of development work was handled by Hino in Japan. Designers Shigeya Hattori and Hideo Karikomi of Hino, won the internal design competition in 2001. Final designs were frozen for production in 2002, with test mules being tested from early 2003. Prototypes were built later in 2003, with development ending in the second quarter of 2004.
On February 4, 2004 at the Chicago Auto Show, Toyota unveiled a bigger and more powerful Tacoma. This new Tacoma was available in eighteen different configurations, that included three cab configurations, four transmissions, two engines, and two bed lengths. The three cab configurations consist of regular cab, access cab, and double cab. The transmissions come in 4-speed automatic, 5-speed automatic, 5-speed manual, and 6-speed manual. Beds are: 6 ft (1.8 m) long bed, and 5 ft (1.5 m) short bed. The Tacoma's 4.0-liter 1GR-FE V6 took the place of the original 3.4-liter 5VZ-FE V6. The new V6 had many enhancements, such as a tow rating of 6,500 lb (2,948 kg), and a payload capacity of 1,650 lb (748 kg). It produces 236 horsepower (176 kW) and 266 lb•ft (361 N•m) of torque. The smaller, but all-new 2.7-liter 2TR-FE 4-cylinder alternative in less expensive models is rated at 159 hp (119 kW) and 180 lb•ft (244 N•m). of torque.
Toyota also introduced an X-Runner trim, which replaces the slow selling S-Runner trim from the previous generation. The X-Runner features the 1GR-FE paired to a six-speed manual transmission, 18 in (457 mm) alloy wheels, lowered two inches from the factory and included an X-Brace suspension package. Toyota also included a Down-Hill Assist Control (DAC) and Hill-Start Assist Control (HAC), with models that were equipped with the optional Toyota Racing Development (TRD) Off-Road package. DAC automatically applies braking during downhill descents while HAC prevents the vehicle from rolling backwards on hills. A rear locking differential, or limited-slip differential were also some optional features. Every Tacoma was manufactured with a composite inner bed that includes a deck rail system with four tie down cleats, hook-pins, storage boxes. TRD package equipped Tacomas also feature an in-bed 115V/400W AC power outlet. The tie down cleats are rated to hold up to 220 lb (100 kg).
The 2006 model Tacoma was a bit different from the 2005 model. The 2006 model made some options standard. Toyota also added 2 new interior colors for the 2007 model year. 2008 models are carry-ons from 2007. For 2009 safety features were added and the Tacoma no longer offers a mechanical limited slip differential rather an open differential which uses individual wheel braking to simulate a mechanical LSD or "Auto-LSD". TRD off-road models continue to come equipped with a locking rear differential. The second generation Tacomas were assembled in Tijuana, Mexico and Fremont, California while the plastic/composite beds were all built in Mexico. However, in August 2009 Toyota announced that it would relocate Tacoma production from Fremont to San Antonio, Texas.
A minor facelift came for 2009, including a slightly revised grille on some models, new LED taillamps, and on the X-Runner, TRD Offroad and TRD Sport models includes smoked headlamp trim. Auxiliary audio input now comes standard. The Access/Double Cab trucks have two new ceiling mounted speakers and available backup monitor. Four new exterior colors are also added to the Tacoma.
After the bankruptcy of GM, GM ended its joint venture with Toyota. Toyota, needing additional production volume at its Texas and Mississippi plants, ended Corolla and Tacoma production at the Fremont plant. In 2010 all Tacoma production was moved to Toyota's Texas plant in San Antonio. The Tacoma will be built alongside the Tundra. This brought a total of approximately 1,000 new jobs to San Antonio
The 2012 model year refresh featured a restyled front bumper, headlights, grille, hood, new interior and a shark fin antenna for the SiriusXM satellite radio. The 2013 model year comes with touch screen audio system and removes the shark fin antenna and SiriusXM radio capability unless the optional Entune package is installed. 2014 models came with a new SR trim and for 2015 models the regular cab model was discontinued.
SG Automotive manufactures a truck with a similar grille and headlights called the Huanghai Major in China.