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04-30-2010, 10:17 PM

Take a good look at the Tacoma TX show truck: If you like what you see, there窶冱 a good chance you could buy a Tacoma similarly outfitted and dressed in the near future.

窶弋he goal of the TX is to use SEMA as a platform to test an accessory package we窶决e hoping to go to market with,窶 said David Williams, a Toyota marketing planner. 窶弩e窶决e looking for feedback about not just the vehicle itself, but also the graphics we窶况e added.窶

The TX stands for Tacoma Xtreme. Toyota is going with an acronym instead of full lettering to keep the design look and feel simple and uncluttered


The artwork on the TX presents two different personalities. The passenger-side graphics, called TX Pro, were inspired by male Tacoma buyers in the 18-35 age range that like to attend events like rock concerts and off-road races. It features hipsterish/Abercrombie & Fitch graphics with distressed lettering and griffin and star icons.

窶弋he TX Pro is a more youthful, high energy package,窶 Williams said. 窶弋his side is meant to represent what these drivers are into. The 窶榔ro窶 name gives the truck more of an edge.窶

The driver-side graphic, called Tacoma TX2, emphasize the Tacoma窶冱 PreRunner TRD heritage. It窶冱 cleaner and more understated than the art on the other side of the truck.


窶弩e did something that窶冱 more in synch with the TRD brand and its heritage,窶 Williams said. 窶弋he 窶2窶 in TX represents that窶冱 it窶冱 a two-wheel drive PreRunner. If we did a four-wheel driver version, it would be a TX4.窶

The TX started as a Tacoma Double Cab V-6 PreRunner that窶冱 been accessorized with TRD 16 x7.5-inch off road bead lock style wheels (that you can buy today), black tube steps, and a prototype bed extender, that窶冱 designed and built by Amp Research. The trick design feature of the extender is its elongated shape, so you can still fit a dirt bike or two in the back of the Tacoma窶冱 5-foot cargo box with the tailgate down.

Other new hardware includes cadmium plated Bilstein 5100 Series shocks. They窶决e the only suspension tweaks to the truck and represent new dampers that TRD is developing. They raise the front of the Tacoma up a few inches, so it has more of a PreRunner stance and off-road rake.


TRD has also added a TRD cat back exhaust to give the Tacoma TX a tough exhaust note.

窶弩e really want to hear what both SEMA attendees and the media have to say about the Tacoma TX,窶 Williams said.

Toyota used a similar approach to clinic the Toyota Tundra Rock Warrior edition half-ton pickup and that truck has been in production since 2009. Toyota is definitely listening to opinions about this truck.



05-01-2010, 02:07 PM
V8 option?


05-01-2010, 03:42 PM
Sweet looking taco, and a V8 option would be awesome!

05-02-2010, 06:32 AM
the old 4.7 would fit into the taco using all factory parts since the 4 runner and taco used basically the same frame...


05-02-2010, 10:44 AM
V8 option?


No, But this one has the V8!

http://z.about.com/d/trucks/1/7/A/G/1/08SEMA_Tacoma_incross.jpg (http://z.about.com/d/trucks/1/0/A/G/1/08SEMA_Tacoma_incross.jpg)

Tacoma V8 Incross Concept Truck - SEMA Show, 2008

Toyota Tacoma V8 Incross Concept Truck's Equipment:


4.7L, i-Force V8 engine, 271 hp, 313 lb/ft of torque

05-03-2010, 05:42 AM
I would like to see the new 4.6 in a taco