The Toyota Tacoma—already the best-selling compact pickup in America—is going to be even better for the 2011 model year, thanks to two new accessories packages based on the popular Tacoma T|X show truck that debuted at last year’s Specialty Equipment Marketing Association (SEMA) show. Developed by Toyota Racing Development (TRD), the automaker’s in-house performance division, the packages are available on both Access and Double Cab versions of the V6-powered Tacoma in either its PreRunner or 4X4 configuration.
Available for ordering in September, the T|X package gives the Tacoma a surprisingly menacing look with 16-inch black-alloy wheels from TRD, wrapped in BF Goodrich Rugged Trail rubber, and adds matching black-tube side steps, a stainless steel exhaust tip and special T|X graphics. It’s a custom appearance without the custom cost, as the package provides $2,453 worth of aggressive accessories for just $1,699—a discount of more than $750 at dealers like Used Toyota Tacoma Albuquerque.
The T|X Pro package, which is available now, boasts a TRD cat-back performance exhaust for a little more power and a lot more throaty engine sounds, along with the same wheel/tire combo found in the T|X setup, and unique T|X Pro graphics. And the bottom line Toyota Price? Cambridge Toyota says the bottom line is a package MSRP of $1,699, a discount of $720 as compared with buying the accessories separately.
And because the T|X upgrades also require the TRD Off-Road package, drivers end up with a truck that’s as capable as it is eye-catching. An electronic locking rear differential, progressive-rate front springs, specially tuned Bilstein shocks and a front stabilizer bar are all in the mix here to improve off-road performance, and fog lights, sport seats and an overhead console add further enhancements.
Toyota Fort Walton Beach said that perhaps the best news is that unlike aftermarket accessories, all the T|X and Off-Road package goodies are covered under Toyota’s comprehensive 3-year/36,000-mile vehicle limited warranty.
In other words, when it comes to finding a compact pickup that delivers big-time style and performance, Toyota’s got you covered.
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