The Toyota Tacoma is a pickup truck manufactured in the US by the Japanese manufacturer Toyota vehicles since 1995. The first generation of Tacoma, 1995½ model years through 2004, Toyota Tacoma was classified as a compact pickup. The Toyota Tacoma second generation was called a mid-size. The Toyota Tacoma Truck Motor Trend Magazine of the Year 2005. As of 2015, the Toyota Tacoma Tacoma sold in the US, Canada, Mexico, Panama, Bolivia, Chile, and French territory of New Caledonia.
Toyota Tacoma First Generation (1995-2004)
The Toyota Tacoma was introduced in the US in February 1995 the Hilux, which is marketed in the US under the name Toyota Pickup. Compared to the Hilux, Tacoma is engineered with a great first ride quality, handling, comfort, and safety over the ruggedness and payload capacity. The Toyota Tacoma design is intended to better suit the needs of US and Canadian pickup truck market, where pickup trucks, especially for compact models and mid-sized, often used for personal vehicles, and only a little commercial, agricultural, and off road use. The name was derived from the Coast Elish ‘for Mt Rainier in Washington state.
Development began in 1989, following the introduction of the fifth generation of the Toyota Pickup in late 1988 and concluded in 1994. Design was held at Calty Design Research in California since 1990 to 1992, when the external design proposal Kevin Hunter’s elected in the fall of 1991 and in final form, frozen production for 1992 Patents for the production design was in Japan in April 1993 and October 28, 1993 in United States.
In October 2000, and the Toyota Tacoma front facelift, Toyota is also introducing an S-Runner trim package that includes 3.4 liter V6 engine. It came with 16-inch alloy wheels, and a 5-speed manual transmission with Tokico gas shocks. There were 200 produced each month from September 2000 to August 2004. In 2003 the Tacoma’s had 16.5 percent of sales from its previous years. The popular Tacoma only to increase in the next few years. By 2004 it was before the Nissan Frontier and Dodge Dakota, but still 2.2 percent behind sales of the Ford Ranger.
In 2008, Toyota announced positive 15 year, unlimited mileage corrosion warranty for model years 1995-2000 because of inadequate rustproofing and frame rust issues Tacomas than 800,000. Toyota will either repair or buyback truck frame for 1.5 times its KBB retail value. This was later extended to include model years 2001-2004, but those situations where it was found that rusty frame to the point of perforation, the frame including a new place to buy back. On November 21, 2012, Toyota recalled about 150,000 Tacoma mid-size pickup from model years 2001 to 2004 that were sold primarily in 20 cold-weather US states. The recall involves the spare wheel and fall off.
Toyota Tacoma Second Generation (2004-2015)
In 2000, Toyota began the development of the Toyota Tacoma second generation under chief engineer Chikuo Bota. Most of the development work was handled by Hino in Japan. Designers Hideo Karikomi and Shigeya Hattori of Hino, won internal design competition in 2001 Final designs were frozen for 2002 production, test and test mules since early 2003. Prototypes were built later in 2003, and the development ending in the fourth and second in 2004.
On February 4, 2004 at the Chicago Auto Show, Toyota presented a Toyota Tacoma is bigger and more powerful. Toyota Tacoma was available in eight different configurations, including three configurations, the spirits of the four, two engines, and the length of the two in bed. The three configurations consist of, access to, and double cab. The spirit to enter the 4-speed automatic, 5 speed automatic, manual 5-speed, manual and 6-speed. Beds: 6 ft (1.8 m) long bed, and 5 ft (1.5 m) bed. The Toyota Tacoma’s 4.0-liter 1GR-FE V6 took the place of the original 3.4-liter 5VZ-FE V6. The new V6 many enhancements, such as tow rating of 6,500 lb (2,948 kg), and payload capacity of 1.650 lb (748 kg). It produces 236 horsepower (176 kW) and 266 lb·ft (361 N·m) of torque. The small, but all-new 2.7 liter 2TR-FE 4-cylinder one of the less expensive models is rated at 159 hp (119 kW) and 180 lb·ft (244 N·m). torque.
Toyota and introduced an X-Runner trim, which replaces the sale of the slow S-Runner trim from the previous generation. The X-Runner features 1GR-FE paired to a six-speed transmission with manual, 18 (457 mm) alloy wheels, lowered two inches from the factory and included an X-Brace suspension package. Toyota included Down-Hill Assist Control (DAC) and Hill Start Assist Control (HAC), a practice 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 difference, or limited-slip difference in them and some of the optional features. Tacoma was manufactured with composite inner bed includes balcony rail system with four tie down cleats, hook-pins, storage boxes. Toyota Tacoma TRD package equipped include an in-bed 115V / 400W AC power outlet. The tie down cleats are rated to hold up to 220 lb (100 kg).
The 2006 Toyota Tacoma model was a bit different model 2005. The model 2006 made some of the standard options. Toyota also added 2 colors for interior model year 2007. 2008 model die-on since 2007. For 2009 security features were added and Tacoma no longer provides a mechanical limited slip difference than the difference in the open by means of individual wheel braking to a mechanical LSD or “Auto-LSD”. TRD off-road model proceeding is equipped with a rear locking difference. The second generation Toyota Tacoma gathered in Tijuana, Mexico and Fremont, California and / plastic composite beds were all built in Mexico. However, in August 2009 Toyota announced that it would move to Tacoma production from Fremont to San Antonio, Texas.
A minor facelift came in 2009, including a slightly revised grille in other models, Toyota Tacoma LED taillamps, and on the X-Runner, TRD Offroad and TRD Sport models includes smoked headlamp trim. Auxiliary audio input now comes standard. Trucks Access / Double Cab have a new roof and two speakers mounted and available backup monitor. Four new colors are also added to Toyota Tacoma.
After you think of GM, GM ended its venture in conjunction with Toyota. Toyota, in need of additional production capacity at Texas and its Mississippi plants, ended Corolla and Tacoma production at the plant in Fremont. In 2010 the product Toyota Tacoma moved to Texas plant in San Antonio. The Tacoma will be built next to the Tundra. This brought a total of nearly 1,000 new jobs to San Antonio.
The 2012 Toyota Tacoma model year refresh featured a front bumper restyled, lights, grille, hood, inside of the new shark fin antenna for the satellite radio SiriusXM. The model year 2013 comes with a touch screen audio system and remove shark fin antenna and SiriusXM radio without optional Antun package installed. 2014 model came with a new color SR and 2015 shows the regular cab model was discontinued.
Toyota Tacoma Third Generation (2015-Present)
The next model generation 2016 Toyota Tacoma was announced in December 2014. With a test mule spied a few months earlier announcement confirmed to think about a new truck. Toyota and released a series of teaser images online. The new truck was unveiled officially at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show on January 12, 2015 Toyota promised that the truck will once again set the benchmark for midsize pickup to work “.
On January 7, 2015, a few days before the official debut truck, Toyota launched a new pickup select group of editors and reporters and allowed to release photos of a new truck. Toyota released official photos truck the next day and video unveiling of the exterior design feature of the pickup. The truck has a completely new profile without taking styling cues from the 2014 model year Toyota 4Runner SUV and 2014 model year Toyota Tundra pickup features a look even more aggressive and macho, with a larger grill and new projector beam headlamps. The tailgate bed were recognized and included Tacoma logo debossed and spoiler infused. New character lines marked on the truck and air dam in front of the car, these new features will likely help the added fuel economy.
On January 12, 2015 Toyota officially unveiled the all-new 2016 Tacoma. New pickup featured many new features and tech. Under the hood Toyota will offer I4 2.7 Liter paired with 6 speed automatic transmission or manual existing 5-speed and all new aluminum 3.5 Liter V6 which is on D-4G Toyota condom switch port injection directly based on driving conditions, this engine will be offered in both 6 speed automatic transmissions and manual. In addition to the new Toyota truck’s frame by adding more strength steel in order to increase the rigidness truck and drop the weight. Body and built using the power of ultra-high steel that will be integrated using a new hot stamping process reduces weight. Toyota and updated suspension, rear differentials and axle set up to improve practices on the truck when you still it off-road capable.
The truck will be available in 5 distinct trims. These trims are SR5 base SR, mid-level, TRD Off Road, TRD Sport and range topping Limited. The truck will be offered in Access Cab and Double Cab configurations, the Cab model was extended for the new generation pickup. The interior of the pickup for the complete renovation of the well, a subject of the handle-bar Toyota made the interior of the Tacoma new more luxurious and added a bigger display screen and all new instrument panel. Soft-touch materials and replaced the previous generations, hard plastics. Toyota and has used acoustic spirit and better insulated doors reduce noise and make a real Tacoma and for the first time on any Tacoma, Toyota will offer dual climate control.
Toyota Tacoma Safety
The Toyota Tacoma comes with anti-lock brakes, brake assist, and EBA electricity. To 2008, a rollover sensor was added to the deploy the side curtain airbags, rollover in Tacomas equipped with the optional side airbags. From model year 2009, all Tacomas showing the Toyota Star Safety System Vehicle Stability Control and control fire. Front row side chest airbag and side curtain airbags for both rows and have a standard and active head restraints.
Because of the small size category Tacoma pickup’s, crash test these trucks and the lags with how well the trucks full. However, in an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IHS) test of the Toyota Tacoma and other small trucks, Toyota Tacoma side airbag equipped received the highest rating overall “Good” in the side impact test. The Tacoma and is rated “Good” in the frontal offset crash test. In 2009 the Toyota Tacoma, active head restraints the Tacoma given the Top Safety Pick award IHS’s.