2012 Toyota Tacoma makes first web appearance [UPDATE]

September 3, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Truck , Toyota Turns out those images we ran of what appeared to be a 2012 Toyota Tacoma were indeed what they seemed. Thanks to the boys from Motor Trend , we now have a full spate of images along with some information on what makes the 2012 Tacoma different from its predecessor. The major updates center around a new front fascia that gives the Tacoma a more sturdy, angular look. There’s a new pronounced upside-down triangle look (it’s a Cylon!) to the grille that’s echoed in the lower bumper and punctuated by new bulging headlamps. There are also newly standard tow hooks on all models. Buyers opting for the TRD Sport Package will be rewarded with turn signals integrated into the side mirrors along with chrome five-spoke wheels measuring 18 inches in diameter. Inside, the 2012 Tacoma gets a revised gauge cluster, center stack and HVAC controls to go along with optional waterproof fabric and all-weather flooring. Toyota’s latest Entune infotainment and navigation system are also optional on high-end models. So far, mum’s the word on price, and Motor Trend seems to think that some powertrain updates may be due in short order. We’ll keep you abreast of any details as soon as they are available.

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2012 Toyota Tacoma

Turns out those images we ran of what appeared to be a 2012 Toyota Tacoma were indeed what they seemed. Thanks to the boys from Motor Trend, we now have a full spate of images along with some information on what makes the 2012 Tacoma different from its predecessor.

The major updates center around a new front fascia that gives the Tacoma a more sturdy, angular look. There’s a new pronounced upside-down triangle look (it’s a Cylon!) to the grille that’s echoed in the lower bumper and punctuated by new bulging headlamps. There are also newly standard tow hooks on all models.

Buyers opting for the TRD Sport Package will be rewarded with turn signals integrated into the side mirrors along with chrome five-spoke wheels measuring 18 inches in diameter. Inside, the 2012 Tacoma gets a revised gauge cluster, center stack and HVAC controls to go along with optional waterproof fabric and all-weather flooring. Toyota’s latest Entune infotainment and navigation system are also optional on high-end models.

So far, mum’s the word on price, and Motor Trend seems to think that some powertrain updates may be due in short order. We’ll keep you abreast of any details as soon as they are available. In the meantime, check out the high-res image gallery and soak it all in.

*UPDATE: Ask and ye shall receive. Toyota has released the full bounty of press materials on the 2012 Tacoma. We’ve pasted the complete press release after the break. Some highlights: the 2.7-liter four-cylinder and 4.0-liter V6 engines carry over, as does the TRD supercharger kit that boosts horsepower from 236 to 304 and torque from 266 to 334 from the V6.

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