Toyota is planning to indulge drivers in a lot of newness this year. Among the many original and redesigned products Toyota has in its wings is a refreshed Tacoma. Slated to arrive at dealerships, including Tansky Toyota, serving the greater Dublin, OH area, starting this November, the nipped-and-tucked Toyota will offer a fresh interior, redesigned exterior and enhanced entertainment system.
Largely superficial, Toyota's changes will not affect the Tacoma's powertrain. Rather, the engine and chassis will remain unchanged. And, why would/should they change everything? The Tacoma is the best-selling compact pickup in America.
2011 Toyota Tacoma At a Glance- Body Types: Regular Cab, Access Cab, Double Cab, and X-Runner
- Star Safety System
- Six standard airbags
- Available backup camera
- Available electronically-controlled, locking rear differential
- Fuel Economy: Up to 21 mpg city/25 mpg highway
- Starting MSRP: $16,365
Speaking on the Tacoma's importance in Toyota's overall vehicle lineup, Bob Carter, Group VP and Brand Manager, Toyota says, "It's an important segment for us because it provides us with young customers."1 While two American competitors have stopped investing in the compact pickup segment, Carter contends it may experience a strong comeback if oil and gas prices continue to climb. In fact, the Japanese automaker reports that from January-June 2011, they sold more Tacoma pickups than they did larger, full-sized Tundra pickups.