Toyota is cutting down on its mid-sized pickup offering, the Tacoma, presumably due to dwindling demand or the possibility that a replacement is on the way.
Firstly, Toyota confirmed in a press release that the new 2014 X-Runner variant of the Tacoma—the version that’s more road biased than all-terrain—is dead for the 2014 model year.
But more so, the Tacoma will no longer be offered in the basic regular cab form as “industry sources” have claimed that the Tacoma’s bed and cab combinations are being streamlined for 2015.
Nothing has been set in stone, but the mid-sized pickup market doesn’t seem to be quite as active as the full-size market here in the US. Either way, fans will have to stay tuned to see what’s up.
WHAT’S NEW FOR 2014 TOYOTA
TACOMA – ON SALE DATE: SEPT. 2013
-Two new colors: Silver Sky Metallic 1D6 and Blue Ribbon Metallic 8T5 (replaces Silver 1E7 and Blue 8S6
-Multimedia update: Expanded headunit/Entune availability includes: Entune Audio, Entune Audio Plus, Entune Premium Audio, and Entune Premium JBL Audio
-Backup monitor image moved to headunit (from inner mirror)
-X-Runner Grade discontinued for 2014 MY
-SR Package (available on Pre-Runner and 4×4 Access and Double Cab Base Grades) includes: Color Key Exterior Appearance (including overfenders, door handles, bumpers, grille surround, outside mirrors); smoked headlamps; fog lights (on V6 models); available in Pyrite Mica, Spruce Mica and Nautical Blue Metallic exterior colors only
-In-line 16-inch Alloy Baja Wheel with Black finish (part of ST package)
– By: Chris Chin
Source: Toyota, TruckTrend