Toyota Tacoma TRD T|X Baja Series Limited Edition unveiled in Texas

Toyota has just unveiled its answer to the rugged and nearly unstoppable Ford F150 SVT Raptor. Based off of the Tacoma, Toyota brings you the Tacoma TRD T|X Baja Series Limited Edition. And yes, that’s quite a mouthful.

“The Tacoma has long been the sales leader by a wide margin in the compact pickup segment thanks to its well-earned reputation for stellar quality, durability, reliability and off-road capability,” said Bob Carter, group vice president and general manager, Toyota Division. “The limited edition TRD T|X Baja Series adds another chapter to Toyota’s truck legacy by offering a new level of capability for off-road enthusiasts.”

Inspired by Toyota’s history with the world-renown Baja rally race, this special edition Tacoma features a lot of heavy-duty kit. The Tacoma TRD T|X takes a Tacoma Access or a Double Cab 4×4 with the TRD Off-Road Package, gives it a collection of off-road electronic assists, heavy duty BF Goodrich T/A KO tires, bead-lock style off-road wheels, and a TRD cat-back exhaust. Thanks to special heavy duty Bilstein race shocks with TRD coil springs, the Tacoma gets an increased ride height of two inches. Also added is an electronically-controlled locking rear differential.

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Power comes from the company’s 4.0 liter V6 and both a six-speed manual or five-speed automatic transmission are available.

Prices have yet to be announced for these special edition Tacomas. But they are slated for a launch in late spring of 2012 and will be built at Toyota’s Motor Manufacturing plant in San Antonio, Texas.

– By: Chris Chin

Chris Chin

Chris Chin is the Editor-In-Chief of egmCarTech and is a regular contributor to Automobile Magazine.

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