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In the popular North American pickup truck market, 2019's model year has brought a variety of updates to the lighter end of the spectrum while work goes on to update and relaunch heavier-duty trucks in coming years. Both full-sized and midsized pickups have received plenty of improvements, however, with a little bit of everything coming to the table.
The Toyota Tacoma drives into 2019 with the additions of the new blacked-out SX Package and updated TRD Pro, both of which add even more variety to the diverse Tacoma lineup that now includes 32 different configurations. Offering Tacoma lovers a stylish truck that's light on the wallet, the new SX package provides an affordable, blacked-out appearance package that can be a great base for a customized vehicle but can also stand confidently on its own. The host of black accents include 16-inch alloy wheels, mirror caps, handles, grille and more. For those who live life off the pavement, the 2019 Tacoma TRD Pro provides a compelling reason to start planning that next adventure. Highlighted by 2.5-inch Fox Internal Bypass shocks on all four corners, the new Tacoma adds an available TRD Desert Air Intake designed to provide cleaner airflow to the engine even in the dustiest environments. TRD Pro also gets a standard moonroof and JBL Premium Audio (on automatic transmission models only).
Toyota has taken the next great leap towards the future of zero-emission trucking, unveiling the second iteration of its hydrogen fuel cell electric Class 8 truck before a crowd of media and industry leaders during the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) Management Briefing Seminars in Northern Michigan.
The pulse-pounding, heart-racing TRD Pro Series from Toyota returns for its next generation of off-road dominance. For 2019, Tundra, 4Runner and Tacoma will all feature Fox shocks and a host of impressive off-road equipment tuned and designed by the engineers at Toyota Racing Development (TRD).
Just because you drive a truck for work doesn't mean you don't want to drive in comfort, that's the message being sent by truck manufacturers as a big part of their 2018 offerings. From Ford's upscale and powerful Super Duty Limited to the sporty but rugged midsized Honda Ridgeline, there are a wide range of features in this year's pickups to make driving more comfortable. Plus, there are a number of other advancements and upgrades that you may find appealing when it comes to the selection of a new pickup.
It’s dirtier than ever and it’s coming soon! It’s the highly anticipated return of the all-new Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro! Whether tackling treacherous snow-covered terrain, driving off the beaten path, or surviving extreme conditions where roads fear to tread, the adrenaline-pumping Tacoma TRD Pro will be up for any challenge. Based on the ninth-generation Toyota Tacoma pickup that launched last fall, the Tacoma TRD Pro will start getting down and dirty when it reaches dealerships later this month.
The 2017 Tacoma TRD Pro is designed to not only look tough, but to perform in the toughest off-road environment. Based on the Tacoma TRD Off-Road 4x4 Double Cab Short Bed model in either 6-speed manual (with clutch start-cancel switch) or 6-speed automatic transmission, the new Tacoma TRD Pro will be available in three exterior colors: Cement, Barcelona Red Metallic, and Super White.
Toyota has upgraded the Tundra full-size, work-ready pickup truck for the 2010 model year with a new 4.6-litre V8 engine available on 4x2 and 4x4 models. With 310 horsepower, 327 lb-ft. of torque and a combined fuel consumption rating of 12.1 L/100 km, this new engine achieves 12 percent more horsepower and an 11 percent improvement in fuel consumption versus the 4.7-litre engine it replaces, making the 2010 Tundra with 4.6-litre engine the most fuel efficient, conventional, full-size pickup truck. There is a choice of 15 models (five 4x2 Tundra and ten 4x4 Tundra), three cab sizes (three-passenger Regular Cab, five- or six-passenger Double Cab, or five- or six-passenger CrewMax cab), and three bed lengths (5.5 feet, 6.5 feet, or 8.1 feet – big enough to haul full size plywood, drywall or other sheet materials). Safety equipment includes driver knee airbag.
Toyota is adding flex fuel models and new TRD (Toyota Racing Development) option packages. The E85 flex fuel is available on 5.7-litre 4x4 models in select regions. The 2009 Tundra offers a choice of 45 models in total. Standard in Tundra Regular and Double Cab models, a 4.0-litre V6 produces 236 hp. The mid-grade option for these models – and standard for the Crew-Max models – is the 4.7-litre i-Force V8 producing 276 hp.