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Toyota kills-off the Tacoma

America consumes more trucks per year than any on earth. We’re a land of and we like vehicles that can us get the job done. The big, brawny F-150 has been America’s vehicle for decades, but there are people that don’t quite as much ‘truck’ to get the job For them, Toyota created the Tacoma, and it’s been the midsize pickup category for some time. From fleet trucks to luxuriously off-roaders, buyers can choose many versions of Toyota’s truck. Unfortunately though, has just announced that one of its flavors won’t be returning for So we must bid farewell to the Toyota X-Runner- the hot little sport that you’ve probably heard of.

Named for a special x-shaped brace, the Tacoma X-Runner a lot more to the table than a body kit and big wheels. To help make the most of its standard 4.0L V6, Toyota increased the torsional rigidity by reinforcing the with that X brace. they added shorter, springs, a big sway bar on the back and specifically-tuned Bilstein gas-pressure are installed behind the X-Runner’s 18-inch wheels. All of this up to a sport truck that can to directional changes like a car.

But the improvements don’t stop Available only as a 4-seat Cab, the 2013 Toyota X-Runner comes with a 6-speed manual, sport seats, a leather-wrapped steering / shift knob, and a loud On the outside, there’s a full kit with integrated fog lights, colored mirrors and door a hood scoop, and 18-inch wrapped in sticky Bridgestone rubber. And that gutsy V6 can even be upped from / 266 lb-ft to 300-hp using a installed TRD supercharger.

As a crossbreed between a sports car and a the 2013 Toyota Tacoma is something of an anomaly in the truck Even though it’s way practical than say, a Genesis Coupe, buyers embrace Toyota’s little truck. So they’re dropping it the Tacoma lineup after 8 on the market. Buyers are however, up more rugged special like the Tacoma TRD Baja which allow drivers to a gutsy Baja experience, for

the price of a Ford Raptor.

The Toyota Tacoma continues to be best-selling small truck, its nearest competitor (the Frontier) almost 3-to-1 in It also outsells its own big brother the and Tacoma sales have jumped over 20% for the year. But the factory sport truck is dead. There will be a new SR for the Tacoma in 2014, but that will be just an appearance

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