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Toyota Tacoma 2012: revamped and improved

Building on 70 years of rich history in the construction of high quality trucks, durable and reliable, Toyota reaffirms its commitment to trucks and needs of its customers in the segment of intermediate trucks making changes and significant improvements Tacoma in 2012 - all at a lower price model year previous.

Designed to deliver power, performance and versatility, the 2012 Tacoma - offers a starting price of just $ 22,100 - has been reworked with fresh styling, standard features and additional options Improved groups. He benefited from a robust design and offers a choice of powertrains and adapted to all needs configurations. Tacoma also offers superior energy efficiency, as evidenced by the Tacoma 4X2 with a four-cylinder engine and five-speed manual gearbox, which wins ecoENERGY 2011 in its category with a rating combined consumption of only 8.9 L/100 km.

"The Tacoma is recognized brand in this segment since 1995, and the series of improvements that we have made will help to strengthen our global reputation in this category, so the Tacoma will be the first name that comes to mind consumers whenever they think has an intermediate truck, and, for many years, "stated Warren Orton, Managing Director at Toyota Canada. "Toyota intends to take advantage of the fact that our competitors are moving away from the pick-up segment of intermediate to discover a growing number of Canadian drivers the benefits of Tacoma. "

Spoilt for choice

The 2012 Toyota Tacoma is available in 4x2 and 4x4 configurations with a choice of engines, gearboxes and cabins.

Offering a choice between a 5-speed manual transmission and automatic transmission 4-speed, the cylinder 2.7-liter engine develops 159 horsepower 4 and 180 lb-ft of torque while maintaining excellent fuel efficiency. Also offering a choice between a 6-speed manual gearbox and an automatic 5-speed box, the 4.0-liter V6 engine develops 236 horsepower and 266 lb-ft of torque. In addition, there is a choice of cabins, a cabin Access has four seats, a cabin Double Cab seats five.

All models offer a towing capacity impressive 1,587 kg (3,500 lb) capacity and a payload of up to 590 kg (1,300 lb). Groups of options can increase the towing capacity models 4X4 V6 2948 kg (6500 lb).

A variety of characteristics more impressive than ever

Drivers enjoy a generous array of new features on all models. On the outside, the grille, headlights, hood and front bumper have been redesigned. At the interior, the steering wheel and gear lever knob have been redesigned and the central instrument cluster is endowed black glossy trim (4x4 only). The vehicle also receives all-season floor mats, two additional lashing hooks, folding head restraints for rear seats and a new interior door trim.

The new equipment series on 4X2 models improves audio system includes an AM / FM radio, CD player has MP3 capability, auxiliary input and buttons has easy handling. 4X4 models offer more Bluetooth ® technology, and integrated XM satellite radio, steering wheel audio control buttons and a simple handling, USB input jack, a sliding rear window intimacy, a cruise control, a antenna roof spoiler and a keyless. 4X4 Access Cab V6 is also equipped with a series of exterior mirror adjustment assists.

The safety, number one priority

All models are equipped Tacoma 2012 series of the Star Safety System Toyota, a set of six technologies: control system of the stability of the vehicle, cruise traction system antilock brakes, electronic brakeforce distribution brake assistance braking technology and intelligent judgment. There are also active head restraints in the front with protection against whiplash and seat lap and shoulder has 3 points in all places.

A for each Tacoma

In all, eight models offer Toyota Tacoma 2012, which provides Canadian motorists to choose the compact pickup that suits exactly their needs and their lifestyle:

The 4x2 Access Cab with 4-cylinder 2.7 L offers a choice of manual transmission and automatic transmission, and starts $ 22,100. New for 2012, the Convenience Package includes a rear sliding window intimacy, a cruise control, a keyless entry, Bluetooth connectivity to, the mirror has a sheath assists and adjustable steering wheel. A group SR5 Power is also optional.

4X4 Access Cab with four-cylinder engine starts $ 26,450 (MSRP), with choice of gearboxes and new audio system comprising: a display improves, a CD player has MP3 capability with USB and auxiliary input sockets, Integrated XM satellite radio, Bluetooth ® connectivity, steering wheel audio controls and more.

4X4 Access Cab V6 4.0-liter starts $ 26,900 (MSRP) for the manual transmission equipped versions. The popular version equipped with the automatic transmission starts $ 27,900 (MSRP) is $ 2,745 less than the 2011 model, while benefiting from additional worth $ 1,425 including characteristics: the same new audio system 4x4 Access 4 cylinder, a rear sliding window intimacy, the cruise control, the keyless entry and power adjustable mirrors. The SR5 Power Group now includes an engine oil cooler, alternator improves, a bundle of tow 7 pin a towing load repartiteur Class IV mirror and an interior rear view mirror with integrated reverse camera and compass. Also for 2012, the TRD Offroad includes a front skid plate, waterproof fabric seat and a garage door opener integrated.

Tacoma 4X4 Double Cab V6 starts $ 28,500 (MSRP) for the manual transmission equipped versions. The very popular version of the automatic transmission equipped starts $ 29,900 (MSRP) is $ 3,340 less than the 2011 model. The Double Cab also adds the same new features and options IMPROVED same as 4x4 Access Cab V6 more group SR5 Power and TRD Sport Package, which now includes a garage door opener integrated, the integrated exterior mirrors with turn signals and seat fabric water repellent. + TRD Sport Package adds leather seats with heated leather center console controls.

Two new colors, Spruce Mica and Nautical Blue Metallic, have been added to all models.

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