Toyota’s long and storied history in Baja Racing will be honored at the 2011 SEMA Auto Show with a special edition Tacoma called the TD T/X Baja Series Limited Edition. Packed with comprehensive aesthetic and performance modifications, the special edition truck is sure to elevate the capability of Tacoma’s TRD Off-Road pickup to a new level of fun and function.
The restyled looks of the 2012 Tacoma will come with plenty of updates, including a restyled front end with a redesigned hood, grille, headlamps, and front bumper. The truck was also given unique Baja Series graphics, as well as a new set of bead-lock style Gun-Metal Gray-finished off-road wheels wrapped in BF Goodrich T/A KO tires. The suspension of the TRD T/X was also given its own unique improvements with the front suspension receiving 60mm piston Bilstein race shocks with TRD coil springs whereas the back comes with 50mm piston Bilstein race shocks that also includes a zinc-plated body and a 1.5-inch increase in wheel travel.
As far as the interior goes, the Tacoma has been dressed with a new center-instrument panel design that comes with a revised gauge cluster. There’s also a new fabric design, a new black high-contrast center console, a new steering wheel, a redesigned center stack, switch plate covers, dash and upper door trim, and water-resistant fabric protection seat for the TRD Sport and Off-Road packages of the truck.
Under its hood, the T/X Baja Series is powered by a 4.0-liter V6 engine that delivers 236 horsepower and 266 lb/ft of torque mated to either a six-speed manual or a five-speed automatic transmission. Other performance features included in the TRD T/X include electronically-controlled locking rear differential, Active Traction Control (A-TRAC), Hill-Start Assist Control (HAC) and Downhill Assist Control (DAC) currently equipped on the TRD Off-Road package.