Toyota Tacoma gets powerful off-road version for SEMA tuning showNovember 2, 2020
For the SEMA tuning show, which will be sold online this year, the Japanese automaker has unveiled a more off-road version of the Toyota Tacoma pickup. The car, dubbed the Overland-Ready Tacoma, boasts increased power as well as more off-road capabilities.
The Toyota Tacoma is a real workhorse, especially in the off-road version of the TRD Pro. But for this year’s SEMA360 tuning show – a virtual version of the show – Toyota teamed up with 4WD Toyota Owner Magazine to create an even more functional version of the beloved pickup truck.
Dubbed the Overland-Ready Tacoma, the car boasts a host of new off-road improvements that you won’t find on the regular version.
The truck gets new coilovers, new shock absorbers, a differential lock, front and rear aluminum and steel skid plates, BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain tires (255 / 85R16) and, yes, more power. The addition of a Magnuson supercharger to the stock 3.5-liter V6 Tacoma TRD Pro engine boosts the latter from 278 hp. (359 Nm) to 370 hp (447 Nm).
In addition, the car received a PowerTank PT10 air compressor, an 18.18 liter fuel storage container, a 9.09 liter water storage container, a Hi-Lift jack and a Yakima SkyRise cargo platform awning.
“Overlanding may be a new word for some, but this year it is becoming more popular as more and more people are exploring the wilderness with friends and family,” said Ed Laux, vice president of Group Marketing at Toyota. “We were thrilled when the editors of 4WD Toyota Owner Magazine shared their idea for this project, and we naturally thought it would be cool to include the build in our SEMA360 presentation.”
Not so long ago, our publication wrote that Toyota presented an updated Crown sedan. Toyota Corp. on Monday, November 2, showed in Japan an updated version of the Crown sedan.
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