Tacoma is one of the most popular small pickups in the U.S. market, thanks to the high quality and reputation of indestructibility, and for 2012. year Japanese car manufacturer is adding another line model.
Each year, Toyota has modified car at the Salon in Las Vegas, was a series of prototypes, and one of them went into production. This pick-up carrying TX (Toyota Extreme) Baja tag and as its name suggests, is inspired by Toyota’s racing history of the Baja 500 and 1000, some of the most demanding off-road races in the world.
Baja has a familiar 4.0L V6 engine with a choice šestostepenog automatic and manual gearbox and with a choice of two or four doors. Journalists U.S. magazine Motor Trend got the opportunity to test one of the first prototypes and in the version with four doors and an automatic transmission. Baja All models come standard with Toyota’s TRD (Toyota Racing decelopment) off-road equipment package that provides assistance when driving uphill and downhill sections, better stability and a better transmission to the wheels during off-road driving.
Although this package available in the rest of the Tacoma line, Baja is still distinguished by 16-inch wheels with off-road Goodrich tires, a modified suspension system that raised the vehicle height by about two inches, twin tailpipe and special Baja graphics.
Underneath the hood lies the famous 4.0L V6 engine that develops 236KS and 360 Nm of torque while the power is transferred to all four wheels through an automatic gearbox. Thanks to the high weight, which is approximately two tons, Baja is slower than the rest of the asphalt Tacoma line with acceleration to 100 km / h in 7.6 seconds. While driving on asphalt journalists had some criticism of comfort and stability, but the Baja is showing its true power off-road. Although it will not provide an experience as a Ford F-150 SVT Raptor and Ram 1500 Power Wagon, Tacoma Baja perfectly perform all activities and all those who want a small pick-up for the weekly hobby will not be disappointed.