Toyota Shows New 2012 Tacoma TRD T|X Baja Series Limited Edition at Texas State Fair

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A new special edition version of Toyota's facelifted 2012 Tacoma pickup truck series was revealed in pre-production form at the State Fair of Texas today. Said to be inspired by the Japanese firm's Baja racing heritage, the Tacoma TRD T|X Baja edition will be available to the public starting from late spring 2012.

The special edition is equipped with the standard 4.0-liter V6 engine matched to either a six-speed manual gearbox or a five-speed automatic transmission.

Aimed at truck owners who spend a lot of time off-road, the T|X Baja Series brings changes to the suspension.

More specifically, the front suspension has been lifted 1.5-inches, allowing an additional one inch of wheel travel provided by TRD coil springs and 60-millimeter Bilstein race shocks, while at the rear, the limit edition gains 50-millimeter Bilstein race shocks with a remote reservoir and 1.5-inch increase in wheel travel.

The pickup truck rides on new bead-lock style TRD wheels in an exclusive gun-metal finish shod in BF Goodrich T/A KO tires (LT265/70R16).

Other upgrades include the TRD Cat-back Exhaust system, unique Baja Series graphics and mud flaps for all four wheels.

Toyota says the T|X Baja Series is currently undergoing final testing for application on both the Tacoma Access and Double Cab 4x4 models equipped with the TRD Off-Road Package.

More details are to be released closer to the launch date.