1999 toyota Tacoma Prerunner

1999 toyota Tacoma Prerunner: The Toyota Tacoma is a pickup truck made in the United States by the Japanese vehicle supplier Toyota since 1995. The first generation Tacoma, design years 1995 1/2 with 2004, was categorized as a small pick-up. The second generation was identified as mid-size. The Tacoma was Electric motor Trend Magazine's Truck of the Year for 2005.

Since 2015, the Toyota Tacoma is marketed in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Panama, Bolivia, Chile, and the French area of New Caledonia.


1999 toyota Tacoma Prerunner


First generation (January 1995-August 2004)

The Tacoma was presented in the United States in February 1995 (March 1995 market launch) as a substitute for the Hilux, which before this was marketed in the US under the name Toyota Pick-up. Compared to the Hilux, the Tacoma is engineered with a higher top priority on flight quality, managing, comfort, and also safety over ruggedness and also payload ability. The design is planned to much better suit the demands of the United States as well as Canadian pickup truck market, where pickup trucks, especially small and also mid-sized models, are often used as personal lorries, as well as less solely for commercial, farming, and also off roadway usage. The name was derived from the Coast Salish individuals' name for Mt. Rainier in Washington state.

Growth began in 1989, complying with launch of the fifth generation Toyota Pick-up in late 1988 and ended in 1994. Layout work was done at Calty Style Study in The Golden State from 1990 to 1992, when Kevin Hunter's exterior design proposal was selected in the fall of 1991 as well as in last kind, frozen for production in 1992. Patents for the production style were submitted in Japan in April 1993 as well as October 28, 1993 in the USA.

There were a total of three engines available for the Toyota Tacoma:.

-2.4 L four-cylinder ranked at 142 hp (106 kW) and 160 pound · ft (217 N · m) of torque.
-2.7 L four-cylinder rated at 150 hp (112 kW) and 177 lb · ft (240 N · m) of torque.
-3.4 L V6 ranked at 190 hp (142 kW) as well as 220 lb · feet (298 N · m) of torque. The 2.4 L gave 29 miles each US gallon (8.1 L/100 km; 35 mpg-imp) (freeway cycle), the 2.7 L offered 26 miles per United States gallon (9.0 L/100 kilometres; 31 mpg-imp) (highway), as well as the 3.4 L delivered 22 miles per US gallon (11 L/100 km; 26 mpg-imp) (highway ).

Two-wheel drive Tacomas had 5-stud wheel lug patterns. The 2.4 L and also 3.4 L engines were offered in this automobile depending on options. Automatic and manual transmissions were available.

Four-wheel drive Tacomas (additionally 2WD team taxis 2000-present) had six-stud wheel lug patterns, which had actually been utilized on the previous pickups (pre-Tacoma vehicles). The truck's frame is completely boxed up until quickly after the back leaf spring place brace where it transitions right into a c-frame section. The 3.4 V6's manual transmission was an R150F while the transmission was an A340F (Aisin code is 30-40LE). From 95-97 Single taxicab Tacomas had the option of a manual transmission with the 3.4 V6 engine. The aftermarket TRD supercharged 3.4 L V6 generated 254 bhp (189 kW) and 270 lb · ft( 366 N · m ). From 1997 on, the single taxis only obtained a 2.7 L or a 2.4 L 4-cylinder from the manufacturing facility. TRD packages started in 1997 (if the V6 engine was chosen, a differential locker in the rear included it).

In its first couple years of production the Tacoma sold very well, bring in many young purchasers. The very first generation Tacoma went through a minor headlight upgrade from recessed to flush fronts lights in October 1996 on 2WD models and also a total amount of 2 cosmetic renovations: the very first in July 1997, and also the second in October 2000. The renovations mainly required grilles (design year MY1998 as well as 2001) and tailgate badging as well as emblems (MY1998). Mechanical modifications included a button to distributorless ignitions (coil-on-plug) in 1996 and in 1997 longer rear leaf springtimes. A passenger-side air bag was included July 1997, and also the vehicle driver's side air bag (criterion from 1995 launch) was "depowered". Most 4x4 designs came with Toyota's Automatic Differential Disconnect (ADD) system after the 2000 model year.

Made via 1998 (by Yusuke Fukushima) as part of the MY2001 facelift (patented on September 22, 1998 at Japan License Office under # 0890798) was a new staff cab (four-door) design added to the schedule in October 2000. The staff taxicab included 4 doors as well as Tokico gas shocks, while the extended taxicabs still opened with 2 doors as well as utilized Bilstein shocks. The extensive cab included a 6 ft (1.8 m) bed while the team taxi featured a 5-foot-5-inch (1.65 m) bed. Numerous clients were distressed with little crew taxicab beds, yet the majority of rivals shared this drawback.

In October 2000, together with the front facelift, Toyota had also revealed an S-Runner trim plan which included the 3.4-liter V6 engine. It included 16-inch (410 mm) alloy wheels, and a 5-speed manual transmission with Tokico gas shocks. There were only 800 created monthly from September 2000 to August 2004. By 2003 the Tacoma had gotten 16.5 percent sales from its previous years. The Tacoma's popularity just boosted in the next few years. By 2004 it was ahead of the Nissan Frontier, and also Dodge Dakota, however still 2.2 percent behind in sales to the Ford Ranger.

In 2008, Toyota proactively announced a 15-year, unlimited mileage deterioration warranty for 1995-2000 version years due to insufficient rustproofing as well as structure rust issues impacting over 800,000 Tacomas. Toyota will certainly either repair the frame or buyback the vehicle for 1.5 times its KBB retail value. This was later extended to include 2001-2004 model years, however in these situations when a frame was discovered to be rusty to the point of perforation, the structure is replaced with a new one as opposed to a redeem.

On November 21, 2012, Toyota remembered regarding 150,000 Tacoma mid-size pickup trucks from the model years 2001 to 2004 that were sold primarily in 20 cold-weather U.S. states. The recall includes the spare tire as well as exactly how it can diminish.

Second generation (August 2004-August 2015)

In 2000, Toyota started growth of the second generation Tacoma under primary engineer Chikuo Kubota. Bulk of advancement job was managed by Hino in Japan. Developers Shigeya Hattori as well as Hideo Karikomi of Hino, won the internal style competitors in 2001. Final designs were frozen for manufacturing in 2002 and patents submitted on July 3, 2003, with examination mules being examined from early 2003. Prototypes were constructed later in 2003, with advancement finishing in the second quarter of 2004.

On February 4, 2004 at the Chicago Vehicle Show, Toyota unveiled a bigger as well as much more effective Tacoma. This new Tacoma was offered in eighteen different setups, that consisted of three taxicab configurations, four transmissions, 2 engines, and also 2 bed sizes. The three taxi configurations consist of normal taxicab, gain access to taxi, as well as double taxicab. The transmissions are available in 4-speed automatic, 5-speed automated, 5-speed guidebook, and also 6-speed manual. Beds are: 6 ft (1.8 m) long bed, and also 5 feet (1.5 m) brief bed. The Tacoma's 4.0-liter 1GR-FE V6 replaced the initial 3.4-liter 5VZ-FE V6. The brand-new V6 had many enhancements, such as a tow ranking of 6,500 lb (2,948 kg), and also a haul capacity of 1,650 lb (748 kg). It creates 236 horsepower (176 kW) and also 266 lb · feet (361 N · m) of torque. The smaller sized, however brand new 2.7-liter 2TR-FE 4-cylinder option in cheaper models is rated at 159 hp (119 kW) as well as 180 pound · feet( 244 N · m ).

of torque. Toyota additionally presented an X-Runner trim, which changes the sluggish marketing S-Runner trim from the previous generation. The X-Runner includes the 1GR-FE combined to a six-speed manual transmission, 18 in (457 mm) alloy wheels, decreased two inches from the manufacturing facility and also consisted of an X-Brace suspension bundle. Toyota likewise included a Down-Hill Assist Control (DAC) as well as Hill-Start Help Control (HAC), with versions that were equipped with the optional Toyota Racing Growth (TRD) Off-Road package. DAC automatically uses stopping throughout downhill descents while HAC protects against the lorry from rolling backwards on hillsides. A rear locking differential, or limited-slip differential were likewise some optional features. Every Tacoma was produced with a composite inner bed that consists of a deck rail system with four restrain cleats, hook-pins, storage boxes. TRD package geared up Tacomas also feature an in-bed 115V/400W Air Conditioner power electrical outlet. The tie down cleats are rated to stand up to 220 lb (100 kg).

The 2006 design Tacoma was a bit different from the 2005 design. The 2006 design made some alternatives criterion. Toyota likewise included 2 new indoor shades for the 2007 version year. 2008 versions are carry-ons from 2007. For 2009 safety and security attributes were added as well as the Tacoma no longer provides a mechanical limited slip differential rather an open differential which makes use of specific wheel braking to imitate a mechanical LSD or "Auto-LSD". TRD off-road models remain to come outfitted with a locking back differential. The second generation Tacomas were set up in Tijuana, Mexico as well as Fremont, California while the plastic/composite beds were all built in Mexico. Nevertheless, in August 2009 Toyota revealed that it would move Tacoma manufacturing from Fremont to San Antonio, Texas.

A small renovation came for 2009, including a somewhat revised grille on some models, new LED taillamps, and also on the X-Runner, TRD Offroad and also TRD Sport designs includes smoked headlamp trim. Auxiliary audio input currently comes requirement. The Access/Double Cab trucks have two brand-new ceiling mounted audio speakers as well as readily available back-up screen. 4 new exterior colors are additionally added to the Tacoma.

After the bankruptcy of GM, GM finished its joint venture with Toyota. Toyota, requiring extra manufacturing quantity at its Texas as well as Mississippi plants, finished Corolla and also Tacoma production at the Fremont plant. In 2010 all Tacoma manufacturing was moved to Toyota's Texas plant in San Antonio. The Tacoma will certainly be built together with the Expanse. This brought a total amount of roughly 1,000 brand-new work to San Antonio.

The 2012 design year revitalize featured a restyled front bumper, headlights, grille, hood, new interior and a shark fin antenna for the SiriusXM satellite radio. The 2013 version year has touch display audio system as well as eliminates the shark fin antenna as well as SiriusXM radio ability unless the optional Entune plan is mounted. 2014 models featured a new SR trim and for 2015 models the normal taxicab version was discontinued.

In November 2016, Toyota U.S.A resolved a class action fit over structure corrosion, agreeing to evaluate as well as if needed change rusted frameworks on 2005-2010 version year Tacomas, 2007-2008 MY Tundras, as well as 2005-2008 MY Sequoias in the US and also its regions.

SG Automotive produces a truck with a comparable grille and also fronts lights called the Huanghai Major in China.

3rd generation (September 2015-present)

The brand-new Tacoma was formally introduced at the January 2015 Detroit Auto Show with USA sales complying with in September 2015.

The vehicle has a brand-new exterior account taking styling cues from the 2014 model year 4Runner SUV and also the 2014 design year Expanse pick-up and also includes a much more hostile and manly appearance, with a bigger grill as well as new projector beam headlamps. The tailgate as well as bed were redesigned and included a debossed Tacoma logo design as well as an instilled looter. New personality lines were additionally observed on the vehicle in addition to an air dam in front of the lorry - these brand-new features will likely assist in fanned economic situation.

Under the hood Toyota uses a 2.7 Litre I4 paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission or the existing 5-speed guidebook and also a 3.5-liter V6 which runs Toyota's D-4S system switching from port to guide shot based upon driving problems as well as operates on the Atkinson cycle utilizing VVT-iW variable shutoff timing. The 3.5-liter V6 provides 278 hp and 265 lb-ft of torque. This engine is provided in both a 6-speed automatic and manual transmissions. EPA-estimated city/highway/combined mpg for the 4x2 automated is 19/24/21 as well as 18/23/20 for the 4x4 automated. Based on the SAE J2807 tow standards the Tacoma can tow up to 6,800 pound (3,100 kg) with the included tow plan.

In addition to this, Toyota updated the vehicle's frame by adding a lot more high toughness steel in order to enhance the truck's rigidity and also to go down weight. The body is also created using ultra-high strength steel that will be integrated using a new warm marking process that minimizes weight. Toyota likewise upgraded the suspensions, rear differentials and rear axle to enhance the truck's road good manners while still keeping it off-road capable. The vehicle is readily available in 6 unique trims, these are the base SR, mid-level SR5, TRD Off Road, TRD Sporting Activity, Limited, as well as variety covering TRD Pro. The vehicle is provided in Access Cab and also Dual Taxicab configurations with the lengthy or brief bed dimensions. The Normal Cab design was not carried over for the brand-new generation pickup. The inside of the pickup gets a complete overhaul too. Utilizing a handle-bar theme, Toyota made the interior of the Tacoma more lavish and included a bigger touchscreen screen along with an all brand-new control panel. Soft-touch products also replaced the previous generations tough plastics. A natural leather choice was added. Toyota has actually additionally utilized an acoustic windscreen, far better shielded doors, in addition to even more weather stripping to lower road and also wind sound. For the very first time Toyota will certainly supply dual environment control in the recently improved Tacoma.

Unlike the 2nd generation versions, the guiding wheel controls (since 2016-2017) have actually minimized performance, as well as for that reason impaired comfort when trying to search phone Calls/ Favorite Contacts. The guiding wheel D-pad controls are no more connected to the Entune system for the purposes of browsing and also picking calls. Rather, the motorist should count on voice controls, or unsafely getting to over to make adjustments to the Entune system to browse and select the ideal contact in order to position a telephone call. Additionally, D-pad manages no longer offer the ability to scroll with listings of tracks during USB or Bluetooth songs playback. The vehicle driver must utilize the touch display to select new albums/artists/songs.

The TRD Off Roadway trim versions showcases a brand new terrain select setting which permits the chauffeur to pick between different kinds of surface such as, loose rock, mud, and sand. Toyota also announced a brand-new CRAWL setting that will enable the motorist to guide the vehicle in hard surface while the vehicle manages braking as well as acceleration by itself. Along with this the vehicle likewise includes a moon-roof, key-less access, Qi Wireless phone charging ability, easy lower tailgate, blind spot surveillance system, back-up cam (requirement) as well as a mounted GoPro holder (standard).

Toyota additionally presented a TRD Pro variation in late 2016, which includes FOX-patented Internal Bypass shocks, TRD Pro catback exhaust, TRD Pro skid plate, Ridged Industries LED haze lights, as well as heritage motivated 'TOYOTA' grille. The TRD Pro variation is just offered in the double taxi short bed arrangement, with either a conventional or automated gear box in Barcelona Red Metallic, Super White, or Cement all with black and also red interior.

The Tacoma's shift to its 3rd generation took place while the segment is expanding. In 2014, the San Antonio plant constructed 105,796 Tacomas and also the Baja plant developed 71,399 for a total amount of 177,195. in 2015, the San Antonio plant built 110,911 as well as Baja developed 82,328 for a total amount of 193,239 constructed. In 2016, 191,673 Tacomas were marketed in the US as well as Canada (together with 115,489 Tundras also integrated in San Antonio) and also, with the mid size segment up overall, the San Antonio plant was running costlier additional Saturday changes to stay on par with demand, running at 125% of predicted plant capability. The 2016 as well as 2017 design year double cab-short bed Tacomas are presently made in Tijuana (VINs starting in 3) and all various other Tacoma setups are made in San Antonio (VINs beginning in 5). Toyota UNITED STATE revealed that they will enhance manufacturing at the Tijuana plant in 2018 from concerning 100,000 to 160,000 Tacomas.

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