2001 toyota Tacoma Prerunner

2001 Toyota Tacoma Prerunner: The Toyota Tacoma is a pickup truck manufactured in the United States by the Japanese automobile maker Toyota given that 1995. The initial generation Tacoma, model years 1995 1/2 via 2004, was identified as a portable pickup. The second generation was classified as mid-size. The Tacoma was Motor Fad Publication's Vehicle of the Year for 2005.

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


2001 Toyota Tacoma Prerunner


First generation (January 1995-August 2004)

The Tacoma was introduced in the US in February 1995 (March 1995 market launch) as a replacement for the Hilux, which before this was marketed in the US under the name Toyota Pick-up. Compared with the Hilux, the Tacoma is crafted with a higher top priority on trip quality, taking care of, comfort, and security over ruggedness and haul ability. The layout is intended to far better fit the demands of the United States and Canadian pickup truck market, where pickup, specifically compact as well as mid-sized versions, are often made use of as individual vehicles, and much less exclusively for business, agricultural, and also off roadway usage. The name was stemmed from the Coastline Salish individuals' name for Mt. Rainier in Washington state.

Growth began in 1989, following launch of the fifth generation Toyota Pickup in late 1988 and also concluded in 1994. Style job was done at Calty Style Research Study in The Golden State from 1990 to 1992, when Kevin Hunter's exterior style proposal was chosen in the autumn of 1991 and in last form, frozen for production in 1992. Patents for the production layout were submitted in Japan in April 1993 as well as October 28, 1993 in the USA.

There were a total amount of 3 engines readily available for the Toyota Tacoma:.

-2.4 L four-cylinder rated at 142 hp (106 kW) and 160 lb · ft (217 N · m) of torque.
-2.7 L four-cylinder rated at 150 hp (112 kW) and also 177 pound · ft (240 N · m) of torque.
-3.4 L V6 rated at 190 hp (142 kW) and also 220 lb · feet (298 N · m) of torque. The 2.4 L provided 29 miles each US gallon (8.1 L/100 kilometres; 35 mpg-imp) (highway cycle), the 2.7 L provided 26 miles per US gallon (9.0 L/100 kilometres; 31 mpg-imp) (highway), as well as the 3.4 L supplied 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 3.4 L engines were offered in this lorry depending on options. Automatic and manual transmissions were offered.

4x4 Tacomas (likewise 2WD staff taxicabs 2000-present) had six-stud wheel lug patterns, which had been made use of on the prior pick-ups (pre-Tacoma trucks). The truck's frame is completely boxed till quickly after the back leaf springtime place bracket where it transitions right into a c-frame section. The 3.4 V6's manual transmission was an R150F while the automatic transmission was an A340F (Aisin code is 30-40LE). From 95-97 Single cab Tacomas had the alternative of a manual transmission with the 3.4 V6 engine. The aftermarket TRD supercharged 3.4 L V6 created 254 bhp (189 kW) and 270 pound · feet( 366 N · m ). From 1997 on, the solitary cabs only obtained a 2.7 L or a 2.4 L 4-cylinder from the factory. TRD bundles began in 1997 (if the V6 engine was picked, a differential storage locker in the rear came with it).

In its first pair years of production the Tacoma offered quite possibly, attracting several young customers. The very first generation Tacoma underwent a minor front lights upgrade from recessed to flush headlights in October 1996 on 2WD designs as well as a total of 2 aesthetic renovations: the first in July 1997, and the 2nd in October 2000. The renovations primarily entailed grilles (model year MY1998 as well as 2001) and tailgate badging and emblems (MY1998). Mechanical adjustments consisted of a button to distributorless ignitions (coil-on-plug) in 1996 and also in 1997 longer rear fallen leave springtimes. A passenger-side air bag was included July 1997, and also the chauffeur's side air bag (requirement from 1995 launch) was "depowered". A lot of 4x4 versions included Toyota's Automatic Differential Disconnect (ADD) system after the 2000 model year.

Developed with 1998 (by Yusuke Fukushima) as part of the MY2001 facelift (patented on September 22, 1998 at Japan Patent Office under # 0890798) was a new staff taxi (four-door) version included in the lineup in October 2000. The crew taxi featured 4 doors and Tokico gas shocks, while the extended cabs still opened with two doors as well as utilized Bilstein shocks. The extensive cab featured a 6 ft (1.8 m) bed while the staff cab featured a 5-foot-5-inch (1.65 m) bed. Several customers were upset with little staff taxi beds, yet most competitors shared this drawback.

In October 2000, in addition to the front renovation, Toyota had also revealed an S-Runner trim plan that included the 3.4-liter V6 engine. It came with 16-inch (410 mm) alloy wheels, and also a 5-speed manual transmission with Tokico gas shocks. There were just 800 generated each month from September 2000 to August 2004. By 2003 the Tacoma had actually acquired 16.5 percent sales from its previous years. The Tacoma's appeal just increased in the following few years. By 2004 it was ahead of the Nissan Frontier, and also Dodge Dakota, but still 2.2 percent behind in sales to the Ford Ranger.

In 2008, Toyota proactively announced a 15-year, limitless gas mileage corrosion guarantee for 1995-2000 design years due to poor rustproofing and framework corrosion issues impacting over 800,000 Tacomas. Toyota will either fix the structure or buyback the truck for 1.5 times its KBB retail value. This was later included include 2001-2004 model years, yet in these cases when a framework was discovered to be corroded to the point of perforation, the framework is replaced with a new one as opposed to a buy back.

On November 21, 2012, Toyota recalled regarding 150,000 Tacoma mid-size pickup from the design years 2001 to 2004 that were offered mostly in 20 cold-weather U.S. states. The recall includes the spare tire and just how it can fall off.

Second generation (August 2004-August 2015)

In 2000, Toyota started development of the 2nd generation Tacoma under primary designer Chikuo Kubota. Majority of development work was taken care of by Hino in Japan. Designers Shigeya Hattori as well as Hideo Karikomi of Hino, won the interior layout competition in 2001. Last styles were iced up for production in 2002 as well as patents submitted on July 3, 2003, with examination mules being tested from early 2003. Prototypes were developed later in 2003, with advancement finishing in the 2nd quarter of 2004.

On February 4, 2004 at the Chicago Vehicle Show, Toyota revealed a larger and more powerful Tacoma. This new Tacoma was available in eighteen various configurations, that included three cab arrangements, 4 transmissions, two engines, and two bed sizes. The three taxi configurations consist of routine cab, accessibility taxi, and also dual cab. The transmissions can be found in 4-speed automatic, 5-speed automated, 5-speed manual, and 6-speed handbook. Beds are: 6 feet (1.8 m) lengthy 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 numerous enhancements, such as a tow rating of 6,500 lb (2,948 kg), and a haul capability of 1,650 pound (748 kg). It generates 236 horsepower (176 kW) and also 266 lb · ft (361 N · m) of torque. The smaller sized, yet brand new 2.7-liter 2TR-FE 4-cylinder option in less costly versions is rated at 159 hp (119 kW) and 180 pound · feet( 244 N · m ).

of torque. Toyota also presented an X-Runner trim, which replaces the slow selling S-Runner trim from the previous generation. The X-Runner features the 1GR-FE combined to a six-speed manual transmission, 18 in (457 mm) alloy wheels, decreased 2 inches from the manufacturing facility and included an X-Brace suspension plan. Toyota additionally consisted of a Down-Hill Assist Control (DAC) and also Hill-Start Assist Control (HAC), with versions that were furnished with the optional Toyota Racing Growth (TRD) Off-Road package. DAC automatically uses braking during downhill descents while HAC stops the lorry from rolling backwards on hills. A rear locking differential, or limited-slip differential were likewise some optional features. Every Tacoma was made with a composite internal bed that consists of a deck rail system with 4 restrain cleats, hook-pins, storage boxes. TRD bundle outfitted Tacomas also include an in-bed 115V/400W A/C power outlet. The restrain cleats are rated to hold up to 220 pound (100 kg).

The 2006 version Tacoma was a bit different from the 2005 design. The 2006 model made some options criterion. Toyota likewise included 2 new interior shades for the 2007 design year. 2008 designs are carry-ons from 2007. For 2009 safety and security functions were added and the Tacoma no longer supplies a mechanical limited slip differential rather an open differential which makes use of individual wheel stopping to mimic a mechanical LSD or "Auto-LSD". TRD off-road models remain to come equipped with a locking rear differential. The second generation Tacomas were constructed in Tijuana, Mexico as well as Fremont, California while the plastic/composite beds were all integrated in Mexico. However, in August 2009 Toyota revealed that it would move Tacoma production from Fremont to San Antonio, Texas.

A minor facelift came for 2009, consisting of a somewhat revised grille on some versions, new LED taillamps, as well as on the X-Runner, TRD Offroad as well as TRD Sport designs consists of smoked headlamp trim. Auxiliary audio input currently comes requirement. The Access/Double Taxicab trucks have 2 new ceiling mounted speakers and also offered back-up display. 4 new outside shades are also included in the Tacoma.

After the insolvency of GM, GM ended its joint venture with Toyota. Toyota, requiring added manufacturing quantity at its Texas as well as Mississippi plants, ended Corolla and also Tacoma manufacturing at the Fremont plant. In 2010 all Tacoma production was moved to Toyota's Texas plant in San Antonio. The Tacoma will be built together with the Tundra. This brought a total of roughly 1,000 new jobs to San Antonio.

The 2012 model year freshen featured a restyled front bumper, fronts lights, grille, hood, new inside as well as a shark fin antenna for the SiriusXM satellite radio. The 2013 version year comes with touch screen stereo and gets rid of the shark fin antenna and also SiriusXM radio capacity unless the optional Entune bundle is set up. 2014 designs had a new SR trim as well as for 2015 designs the regular taxicab model was discontinued.

In November 2016, Toyota USA settled a class action match over framework corrosion, accepting evaluate and if essential replace rusted frameworks on 2005-2010 design year Tacomas, 2007-2008 MY Tundras, and 2005-2008 MY Sequoias in the US and its territories.

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

3rd generation (September 2015-present)

The new Tacoma was officially unveiled at the January 2015 Detroit Automobile Program with USA sales following in September 2015.

The vehicle has a brand-new exterior account taking styling hints from the 2014 design year 4Runner SUV and also the 2014 model year Expanse pick-up and features a a lot more aggressive as well as masculine look, with a larger grill and new projector light beam headlamps. The tailgate as well as bed were revamped and included a debossed Tacoma logo design in addition to an infused looter. New character lines were also observed on the truck along with an air dam in front of the lorry - these new attributes will likely help in fanned economic climate.

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

Along with this, Toyota upgraded the vehicle's frame by including extra high strength steel in order to boost the truck's inflexibility and to drop weight. The body is also created making use of ultra-high strength steel that will be incorporated making use of a brand-new warm marking procedure that lowers weight. Toyota also updated the suspensions, back differentials and also rear axle to improve the truck's roadway manners while still maintaining it off-road capable. The truck is readily available in 6 distinctive trims, these are the base SR, mid-level SR5, TRD Off Roadway, TRD Sport, Limited, and variety covering TRD Pro. The truck is provided in Accessibility Taxicab as well as Dual Cab setups with the lengthy or short bed dimensions. The Routine Cab model was not carried over for the new generation pick-up. The inside of the pick-up gets a total overhaul as well. Utilizing a handle-bar style, Toyota made the interior of the Tacoma much more lavish and also added a bigger touchscreen display as well as an all new cockpit console. Soft-touch materials also replaced the previous generations hard plastics. A natural leather alternative was included. Toyota has actually additionally used an acoustic windshield, much better insulated doors, as well as more weather removing to minimize roadway and also wind sound. For the first time Toyota will use double climate control in the newly improved Tacoma.

Unlike the Second generation models, the guiding wheel controls (as of 2016-2017) have decreased capability, and as a result damaged comfort when attempting to surf phone Contacts/ Fave Contacts. The steering wheel D-pad controls are no more connected to the Entune system for the purposes of browsing and also choosing get in touches with. Rather, the driver has to depend on voice controls, or unsafely reaching over making adjustments to the Entune system to surf and pick the suitable get in touch with in order to position a telephone call. Furthermore, D-pad regulates no longer offer the ability to scroll with lists of songs during USB or Bluetooth songs playback. The vehicle driver has to make use of the touch display to pick brand-new albums/artists/songs.

The TRD Off Roadway trim models showcases a brand new terrain choose mode which permits the motorist to choose between various types of surface such as, loose rock, mud, as well as sand. Toyota likewise revealed a new CRAWL mode that will certainly allow the vehicle driver to steer the vehicle in tough terrain while the truck takes care of stopping and also acceleration by itself. In addition to this the truck likewise features a moon-roof, key-less entry, Qi Wireless phone charging capability, simple lower tailgate, dead spot tracking system, back-up camera (requirement) and also an installed GoPro holder (criterion).

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

The Tacoma's change to its 3rd generation happened while the segment is growing. In 2014, the San Antonio plant built 105,796 Tacomas as well as the Baja plant developed 71,399 for a total amount of 177,195. in 2015, the San Antonio plant developed 110,911 and Baja constructed 82,328 for a total of 193,239 constructed. In 2016, 191,673 Tacomas were sold in the United States and also Canada (along with 115,489 Expanses likewise built in San Antonio) and, with the mid dimension section up overall, the San Antonio plant was running costlier added Saturday shifts to stay on par with need, running at 125% of projected plant capability. The 2016 and 2017 model year double cab-short bed Tacomas are presently made in Tijuana (VINs starting in 3) and all other Tacoma setups are made in San Antonio (VINs beginning in 5). Toyota U.S.A announced that they will raise manufacturing at the Tijuana plant in 2018 from about 100,000 to 160,000 Tacomas.

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