2009 Toyota TRD Tacoma X-Runner Concept review and pictures

Posted on Wednesday, 5 November 2008 , 20:11:53 byVeronica

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Toyota TRD Tacoma X-Runner Concept

Japanese carmaker Toyota developed the X-Runner concept, a model that tests the boundaries of sport truck power and performance. The 4.0-liter DOHC VVT-I V6 engine was upgraded and the specialists also added a new TRD designed supercharger and intercooled package and performance is further enhanced by a fully functional hood scoop. The engine is capable of developing 400 horsepower and 350 lb. ft. of torque. All the output is being transferred to the wheels through the Tacoma 6-speed manual transmission. The chassis received detailed attention to achieve optimum balance and handling, including lowered ride height and added underbody aerodynamic components. When it comes to the exterior styling, the carmaker features a new aggressive styled front bumper fascia and grille. New body side molding components carry the aggressive look of the front fascia and incorporate new full-length rocker panels with integrated side-exit exhaust. Headlight and taillight assemblies have been modified with LED lighting. When it comes to the interior, the vehicle incorporates several enhancements that compliment the theme of performance and styling of the TRD X-Runner. Body stiffness is improved with a four point interior roll bar behind the seat. The sound system is enhanced with an Alpine 5.1 Multi-Media Audio System with iPod capability and xM compartment and audio enclosure complete the enhancements of the interior. TRD Recaro Sport Seats with matching door inserts are used along with a smaller TRD steering wheel. Function is added with a multi-function TRD digital display with integrated shift light and programmable data logging. A color-keyed hard tonneau cover with an integral rear spoiler completes the styling concept. These are all the information available on the new Japanese model, the Toyota TRD Tacoma X-Runner Concept.