(TORONTO, ON – November 21, 2016) Those who know trucks covet a Tacoma. And no wonder: with 4x2 and 4x4 models – plus a choice of engine and transmission combinations, cab and bed sizes, and trim levels – there’s a Tacoma for everyone. And regardless of the options, every Tacoma is standard equipped with legendary handling and performance, incredible versatility, impressive comfort and safety, and rugged styling.

“Toyota’s truck heritage dates back more than 80 years globally and over that time our engineers have created trucks built to conquer the most challenging weather and terrain on the planet,” said Cyril Dimitris, Vice-President, Toyota Canada Inc. “The Tacoma benefits from that experience because we understand that for truck fans, it’s not just about what their truck can do but what they can do in their truck. And the answer, with Tacoma, is ‘pretty much anything’.”

For 2017, Toyota adds a new Tacoma to the line-up: The Tacoma 4x4 Double Cab V6 TRD OFF-ROAD edition with 6 speed automatic transmission and short (5-foot) bed (starting MSRP $40,445). This joins an already impressive lineup of models, including:

  • 2017 Tacoma 4x2 Access Cab (4-cyl, 6-auto, 6-foot bed) (starting MSRP $29,560).

  • 2017 Tacoma 4x4 Access Cab SR+ (4-cyl, 5-manual, 6-foot bed) (starting MSRP $32,825).

  • 2017 Tacoma 4x4 Access Cab SR5 (4-cyl, 6-auto, 6-foot bed) (starting MSRP $35,510).

  • 2017 Tacoma 4x4 Access Cab V6 TRD OFF-ROAD (V6, 6-manual, 6-foot bed) (starting MSRP $38,070).

  • 2017 Tacoma 4x4 Access Cab V6 SR5 (V6, 6-auto, 6-foot bed) (starting MSRP $37,165) – also offered with an available TRD OFF-ROAD package.

  • 2017 Tacoma 4x4 Double Cab V6 TRD SPORT (V6, 6-manual, 5-foot bed) (starting MSRP $39,290).

  • 2017 Tacoma 4x4 Double Cab V6 SR5 (V6, 6-auto, 6-foot bed) (starting MSRP $38,405) – also offered with available TRD SPORT or TRD SPORT UPGRADE packages.

  • 2017 Tacoma 4x4 Double Cab V6 LIMITED (V6, 6-auto, 6-foot bed) (starting MSRP $45,635).

Also new for 2017, all SR5 models are upgraded with heated front sport seats as standard, while Double Cab TRD OFF-ROAD, TRD SPORT and LIMITED models are enhanced with a power rear sliding window as standard.

Two engine choices are offered: The 2.7L four-cylinder model produces up to 159 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque, while the 3.5L Atkinson Cycle V6 generates 278 peak horsepower and up to 265 lb-ft of torque. 4x4 models feature on-demand four-wheel-drive with an auto limited slip rear differential, two-speed transfer case, and automatic disconnecting differential, while TRD OFF-ROAD models add the ability to manually lock the rear differential when needed.

Enhanced handling and control technologies available on select models include Multi-Terrain Select, which tailors traction control to the terrain being negotiated, and Crawl Control to help drivers tackle the most extreme off-road environments.

Performance starts with stability, so all 2017 Tacoma models feature an independent front suspension of double-wishbone design with stabilizer bars and multi-leaf spring rear suspension. TRD SPORT models feature sport-tuned suspensions, while TRD OFF-ROAD models are equipped with Bilstein shock absorbers.

Towing capability ranges from 1,587 kg to an impressive 2,948 kg, depending on model, while a factory-installed weight distribution hitch and 7-pin wiring harness on select models means Tacoma is ready to tow from day one.

The 2017 Toyota Tacoma boasts a bold but aerodynamic style, featuring aluminum alloy wheels, halogen headlamps, power-adjustable mirrors, rear step bumper, a double-wall composite cargo bed, removable locking tailgate, and fog lamps.

Inside, Tacoma offers a comfortable, roomy cabin featuring soft surfaces and ergonomic angles. And it’s loaded with an impressive list of standard features including Display Audio with Bluetooth capability, power windows and door locks, air conditioning, a multi-information display, 12-volt accessory outlet, cruise control, map lamps, and more. There’s even a GoPro mount fitted as standard in every model – an industry first.

Most models include a 120-volt, 400-watt power out let in the cargo bed, turning Tacoma into a portable generator. Other available features (depending on model) include wireless charging for personal electronics, a power moon roof, leather seating, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, automatic climate control, navigation systems, the Smart Key System with Push Button Start, and more.

Safety is always standard on a Toyota, so every 2017 Tacoma is equipped with active and passive safety features, including full airbag systems (number depending on cab size), a back-up camera, the Toyota Star Safety System, and more. All 4x4 models feature active front headrests with whiplash protection, while additional safety technologies available on some models include the Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Traffic Alert and more.

For complete and up-to-date details and specifications on the 2017 Toyota Tacoma visit www.toyota.ca/tacoma

About Toyota Canada Inc.

Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) is the exclusive Canadian distributor of Toyota and Lexus vehicles.  Toyota has sold over 5 million vehicles in Canada through a national network of 286 Toyota and Lexus dealerships.  Toyota is dedicated to bringing safety, quality, dependability and reliability in the vehicles Canadians drive and the service they receive.  TCI’s head office is located in Toronto, with regional offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal and Halifax and parts distribution centres in Toronto and Vancouver.  Toyota operates two manufacturing facilities in Canada. Having produced more than seven million vehicles, popular Canadian models built at these facilities include Toyota RAV4, Toyota Corolla, Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h hybrid.

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