Yee-Haw! Toyota Shows Truck With Texas-Sized Name At Texas State Fair

Bertel Schmitt
by Bertel Schmitt
yee haw toyota shows truck with texas sized name at texas state fair

In case you are at the Texas State Fair in Dallas at this moment, stop staring at million dollar steers and heifers and go over to Toyota. They will show you a truck with the longest name in recorded Texas history. It’s the “pre-production Tacoma Toyota Racing Development (TRD) T|X (Tacoma Extreme) limited edition pickup truck.”

We did not make that up, it says so right here in the press release. If “pre-production Tacoma Toyota Racing Development (TRD) T|X (Tacoma Extreme) limited edition pickup truck” is too long, you can call it “Baja Series.”

The production version is scheduled for launch in late spring 2012. It will come with a 4.0-liter V6 engine with either six-speed manual and five-speed automatic transmissions, along with “bead-lock style off-road wheels with an exclusive Gun-Metal Gray finish.” More data in the factory blurb.

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  • Junebug Junebug on Sep 30, 2011

    Here's a question, do folks that buy trucks like this or Rapter really go off-roading with them? Or is this just another fashion statement like the whole "urban cowboy crap" from the 80's. Remember the 80's, Saturday Night Fever, Urban Cowboy and finally Miami Vice. You could go broke changing cars and clothes every few years.

  • Zombo Zombo on Sep 30, 2011

    Blech ! I thought those "Rad" splashy kiddie graphics died back in the 90s along with the white letter tires ? The wheels look like cheap aftermarket steel wheels surrounded by a chrome trim ring .If Toyota was looking for an early 90s tacky kiddie truck design they succeeded !

  • Tassos Chinese owned Vollvo-Geely must have the best PR department of all automakers. A TINY maker with only 0.5-0.8% market share in the US, it is in the news every day.I have lost count how many different models Volvo has, and it is shocking how FEW of each miserable one it sells in the US market.Approximately, it sells as many units (TOTAL) as is the total number of loser models it offers.
  • ToolGuy Seems pretty reasonable to me. (Sorry)
  • Luke42 When I moved from Virginia to Illinois, the lack of vehicle safety inspections was a big deal to me. I thought it would be a big change.However, nobody drives around in an unsafe car when they have the money to get their car fixed and driving safely.Also, Virginia's inspection regimine only meant that a car was safe to drive one day a year.Having lived with and without automotive safety inspections, my confusion is that they don't really matter that much.What does matter is preventing poverty in your state, and Illinois' generally pro-union political climate does more for automotive safety (by ensuring fair wages for tradespeople) than ticketing poor people for not having enough money to maintain their cars.
  • ToolGuy When you are pulled over for speeding, whether you are given a ticket or not should depend on how attractive you are.Source: My sister 😉
  • Kcflyer What Toyota needs is a true full size body on frame suv to compete with the Expedition and Suburban and their badge engineered brethren. The new sequoia and LX are too compromised in capacity by their off road capabilities that most buyers will never use.