Cars – Toyota equipped its Tacoma XRunner concept with a twin-turbocharged V6 engine borrowed from the Tundra. The truck was presented at the SEMA Show in America, while what is unique about it is that Toyota actually wants to produce this car. Sheldon Brown, chief engineer of Toyota USA, said that if there is enough interest in this model, the company will produce it. “If we can generate interest, this is something we want to do, i.e. convert the car into production,” he said.
It takes demand from potential buyers for this to happen, but when it comes to pickup trucks with big power, the vehicles are a big winner. This is evident from the Ford F-150 Raptor to the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison, which are off-road vehicles. Toyota believes that the time has come to reintroduce a model that will compete on off-road terrain.
“Following the launch of the Tacoma, we wanted to showcase the diverse capabilities of the new truck’s architecture,” Brown added. He continued: “The TGNA-F platform allows us to efficiently build great models in a fraction of the development time it would normally take. A project like this is the reason I entered the automotive industry.”
He stated that the development time was a mere two months, but it is conceivable that Toyota’s engineers and designers had been thinking about the idea for much longer. A 3.4-liter V6 engine was also installed in the truck, along with all the other Tundra parts that were added to the vehicle.
Huge changes, such as increasing the car’s width by more than three inches and strengthening the frame in multiple places, were just the beginning. The Tundra’s solid axle with electronic locking differential was also added, as well as multiple components being taken out and rearranged in the engine bay. The suspension system is designed practically, and the concept model relies on air suspension, something Brawn wants to see reach the production version.
Many have pointed out that the original XRunner featured a manual transmission while this model comes with the 10-speed automatic transmission found in the Tundra. The power will reach 421 horsepower, which is simply too much for the second-generation smart manual transmission. Money. This truck, once produced, could be a spiritual successor to the Ford SVT Lightning, GMC Syclone, and Ram 1500 SRT10 models.