mid-size - truck
From its beginnings as the only pickup offered from Toyota, to being the top seller in its truck line, the Tacoma has come a lone way from where it started. With a sleek new look for 2005, this new Tacoma is certainly going to turn heads in both the truck market and in the tuner market. Toyota has done a fine job revamping the front, from its new headlamp design to the large wheel wells; this new Tacoma certainly is not what it use to be. With a new face comes a new grille and the Tacoma’s new grille is certainly something else to look at, with its rather large stance on the front end to the way it pokes out form the hood line, this new grille really gives the new Tacoma a bigger look compared to its predecessor. Toyota has followed its front grille design down to the bumper where it adds a nice feature to the bumper but it does not follow the lines of the grille perfectly so it gives the illusion that it was designed separate from the rest of the front. New headlamps give this new Tacoma a more vicious look, but with the grille pushed out from the hood the lights seem to be separate from the grille instead of flowing around the grille.
The side of the new Tacoma is where Toyota has added a new feature, with the addition of large wheel wells, which seem to glide beautifully from the headlamps to the tail lamps. These new large wheel wells are a nice touch but seem to be pushed out a little to far out from the body of the truck, they add a nice flowing look but add too much of the big truck appeal to a pickup which is suppose to be small. Toyota has done a great job picking wheels for the new Tacoma with the addition of a 5 spoke sport rim which gives this little truck the much needed sport appeal which it needs. From the side the new Tacoma has the perfect stance which is not too far forward of too far back. Following the line of the rear wheel well, you soon see the rear of the truck where everything seems to fit perfectly with everything else. The new rear tail lamps seem to flow perfectly with the new slanted look of the tailgate. Curving around from the tailgate line to the wheel arch these new tail lamps are a great look to finish the look of the new Tacoma. From its larger grille to its big wheel wells this new Tacoma features it all and all in a good way. From the company who pushes to be and do the best I think this time they have it.