2012 Toyota Tacoma TRD TX Baja Series revealed image

This seems to be truck launch day and after Ford presented its “newest” 2012 version of the F-150, Toyota decided it’s time to reveal the same model year version of the Tacoma TRD TX Baja Series, which is designed to handle the toughest terrain, equipped with downhill assist control, active traction control and an electronically-controlled locking rear differential.

“The Tacoma has long been the sales leader by a wide margin in the compact pickup segment thanks to its well-earned reputation for stellar quality, durability, reliability and off-road capability”, said the vice president and general manager of Toyota Division, Bob Carter. “The limited edition TRD t/X Baja Series adds another chapter to Toyota’s truck legacy by offering a new level of capability for off-road enthusiasts”.

The 2012 Tacoma TRD TX Baja Series is powered by a 4.0 liter V6 engine that can be mated to a six-speed manual or a five-speed automatic transmission, delivering a total output of 236 horsepower for the naturally aspirated variant, or 304 horsepower for the supercharged version and 452 Nm of torque or 334 lb-ft.

Playing on the same level as its competitors, Toyota didn’t announce the price for the 2012 Tacoma TRD TX Baja Series or when the pickup will be available for its future customers.