If you think Toyota cars are only good for getting top fuel economy, the automaker is keen on expanding your perspective. At the 2021 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Toyota unveiled wild custom trucks all built in-house at the Toyota Motorsport Garage — all of which displayed awesome off-road capabilities. Here’s what the brand had on display.
Toyota Tacoma “Tacozilla” Concept
Paying tribute to campers of the 1970s and 1980s, the Toyota Tacoma “Tacozilla” Concept is a fully insulated truck up-fitted with a pass-through camper that includes a full bathroom, hot water shower, kitchen stove, and even a table.
Toyota TRD Desert Chase Tundra
Designed as a support vehicle for off-road racing, this fearsome Toyota Tundra uses TRD-tuned suspension with extra-long travel and a wide body kit. Its roll bar can hold two spare tires, and it carries a full complement of recovery gear so you can help less-capable, stranded cars.
Tacoma Overlanding Concept Vehicle
The Tacoma Overlanding Concept doesn’t have a camper, but it does have a rooftop tent to ensure you can still get a good night’s sleep out in the wilderness. And with Dakar rear leaf springs, ultra-tough skid plates, and an adjustable suspension system, it can go just about anywhere.
When it comes to off-road performance and ruggedness, few automakers have a track record as strong as Toyota’s. Visit Ken Nelson Toyota in Dixon, Illinois, to learn more about the Tundra, Tacoma, and other off-road-capable Toyota rides.