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.
Last month, Toyota unveiled its latest batch of new models. This Toyota product showcase featured a variety of rugged vehicles that your family may love to take on your next adventure in Dixon, Illinois.
The Toyota Corolla has long been a favorite sedan for young professionals here in Illinois. Now, the Corolla family is adding a new addition in the form of the Corolla Cross. This all-new compact SUV will be available with all-wheel drive and comes with an efficient 169-horsepower engine.
The Corolla Cross will be available later this year as a 2022 model. You can choose from three grades: L, LE, and XLE. Inside, it will share many features with its Corolla siblings.
Tacoma TRD Pro
Serious off-road enthusiasts in Dixon will love the new Tacoma TRD Pro. This off-road-ready truck will take its performance to the next level with enhanced parts from Toyota Racing Development. This includes a taller suspension lift of 1.5 inches in the front and 0.5 inches in the rear.
Adding to the improved suspension, the Tacoma TRD Pro will come with special TRD wheels. These offer a wider track width for better all-terrain performance.
Tacoma Trail Edition 4×4
The Tacoma Trail Edition 4×4 is designed with versatility as its primary trait. It comes standard with four-wheel drive and is ready to be the multi-purpose truck you need for working on the farm. It comes with a taller lift height along with a standard locking rear differential.
Want to add even more rugged capability to your 2020 or 2021 Toyota Tacoma? Grab the new Tacoma TRD Lift Kit, now available to order through Ken Nelson Toyota in Dixon, Illinois.
The newly released Tacoma TRD Lift Kit adds plenty of adventure-oriented features to your Tacoma truck. In addition to boosting its ground clearance by 1.7 inches, this package provides better approach, departure, and breakover angles for traversing rough terrain.
The kit adds TRD-tuned Bilstein monotube shocks, which give you a smoother ride and better control on rugged terrain. It even comes with some exclusive exterior style upgrades, including the TRD Pro-style front grille, with bold retro-style nameplate badging across the front. Plus, each Bilstein shock boasts TRD red dust boots, along with decals stamped: “Tuned by TRD.”
This is lift kit was designed, engineered, and tested by Toyota’s team of truck experts, making it the only lift kit that’s compatible with the Toyota Safety Sense suite of driver-assist features. It’s compatible with V6-powered 4×4 Tacoma models from 2020 and 2021.
Ready to upgrade your Tacoma? Order the kit through our parts department and get the Tacoma TRD Lift Kit installed at the Ken Nelson Toyota service center in Dixon, Illinois.