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OC Auto Show 2012 Tacoma Pics **56K BEWARE**

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Bishop2Queens6, Sep 22, 2011.

  1. Sep 22, 2011 at 11:11 PM
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    Bishop2Queens6

    Bishop2Queens6 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Just got back from the OC auto show where they had the 2012 Tacoma. I haven't seen a thread where someone personally detailed the changes for the new 2012 Tacoma, so I took a bunch of pics of the changes I saw and will post them in this thread.

    NOTE: I apologize in advance for the shaky and blurry pictures. A cell phone does not replace a dedicated camera.

    I reviewed a 2012 DCSB SR5:
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    Even with the dual VVT-i, the mpgs aren't all that better:
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    Price ain't too bad, just $400 above the MSRP on my 09 DCSB SR5:
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    The Exterior.

    You can see the major exterior change is to the front of the truck:

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    New fog light housing and new headlights:
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  2. Sep 22, 2011 at 11:11 PM
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    Bishop2Queens6 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    On to the interior:

    View from the Driver's seat. Looks like there is a lot of influence from the new 4runner's:
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    The Head unit and lower aux area got a full redesign:
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    The rear view mirror has some on-star capable thingy:
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    All weather floor mats has new style clips:
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    Seats are new as well as a contrasting center console, carpet, and door accents:
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  3. Sep 22, 2011 at 11:11 PM
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    Engine:

    Doesn't have duel VVT-i, and new emission regulation things also:
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    The thing below the ABS is:
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  4. Sep 22, 2011 at 11:11 PM
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    Back and the bed of the truck look pretty much the same as earlier 2nd gens:

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    Simple yet awesome changes are the locking gas cap (which might just be an auto show thing so people don't put things in the tank):
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    Front bed tie downs:
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  5. Sep 22, 2011 at 11:12 PM
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    For 2012, Toyota added 4 leaf rear leaf springs eliminating one of the biggest issues with 2nd gen's:

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    Couldn't find a part number:
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  6. Sep 22, 2011 at 11:12 PM
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    I hoped you guys enjoyed this up close view of the 2012 second gen. This is pretty much all the pics I took of what I observed to be notable changes.
     
  7. Sep 22, 2011 at 11:37 PM
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    MotoXdoer taco?

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    ive had pics from a month ago. my dad works for toyota and got to see it before release and showed me. looks more like a tundra. dont like the light set up with mesh under it. msrp is $28k for a trd prerunner lol only changes are lights, dash gauges, stereo, front bumper, grill. oh and a black ceter console. thats it
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  8. Sep 23, 2011 at 1:35 AM
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  9. Sep 23, 2011 at 3:32 AM
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    I think your camera pics were very good! Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Thanks for the pics......So far, I'm glad I bought a new '11 three weeks ago!
     
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    I really like the seat pattern.
     
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    Nice, it's not a dual VVT engine though, only the FJ and 4Runner got that engine. The 2012 Tacoma has the same V6 it's had since 2005 :cool:
     
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    Front end of the '12 is ugly comparatively to the current 2nd gens IMO
     
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    I've managed to add some bug guts to the front
    That's what I was about to say. I couldn't imagine no one mentioning a dual VVT before now.
     
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    malander That's some tight butthole

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    I think it looks way better than the "current" second gens, but I don't like that hose/wire around thereafter leafs...seems like it could snag on something
     
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    I'm glad to see they are putting black carpet in there...now only a matter of time before black seats!
     
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    What is that equipment near the ABS controller (Above to the left, and directly below)? That looks new...My 08 doesn't have that. It's just an empty space between the Intake and the ABS controller.
     
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    yah def not diggin the front end as much as the current 2nd gens.... i think the current is much smoother and just flows better if that makes any sense lol... the seems a little too square boxed imo..... the new stereo redesign is pretty nice ..
     
  19. Sep 23, 2011 at 7:28 AM
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    Toy Yoda gotta make sure Youtube comes down to tape this

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  20. Sep 23, 2011 at 7:33 AM
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    thats what sockmonkey is for. Besides it shows they are aware of their roots and possibly hinting at going in that direction with the 3rd gen.
     
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