Toyota North America Groundbreaking Ceremony
PLANO, TEXAS –
A V-8 engine growls, and the earth moves.

With the roar of a 2015 TRD Pro Series Tundra, Toyota today formally broke ground on its new North American headquarters at the intersection of Headquarters Drive and Palomino Crossing in Plano, Texas. The Tundra took center stage, bulldozing the first soil on the site of Toyota’s new campus in a manner that can only be described as not your traditional groundbreaking ceremony.

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Toyota went to great lengths to get the word out on its all-new 2016 Toyota Tacoma, which was unveiled during its world premiere at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan. Toyota showed the unveiling live on the Web, hosted a live chat with Chief Engineer Mike Sweers after the introduction, and the company also teased the truck world with images just prior to the show.

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Among the many truck-related announcements today, Toyota made headlines when it unveiled the all-new 2016 Tacoma at the Detroit Auto Show this afternoon. As we reported earlier, the new Tacoma will have two engine options for 2016 that include a 2.7-liter four-cylinder gasoline motor and a new 3.5-liter V6. But many have wondered whether Toyota would offer a diesel option, maybe something based on the overseas diesel that powers the Hilux.

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2016 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road Access Cab.

Since its introduction in 2005, the second-generation Toyota Tacoma has led the mid-size truck market, being the best-selling truck every year during that time. The Chevrolet Colorado is looking to break that undefeated streak in 2015, and if you’ve read our recent Mid-Size Truck Shootout you’ll see that it might have the chance to do so. But even if Chevy makes a nice dent in the mid-size segment in 2015, in 2016 it will no longer compete against stale competition, as today Toyota unveiled the all-new 2016 Tacoma at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan.

2016 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab
The wait is over. Toyota gave us a glimpse of the all-new 2016 Toyota Tacoma recently, but we weren’t given any details about this truck other than a few looks at the exterior. Toyota will be unveiling this new truck today at its press conference at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan, and you can watch all the action here.

Here's our first real look at the all-new 2016 Toyota Tacoma, which will be fully unveiled next week at the Detroit Auto Show.

Here’s our first real look at the all-new 2016 Toyota Tacoma, which will be fully unveiled next week at the Detroit Auto Show.

Although Toyota has released teasers for the all-new 2016 Tacoma, we’ve yet to get a full look at the third-generation of the truck until now. Toyota gave Off-Road.com a sneak peek of the new mid-size truck ahead of its official unveiling Monday.

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Next month, Toyota plans to unveil its newly redesigned 2016 Tacoma at the 2015 North American International Auto Show. As Toyota notes, “The all-new 2016 beast hits the stage at 12:50 p.m. EST, Monday Jan. 12.”

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Although there have been rumblings that Toyota’s all-new Tacoma would be unveiled soon, it’s now official that Toyota will pull the cover off its 2016 Tacoma at the Detroit Auto Show next month. In the teaser released today, Toyota says “The all-new 2016 Tacoma will be ready to once again set the benchmark for midsize pickup performance.”

Bilstein-TRD-Pro-Tundra-11-20-14The suspension specialists at ThyssenKrupp BILSTEIN and the team from Toyota Racing Development (TRD) triumphed at one of the world’s most prestigious off-road races, taking first place in the Full Size Stock Class at the 2014 Tecate SCORE Baja 1000.

The victorious 2015 Tundra TRD Pro Series was modified specifically to compete in the Baja 1000, a race renowned for showing no mercy to man or machine. When Toyota’s race team set out to push the limits of the new Tundra in the harsh terrain of the Mexican desert, they understood that winning the race would require careful consideration of component partners.

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TORRANCE, Calif.
— The 2015 Tundra TRD Pro Desert Race Truck not only raced for over 1,200 miles to a first place finish at the 47th Tecate SCORE Baja 1000, it was also driven an additional 1,000 miles back to the start line of the race.  The Toyota team was first to the finish line in its “Full Stock” class, led by team coach and legendary Toyota off-road racer Ivan “Ironman” Stewart, and piloted by Toyota engineers and Toyota athletes.