Remember small(ish) pickup trucks? Remember the Toyota Tacoma? Well this is very likely the 2012 model, due in October, by way of a leaked video retrieved by PickupTrucks.com. Note the new front end, harmonizing it with the latest, fifth-generation 4Runner.
Toyota needs this truck to hang on to young buyers — the Tacoma has one of the youngest buying groups of all the company's vehicles. But while the new Tacoma's new interior and exterior changes will give it a needed freshening, the engines and underpinnings will involve wholesale torch passing.
As the Strokes' Julian Casablancas once said, "I thought we were playing a bar. But this is nice."