The Tacoma X-Runner didn't make the cut when the 2014 Toyota compact pickup lineup was released. But it's being reintroduced as a mid-season addition, in Canada only.
Scheduled to go on sale in March, the X-Runner is the featured model in Toyota's Tacoma display at the Canadian International Auto Show currently running in Toronto.
Toyota says it’s available in limited quantities, however, so it won’t be around for long.
The X-Runner is a sporty, performance-minded model, available only in rear-wheel-drive Access Cab form, with a six-foot bed.
It's powered by a 4.0-litre V-6 engine, rated at 236 horsepower and 266 lb-ft of torque and features a standard six-speed manual transmission. The combination provides a combined city/highway fuel efficiency rating of 11.4 L per 100 km.
Other X-Runner equipment includes a limited-slip differential, reinforced X-Brace frame, lowered and sport-tuned suspension with Bilstein dampers and 225/45 summer tires on 18-inch alloy wheels.
Visually, it features a hood scoop, integrated fog lamps, a full skirt package, chrome tailpipe and LED tail lamps.
Inside, there are model-specific seats finished in water-resistant cloth, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob and brushed metallic trim bits.
Standard features include keyless entry, cruise control, back-up camera and premium sound system.
Pricing will be announced closer to the truck's on-sale date.