• Nov 14, 2008
Click above for high-res gallery of the Scion xB Taco Truck

The 2008 SEMA Show ended last week, but for some inexplicable reason, Toyota forget to mention this little diddy that was supposedly tucked away in a corner of the Las Vegas Convention Center. It is exactly what it's name implies: a Scion xB that's been transformed into a taco truck of all things. Normally SEMA project cars are tuned for superfluous high performance and look like rejects from the Paul Walker Sport Compact Hall of Fame, but the xB Taco Truck can at least do something, i.e. serve that staple of the Mexican diet to legions of hungry lunch goers. From what we can tell, the vehicle uses the xB's platform, keeps the front end and dash and ditches the rest to make room for a stainless steel mobile kitchen. The truck was reportedly built from scratch by Louie Contreras with hand-painted graphics applied by Kenton Parker. Good job guys, it's... um... interesting, and probably the most fuel-efficient taco truck ever made. While it may be good on fuel, the Scion xB Taco Truck will likely be responsible for an entirely different kind of gas if it ever gets pressed into service.


[Source: Toyota, Carscoop]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      I really don't understand the combination of tacos and paint. And does the "truck" look crooked to anyone else too (follow the rocker panel line)?
      • 6 Years Ago
      YAY TACO!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Yes, but will they still hog the fast lane @ 40mph?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Hey this is perfect for the graffiti artists on the go, ample supply of food and canz for those late night spray ups...
      • 6 Years Ago
      Something about this strikes me as slightly racist...
        • 6 Years Ago
        I think this guy needs to see Cartman's Silly Hate Crime on South Park. It might help.
        s13hybrid
        • 6 Years Ago
        They really could have topped off the stereo types by labiling it as a 15 seater.
        • 6 Years Ago
        People like you are the ones who are slowing down progress of all mankind. You have to point out the most small, meaningless things as "slightly racist" to get your political correctness fix for the day.

        If that vehicle offends someone, then they are a really weak individual, and a sad excuse for a person. Sorry, but I grew up with the old saying, "sticks and stones..."
        • 6 Years Ago
        I really don't even see how you could interpret it as such. I really don't.

        If they had a truck that served only watermelon and reported on that, would you find that racist too? How about one that serves only saltines? Or maybe one that serves rice or stir fry...

        Come on now.
      Jon Russell
      • 6 Years Ago
      hahaha thats awesome!
      • 6 Years Ago
      retarded, should have used the Dodge Sprinter.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Because there's nothing that goes better with tacos than paint...
        • 6 Years Ago
        Exactly what i was thinking... "Paint"?!
        • 6 Years Ago
        "Hi, can I get a taco and a glass of urethane basecoat on ice?"
      • 6 Years Ago
      I think this thing is intended to be marketed in China, where tacos containing lead paint chips are standard fare.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Is there a joke that I'm missing? Tacos? Paint? Markers? Ink? Nerds?



      .... I need a taco.
      • 6 Years Ago
      WTF?
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'm hungry :)

      I wonder if they remembered to put a supercharged V8 near the mobile kitchen in true SEMA tradition?
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