It's almost time for us to get our eyeballs on the full monty that is the redesigned 2012 Toyota Tacoma. Waiting stinks, though, doesn't it? After all, this is the give-it-to-me-now Internet era, a mindset that applies to everything from music and movies to photos of next-generation automobiles. The Toyota Tacoma is no different, and unofficial images of the updated pickup have found their way to the web.

We think.

Our friend Mike Levine at PickupTrucks.com stumbled across a video of what looks to be an upcoming Tacoma commercial sans graphics. Toyota has yet to confirm what we're looking at in the clip, which you can view for yourself here, but you can check it out in our gallery of stills. Regardless, the official images should arrive soon, since the 2012 Tacoma is slated to hit dealer lots by October.


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      • 3 Years Ago
      If I were Toyota I'd totally bring a sub-Tacoma truck to the states. Call it the Hi-Lux, and make it truly compact like the early 90s pick-up. Throw in a super-efficient 4-cyl, 6-speed manual and make it get 35mpg on the highway. Bam, instant niche market truck and market winner. Come on Toyota, get back your roots.
      Synthono
      • 3 Years Ago
      If someone actually made an all new compact truck I wonder how well it would sell. There hasn't been one in a very long time.
      dollarbill
      • 3 Years Ago
      I will keep my 2005 Tacoma Crew Cab till they make a real redesign !!!! So far 50k trouble free miles .... Come on Toyota ,can we bring some excitement into the designs????
      • 3 Years Ago
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      jonnybimmer
      • 3 Years Ago
      At first glance, I thought AB put a picture of the current gen. IMO, looks tidier than the current gen though.
      Justin
      • 3 Years Ago
      Too big and bubbly looking. If fuel efficiency really is important, let's see a small pickup again.
      Felspawn
      • 3 Years Ago
      This looks about as "New" in terms of exterier apperiance as a "New" 911
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Felspawn
        That's because there's not supposed to be a new Tacoma until 2014. This is just a facelift incorporating Toyota's new design language.
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Elmo
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          tinted up
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Elmo
          Although I would definitely define this as a real truck, there are some fatal flaws in its construction that surface if it is used for more rugged applications. A lot of people where I am from load snowmobiles into the beds of their trucks for transport from destination to destination. A family member loaded a sled into his Tacoma and after a drive the skis had punched through the bed towards the cab and the track of the 'sled' had severely mangled the plastic tailgate. I don't know if the issue has been addressed on new models, but his Taco doesn't have a metal bed but merely a resin insert that rests on the frame rails. For most people a Tacoma is fine, but I though of this lack of ruggedness a severe step down from previous generations. To each their own though.
          Elmo
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Elmo
          Diggz, take a look at the current 4Runner. They've incorporated this same design language you see here. It'll probably only be used in the trucks and SUVs. I don't see it in the new Yaris or upcoming Camry.
      Patrick
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wheres the redesign? Slightly different grill, otherwise it looks no different then the current model. What has happened to Honda and Toyota? They have seriously lost their way. They are like a sports team on a big losing streak who just can't seem to get out of their slump. Once mighty, now struggling to get their acts together.
      • 3 Years Ago
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      Mercennarius
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looks the same...except a little uglier. Toyota trucks have really gone down hill the last 10 years or so...
      billfrombuckhead
      • 3 Years Ago
      More mediocrity from Japan's Ministry of International trade. Why would anyone want one these useless fake trucks when actually useful trucks like F150's get at least the same gas mileage?
        • 3 Years Ago
        @billfrombuckhead
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      billfrombuckhead
      • 3 Years Ago
      Tacoma V6 gets worse gas mileage than an F150 and about the same gas mileage as a RAM HEMI
        sysadm1n
        • 3 Years Ago
        @billfrombuckhead
        Yet, the V6 Ranger is rated at a lower mpg than the Taco.
          Rico Suave
          • 3 Years Ago
          @sysadm1n
          Good thing they don't make it anymore, moot point.
          A_Guy
          • 3 Years Ago
          @sysadm1n
          The 4 banger Ranger is also the most fuel efficient truck on the road. Soooooooooooooo....
          WillieD
          • 3 Years Ago
          @sysadm1n
          It is an 18 year old design, though...
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