A report from last week indicated that Toyota will begin trimming models from its Tacoma lineup starting with the Regular Cab in 2015, but the popular pickup will lose its first variant even sooner than that. For 2014, the Tacoma X-Runner has been dropped, though the company's SR Package could fill the need of those looking for a sporty pickup.

The X-Runner has been around since 2005 with its lowered stance, aftermarket-look body kit and bright paint colors, all of which are offered available only on V6-powered, two-wheel-drive Access Cab Tacomas. The new SR Package sounds like it will offer a somewhat similar appearance, though, with a monotone exterior paint scheme in limited colors accented with smoked headlights, but it will only be offered on Pre-Runner and 4x4 models. Other changes being made to the 2014 Tacoma include a new wheel option with black finish, a wider variety of Entune multimedia features, and the option to have the backup camera display moved from the rearview mirror to the audio system head unit.
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WHAT'S NEW FOR 2014 TOYOTA
TACOMA – ON SALE DATE: SEPT. 2013

EXTERIOR
-Two new colors: Silver Sky Metallic 1D6 and Blue Ribbon Metallic 8T5 (replaces Silver 1E7 and Blue 8S6

INTERIOR
-Multimedia update: Expanded headunit/Entune availability includes: Entune Audio, Entune Audio Plus, Entune Premium Audio, and Entune Premium JBL Audio
-Backup monitor image moved to headunit (from inner mirror)

MECHANICAL
-Carryover

OTHER
-X-Runner Grade discontinued for 2014 MY
-SR Package (available on Pre-Runner and 4x4 Access and Double Cab Base Grades) includes: Color Key Exterior Appearance (including overfenders, door handles, bumpers, grille surround, outside mirrors); smoked headlamps; fog lights (on V6 models); available in Pyrite Mica, Spruce Mica and Nautical Blue Metallic exterior colors only
-In-line 16-inch Alloy Baja Wheel with Black finish (part of ST package)