For our favorite automaker, creating new Toyota models is all about meeting the daily needs of its consumers' lifestyles. In most cases, this means adding advanced safety features or high-tech infotainment systems. But at the 2011 SEMA Show, Toyota revealed a model catered to a slightly different lifestyle: that of a motocross rider.
In order to truly garner a sense for the demands of everyday motocross life, Toyota asked for feedback from DC Shoes athletes. Taking their comments into consideration, the automaker sculpted a utility vehicle in the body of a 2012 Toyota Tundra Double Cab 4X4. The Ultimate Motocross Truck comes complete with the following motocross-tailored features:- 5.7-liter, V8 engine
- Six-speed electronically-controlled transmission
- Roof rack/viewing dock
- Fold-up bed sides
- Suicide tailgate
- Hidden ramp
- Air compressor
- Gas pump and water pressure washer
Further adding to the model's athletic legitimacy, World Freestyle Motocross champion and X Games gold medalist Nate Adams presented the Tundra variant at SEMA. Now that the auto show is over, the model will tour various motocross events such as the 2012 Supercross Series and will even grab a snippet of fame on the reality TV show "Inside West Coast Customs."
Whether or not this tricked out ride will hit mass-production, we can't tell. However, with other sport-tailored models in the mix (i.e. a surf-inspired Tacoma), Toyota Marin can tell you that Toyota is rapidly cranking their creative wheels. To learn more about upcoming vehicles, feel free to contact us online or simply stop by 445 Francisco Blvd East San Rafael, CA and talk with us in person.