All-New Toyota Entune Keeps Refreshed 2012 Tacoma Truck Connected

By Joel Arellano | September 06, 2011
Remember the Toyota Tacoma with the Apple iPad installed on its center stack? While Toyota didn't follow up with that unique design (boo!), the automaker has made its Entune connected infotainment system available for its refreshed 2012 Toyota Tacoma pickup. Toyota's Entune, which debuted earlier this year at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nev., is the automaker's answer to the popular Ford Sync (now MyFord Touch) and Kia UVO systems, both of which allow owners access to specific apps and features on their smartphones. Using voice recognition or controls on the steering wheels, Tacoma owners can launch through Entune services like Pandora music service, traffic information, and even search the Internet via Bing. Because the apps governing such services are located on the Internet "cloud", they will always be up-to-date. While Entune is offered on the 2012 Toyota Tacoma DoubleCab model with V-6 engine, it's  not the only change to Toyota's stalwart midsize pickup. Toyota refreshed the entire Tacoma lineup with a redesigned hood, front grille and bumper and headlights. The interior gets a revised center console and stack, and a new steering wheel. Each model gets its own upgrade as well, from the SR5 receiving a unique seat cover design to the TRD Sport's chrome 18-inch wheels. Otherwise, the Tacoma's engines, safety features, and other systems carry over from last model year. Source: Toyota
  • 2012 Toyota Tacoma Rear Left
  • 2012 Toyota Tacoma Front Right
  • 2012 Toyota Tacoma Rear Right
  • 2012 Toyota Tacoma Interior Dash Center Stack Seats Right
  • 2012 Toyota Tacoma Interior Steering Wheel Center Console Stack
 
3 comments
Frank Le Noir
Frank Le Noir

It's hard to improve upon perfection, but someone Toyota accomplished this feat by way of minor aesthetic upgrades both inside and out. Toyota, I love what you do for me!

Jim
Jim

Just bought one. WOW! I love it! What great truck...

Turbo Snake
Turbo Snake

WOW!! What a great design of Toyota i am very inspired from your blog Toyota refreshed the entire Tacoma lineup with a redesigned hood, front grille and bumper and headlights. The interior gets a revised center console and stack, and a new steering wheel. Thanks for sharing with us..

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