The SEMA Show is a place for both manufacturers and aftermarket-parts suppliers to show what they’re capable of in terms of concept and production cars. Off-roading seems to be the hot topic at this year’s event, and with Toyota having introduced the latest Tundra quite recently, this is an opportunity for the brand to show off what its latest trucks can do.
“Tacozilla” Tacoma Camper. It’s a unique throwback to the campers of the 1970s and the 1980s (complete with the tan theme of the era), but it is also capable of taking on the terrain that overlanders face. The Tacoma’s cabin has been modified with a pass-through opening that allows people to enter the fully featured and insulated cabin with teak flooring, a full bathroom, a kitchen with a stove, and a dining table that folds up to become wall art.
Tacoma Overlanding Concept. This is a collaboration with Cruiser Outfitters on Toyota’s vision of a “perfect overlanding rig.” Using the Tacoma SR5 as a base, it’s fitted with Old Man Emu BP-51 adjustable suspension, and Dakar leaf springs for the rear. There’s an ARB Summit Combo Bar front bumper with fog lamps, and an Expedition One dual-swing rear-bumper system and Ultra HD underbody protection. Topping it off (literally) is a Yakima roof tent.
TRD Desert Chase Tundra. Based on the all-new Tundra TRD Pro, this truck is meant to be used as a support vehicle for events like the Dakar Rally or the Baja 1000. It features an all-new long-travel suspension, custom wide-body kit, and essentials such as a bespoke roll bar with two spare tires, an off-road jack, and other recovery equipment.
Accessorized all-new Tundra. It’s relatively tame compared to the other concepts, but a smattering of Toyota and TRD parts are fitted on this Supersonic Red Tundra. It highlights the optional three-inch lift kit. There are over 100 accessories available for the third-generation Tundra, which should be more than enough to satiate even the pickiest of owners.