Territory TS - AWD
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Kiama, NSW, Australia
Re: 4L V6 Hilux
Ok, I'll play along.
The Tacoma has never been the Hilux.
They look similar but the Tacoma has the front suspension design of the Prado with a coil spring (like a strut) and long spindle (not too dissimilar to the falcon design - apart from the front driveshaft of course). It's built in the US, has always had different engines and is LHD only.
The Hilux has either had a live front axle on leaf springs (is that still available?) or a torsion bar acting on the upper arm. Built in Thailand for the Aussie market I believe.
I agree, it does look nice but it's not a Hilux.
The Tundras their bigger brother.
Oh, and we had a dual-cab long before the US ever did.