Just because the small/midsize pickup truck market is shrinking doesn't mean that they don't need to be refreshed. So for 2012, the class-leading Toyota Tacoma gets touched-up with an eye for the tougher side.
Outside, the 2012 Toyota Tacoma receives a new front grille, hood, headlamps, and bumpers. The overall appearance is a more aggressive look than has been seen from Toyota trucks in the past. The rest of the exterior pretty much carries over for the previous year, so it will be tough to distinguish 2012 and 2011 models from behind.