The 1970s Return with the Toyota TacoZilla

There are several reasons why the Toyota Tacoma is sold more often than the Ford Ranger, Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon combined. Reliability, dependability, and re-sale value rank at the top, but customization should be high on the list as well. Especially with the ability to add lightweight custom campers into or onto the truck bed.

The Toyota Tacoma is the best-selling mid-size truck.

With a payload of around 1,100 lb. Taco owners can add small truck campers such as the Kimbo or a popup such as the Bundutec to their trucks. Now Toyota is thrilling their customers with a nod to an original camper from the 1970s.

The TacoZilla is a new concept vehicle from Toyota.

The TacoZilla is a concept vehicle that was showcased at the latest SEMA show in Las Vegas. It pays homage to the original Toyota Chinook camper complete with the 1970s-inspired stripes.

At this time the TacoZilla is still a concept vehicle, but with flatbed overland vehicles becoming more popular and quicker to build out, it’s only a matter of time before someone takes this idea into the market full-time.

The interior features a dinette, kitchen and bathroom with shower.

The TacoZilla sits on a standard Tacoma TRD suspension with two inches of extra lift for extra ground clearance. The truck features an auxillary battery for running lights and for charging devices. Extra light is brought in with one side window and a large skylight.

The interior is cozy with a teak floor and real wood cabinets.

The roomy interior features a full bathroom with a shower and toilet, small kitchen with stove and sink, teak flooring, full bed in the cabover, and dinette with table. Access to the cab is available from behind the dinette.

By Christina Nellemann for the [Tiny House Blog]

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