The market for mid-size pickups continues to get smaller.
Mid-size pickups are a dying breed in the US. The long-running Ford Ranger is gone and even the next-generation Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon will be a bit larger than before. What are left are the Nissan Frontier and Toyota Tacoma. Very shortly, however, even the Tacoma will become even more limited. How so? Truck Trend claims that the Toyota will drop the regular cab Tacoma model due to poor sales in 2015. For now, Toyota has not officially confirmed the rumor, but it’s fair to assume it’s true.
The Japanese automaker will supposedly streamline the available Tacoma configurations to just extended- and crew-cab models. For the most part, regular-cab models are mainly limited to commercial fleet sales. Even the Nissan Frontier is offered only in extended and crew cab versions. Fortunately, the rest of the Tacoma lineup, such as the X-Runner and TRD PreRunner will live on.