Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., released manufacturer's suggested retail prices (MSRP) today for its 2001 model year Tacoma Double Cab pickup truck and redesigned RAV4 sportutility vehicle (SUV). The all-new Tacoma four-door Double Cab joins an already diverse Toyotacompact truck lineup. The versatile Double Cab delivers the cargo-haulingcapability of a pickup truck and the passenger roominess and comfort of an SUVwith new rugged styling.

The Double Cab assumes premiere status in the Tacoma lineup. It isoffered in standard SR5 and Limited trim levels with an available off-roadpackage, in either the two-wheel drive PreRunner series with four- orsix-cylinder engines, or as a 4x4 powered exclusively by a 190-horsepower V6.

Built exclusively at the New United Motor Manufacturing (NUMMI), Inc.,production facility in Fremont, Calif., the all-new Tacoma Double Cab rangesfrom $17,855 for the 4x2 PreRunner four-cylinder model, to $21,865 forthe 4x4 V6.

RAV4 has been improved in every imaginable category and continues torepresent the benchmark for light-duty, car-based compact SUVs. Its overalllength, width, height and wheelbase have all been increased by approximatelyan inch or more for more room, inside and out.

Its aggressive new stylingmakes a bold statement without compromising refinement and is a subtle hint tothe power that lies underneath. The RAV4 is powered by an all-new, all-aluminum, 2.0-liter, four-cylinderengine with variable valve timing with intelligence (VVT-i) technology. Theengine produces 148 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 142 lb./ft. of torque at4,000 rpm, delivering 21 more horsepower and 10 more foot pounds of torqueover the previous generation. The all-new engine weighs approximately40 pounds less than the previous powerplant.

A five-speed manual overdrive transmission is standard equipment, and afour-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission (ECT) also isavailable. Both transmissions are available with either two- or four-wheeldrive configurations.

Pricing for the 2001 RAV4 ranges from $16,215 for the two-wheel drivefive-speed model, to $18,665 for the four-wheel drive automatic. Overall, theRAV4's MSRP has decreased by 3.7 percent, or $678 compared to the previousgeneration.

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