The mid-size truck segment is finally heating up and it appears Toyota isn't ready to surrender their top spot without a fight.

The mid-size truck segment is finally heating up and it appears Toyota isn't ready to surrender their top spot without a fight.

In an interview with Automotive News, Toyota General Manager Bill Fay confirmed plans to introduce the redesigned Tacoma at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Fay declined to elaborate but he expects the segment will grow thanks to new products and renewed interest in smaller and more fuel-efficient pickups.

Little is known about the truck itself but it is expected to feature a number of improvements including a new engine and upgraded transmissions.

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