Toyota Company is soon launching its new 2016 Toyota Tacoma. It will be better than ever and ready to compete against GM’s mid-size pickup trucks.
Design of exterior
2016 Toyota Tacoma is a mid-size truck that will appear with many improvements, both interior and exterior, performance, technology etc. It will keep the same dimensions and underpinnings with the current model. However, it will be stronger because if the usage of high strength steel. Toyota automaker has also announced that it the new Tacoma will be a bit lighter than before. This will improve general performance and aerodynamics. It will be great for both on and off road driving. Speaking of the exterior design, 2016 Toyota Tacoma will show some small upgrades all over the body. The front fascia will be squarer. We will see new hexagonal grille and a pair of large headlamps. They will be equipped with LED lighting. The fender will look more powerful and boxy. The air vents will be more rounded and the hood will be taller. It will get 17- and 18-inch wheels depending on trim. It will be offered in five trim levels. Those are basic SR, SR5, TRD Sport, TRD Off-Road, and Limited.
Interior design and features
The interior of 2016 Toyota Tacoma will be improved in many ways. It will get new features, quality and soft touch materials etc. The cabin will be able to place five passengers. The seats will be upholstered in leather and very comfortable. It will be offered in two options: Access Cab and Double Cab. As for the equipment, it will get dual-zone automatic climate control, improved touch screen display, Bluetooth, a moonroof, wireless charging, navigation system etc. As for the safety, it will appear with a rearview camera, Blind-spot monitors and so on.
Engine and transmission
According to the latest rumors, 2016 Toyota Tacoma will be offered with two engines. The one is a 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine. This engine should be able to make around 160 horsepower. The other option is a new 3.5-liter V-6 with direct injection and an Atkinson power cycle which should improve fuel efficiency. It will be paired with a six-speed manual transmission which will be available only with V6 engine. A six-speed automatic will be available with both engines.
2016 Toyota Tacoma release date and price
2016 Toyota Tacoma should go on sale sometime in the end of 2015. As for the price, it is expected to be in a range from $22,000 to $30,000.