One of the most popular pickup trucks, in compact and mid-size category, exists twenty year on the worldwide car market. This anniversary will be celebrated at the NAIAS, in Detroit, January 2015, when will be presented model prepared for production. Toyota Motor Company, as one of the best manufacturer always go step forward in this situation. And, what will be done with new 2016 Toyota Tacoma, will find out very soon. This model is really one of untouchables, viewed from several aspects. For this 20 years, this is one of the rarely models which has only two production generation with duration of ten years. Test model of 2016 has been seen, camouflaged, and what will be done and improved, compared to the current version?
2016 Toyota Tacoma: Changes
Changes related to the exterior and interior are done with the previous version, and it should not be the case and with 2016 Toyota Tacoma. This version should keep redesigned parts of exterior, such as hood, grille, bumper and lights at the front-end. Spacious and comfortable cabin has innovated by new high-quality sound system, new software’s solutions and new touchscreen. It was just introduction in some of bigger changes that was expected by 2016 Tacoma.
Changes that new version will bring are under the hood. There will be new power unit, and this new line-up will be paired with new automatic transmission. Also, a wide range of version of this model will offer richer trim levels, with redesigned cabs. This means that new version will have sliding rear window, then mirrors with heating and increased parameters of towing.
2016 Toyota Tacoma: Engine, MPG
Info about new power unit is not yet published, and expectation is that it will be done in January, sure. The current 2.7-litre inline-4 engine with 159 horsepower and 180 lb-ft will be upgraded or removed with some of the more powerful version, New engine might be used from Toyota Hilux model, based on fact that these two model are similar. The second engine will be the same, 4.0-litre V6, which characterizes maximum of 236 horsepower and 266 lb-ft of torque. Expectation is that this unit will be enhanced. All versions will be available in both, rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive, paired to one of offered gearboxes. Till now there are 5 and 6-speed manual and automatic, but new version will offer and automatic transmission with more than 6 speeds. EPA parameters for 2016 Toyota Tacoma will be advanced, more than 16/19/17 mpg which characterizes predecessor.
2016 Toyota Tacoma: Price and Release Date
Main characteristics depend of trim level, drive mode and towing capacity. Wheelbase is in range from 109.4 to 140.9 inches, length from 190.4 to 221.3 inches, width 72.2 to 74.7 inches, height from 65.2 to 72.2, while towing capacity is from 3,550 to 3,950 lbs. All these are combination of Regular Cab, then Access Cab and Double Cab (in two versions: Short Bed and Long Bed). Estimated price for 2016 Toyota Tacoma will be in range from $ 21,500 to $ 38,000, and release is not confirmed, but it will be known soon after presentation in January 2015. Main competitive models will be as for the predecessors. There are GMC Canyon, then Ridgeline from Honda Motor Company, Frontier by Nissan and Colorado produced by Chevrolet.