Even mid-size pickup segment has been slightly neglected there are at least few models that bring great features and specs. With the introduction of the all-new 2016 Toyota Tacoma we are pretty sure that this vehicle will be again best-selling model in the market.
Similar situation with Tacoma is for about ten years where it managed to deliver great sale results to the Japanese car maker. One of the problems that this car and similar on the same market are facing is the fact that they, in some cases, offer far less than the larger, full size pickups. Originally presented all the way back in 1964th it was sold in more than seven million units which is impressive success on such a strong market.
This completely new model comes with different and improved chassis. Both high strength and ultra-high strength steel has been implemented and as a result we are getting much stronger and more capable chassis, this is something that will be noticed by many drivers. On top of this we need to add that suspension has been tuned so that it offers higher level of comfort and smoothness when driven on regular roads but also when you go on off-road excursion where it will show it real strength.
2016 Toyota Tacoma Engines
Not only that the chassis is all-new, we are also getting changes in the engine department. Base engine that will be offered is the 2.7 liter inline 4 cylinder and we were already able to see this unit in few other vehicles from Toyota but there is another one that pushes everything further. As option we have the 3.5 liter V6 unit that has been developed from ground up and we certainly do expect this model to make a difference in the competitive segment. Power goes through a new six speed automatic transmission that benefits from electronically controlled shifting that returns easier and faster shifts. If you want the manual six speed transmission you need to know that this version is available with only V6 unit. Another great addition to the lineup could be the diesel version, you can read hear about the 2016 Toyota Tacoma Diesel.
In the interior we have the feeling that this has been designed for those drives that want to get sportier feel when driving, even this is a truck. Everything has been nicely fitted and upgraded so we have metallic details and soft touch materials all over the cabin. As it is the case with most new vehicles and new generations this one also benefits from improvements in sound insulation. We are getting multi-layer acoustic windshield, better floor silencer but also the door panel and other parts are improved. For those that want even more the 2016 Toyota Tacoma has to offer features like dual zone climate control, power moonroof, smart key and push button start, leather trim, Qi wireless charging, blind spot monitoring, etc.
News About 2016 Toyota Tacoma
Looking at the exterior we can not to notice that this is one handsome vehicle and that the 2016 Toyota Tacoma will offer great off-road capabilities with its lifted suspension and wheel flares that will allow more wheel travel. At the front there is larger and bolder upper grille while the redesigned hood gives it more muscular look. Projection beam lamps and LED Daytime Running Lights are present here while at the back we have tailgate with integrated spoiler that improves aerodynamics. New wheel design will include four different alloy wheels that range from 16 to 18 inches.
Price And Release Date
There are still no official details about the release date but we do expect it to be delivered to the market during the summer or fall of 2015th. Price is another segment about which we still do not have info but we do expect that the 2016 Toyota Tacoma will come with similar price tag like the previous year model even it is significantly upgraded. If this happens expect the base price to be about $21,000 which represents few hundred dollars increase.