The 2016 Toyota Tacoma truck is expected to be the latest in a series of major updates Toyota has started back in 2014. So far, it seems the 2016 Tacoma has managed to exceed the expectations. The new Tacoma features an improved chassis, along with the overall styling, the interior and the driving experience which have all followed suit. Finally, the engine has also received an overhaul, so there is a lot to be said about the new Tacoma.
2016 Toyota Tacoma Exterior
On the outside, the Toyota Tacoma 2016 will feature a hexagonal grille with slim headlights which incorporate LED technology. The body seems more muscular, an effect encouraged by the black plastic inserts which are supposed to protect the Tacoma from rocks and similar objects. The base model comes with 16-inch wheels as well as a wide selection of tires.
Toyota Tacoma 2016 Interior
The inside is where most of the improvements will be. The basic elements may still be there, but the materials have changed, and for the better, too. The dashboard is now made of soft plastic, the mats are now waterproof, the seats are better, as is the AC unit. The driver’s life is made easier by the new multifunctional steering wheel and adjustable front seats.
The optional equipment consists of leather upholstery, satellite navigation system and electric seats with a refrigerated compartment. Overall, the 2016 version is definitely an improvement when it comes to cabin space and driving experience.
Toyota Tacoma Engine and Transmission
As for the engine, the 2016 Toyota Tacoma will be powered by a 2.7 liter inline 4, albeit more powerful than before: up to 190 hp. There is also a six-speed transmission system and either rear or all-wheel drive. Thanks to this improved automatic transmission, Tacoma should get more than 24 mpg, something that was unthinkable just a generation before.
Another engine option is a 3.5 liter V6 with a 6 speed automatic or an optional 6-speed manual transmission and well over 236 hp. Some even venture a 290 hp guess, although that may seem a bit much. The diesel version is in the making, but no hybrid in sight, for now.
Price of the new Tacoma
The price of the base model is supposed to stay low, roughly $18,000 and no Tacoma should exceed the $30,000 limit, regardless of the model or equipment. Optional equipment is not expected to affect the top price, although you never know these things until they happen.
2016 Toyota Tacoma Release Date
The official release date of 2016 Toyota Tacoma is still confidential. According to rumors and unconfirmed statements, the 2016 Tacoma is expected to be released by the end of the year, unless there are unexpected delays. In any case, 2016 can be seen as the year of Tacoma.
The 2016 Toyota Tacoma has managed to bring a lot of improvements to the series. For its price tag, it is surprisingly rewarding. The appearance has been brought up to speed, so the competition should be less of a problem with this series. Aside from that, the Tacoma is a standard, reliable, powerful truck, with a loyal customer base – which will only get bigger as the time goes by.
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