Every adventure starts with one part gear, one part guts, let’s go places! Says the new pickup 2016 Toyota Tacoma, ruler of the off road, which will be launched next year. Tacoma has made a good name for the company in the mid-range pickup market and is expected to continue this trend in 2016 as well. The new truck was made public in the 2015 Detroit Auto Show (January 12, 2015).
2016 Toyota Tacoma Redesign, Exterior
The new Toyota pickup truck has a much more bolder and macho look going on with new projector beam headlights and a much larger grill. High strength steel was also added to the trucks frame to make it more rigid, the high strength steel was fused through a new hot stamping process for reducing the weight. The suspensions, rear axles and differentials were also updated from the 2015 design to improve its performance but also keeping it capable of driving off-road.
The front and rear tire size is P215/70SR15 and its front and rear wheels size is 15 x 6 inches. The new Toyota Tacoma 2016 truck will also be available in 5 different trims, TRD off Road, TRD Sport and range topping Limited, base SR and mid-level SR5. The height of the truck is 72.2 inches, the length is over 200 inches and wheelbase of 140.9 inches.
2016 Toyota Tacoma Interior
The truck will have double cab and access cab configurations. The new interior, having a handle-bar theme, has been made much more luxurious, using softer material which mimics the trapezoidal centre stack of Corolla; new and improved touch screen instrumental panels have been installed. Automatic dual zone climate feature has also been added, wireless charging for devices, push-button start, blind spot monitoring, a power sunroof and rear-traffic alerts as well. NVH performance has also been improved with laminated windshields, new sealed doors and sound cancelling material added to the floors and headliners. And a standard addition would be GoPro windshield camera that will be featured in all third generation trucks.
2016 Toyota Tacoma Engine
As for the engine, it will be using Atkinson cycle engine, featuring 2.7 liter four cylinders. The 2016 Tacoma will provide 6 speed transmission or the usual 5 speed manual. The magnificent engine can produce 236 horsepower and 266lb.ft of torque. Second engine is 3.5-liter V-6 Atkinson cycle direct-injection/port-injection engine. Toyota engineers claims it will be stronger than last 4.0 liter 236 hp engine. It also features as crawl-control program and hill decent control, for cruising low speed and controlling acceleration respectively. The fuel consumption of this truck is 22 mpg.
Price and Release Date
The company plans to launch the model in the first quarter of 2016, while the 2016 Toyota Tacoma price is between 20 to 30 thousand dollars, to be more precise, some sources claims it is MSRP $25,745. Hopes are high that this third generation 2016 model (whose first model was launched in 1995) will once again set the benchmark for midsize pickup truck performance.