After a decade of stagnation in the midsize vehicle market, the 2016 Toyota Tacoma will become the third new version in the segment, following the Chevrolet Colorado as well as GMC Canyon. The Tacoma’s new styling starts with a bigger, bolder grille compared to it had in 2015, and the front end is now blockier.
The Engine range
Here’s where we’ve got to wonder. Toyota has an instead limited variety of engines it makes use of in its cars. The Tacoma has actually been trucking around with the very same 4.0-liter V-6 since the dawn of time (2004). The base 2.7-liter four-cylinder go back also additionally to the first generation’s 1995 launch.
Could Toyota be developing a brand-new powerplant for the Tacoma: a new, a lot more effective yet efficient V-6, an updated four-cylinder– maybe even turbocharged, or even a turbo-diesel?
We do anticipate to view an updated transmission emerge, ultimately dumping that of age five-speed gearbox. Anticipate at the very least a much more advanced six-speed device.
Safety options and features
There’s no word on whether the new Tacoma will certainly consist of conventional safety functions like a rearview video camera as well as Bluetooth, both which are included on all GMC Canyon and Chevy Colorado pick-ups. Blind-spot monitors will be a new alternative.
When it takes place sale later in 2015, the 2016 Tacoma will certainly be split right into two body styles– extended and crew cab– as well as 2 engine options, with a selection of rear- or four-wheel drive.
Five trim degrees will certainly compose the version line: fundamental SR, SR5, TRD Sport and TRD Off-Road, as well as Limited. Touching on the Tacoma’s longstanding rep as the go-to vehicle for outdoor sports, the Tacoma will certainly come typical with a GoPro mount at the rearview mirror.
Various other new attributes consist of a securing, damped tailgate; a four-panel folding tonneau cover; Qi cordless asking for; natural leather; a moonroof; push button beginning; dual-zone automatic climate control; and also boosted touchscreen audio controls.
Styling – Inside and Outside look
Early images publisheded by Toyota reveal the Tacoma’s more comprehensive, squarer front end, and a brand-new hexagonal grille. It’s a much more uncluttered look compared to the current Tacoma facelifts have actually provided; the headlights are a clear link to the now-discontinued FJ Cruiser SUV. The boxed as well as buffed fenders offer the vehicle a stronger appearance from the front and also back quarters, yet the taxicab form seems primarily unchanged (no measurements have actually been given to this day).
Toyota credit ratings the Tacoma’s bigger wheel flares as well as taller hood for a tougher appearance; it’s twinned with an interior that shows up a lot boosted over the existing truck’s even more bare-bones initiative that additionally bears some of the stamps of the FJ Cruiser, with rounded air vents and also on some trims, silver-finished trim items that bracket the gauges. It’s much less spartan, however, in the a lot more exceptional trimmings received those very early photos, with natural leather and also soft-touch trim sprucing up the dashboard.
2016 Toyota Tacoma Price
Expect the Tacoma’s price to remain stagnate at its present $20,765 rate. With the Colorado beginning at $20,120 as well as the Canyon at $20,995, the Tacoma has a perfect base MSRP to compete. Five trims will be provided when it takes place sale: SR, SR5, TRD Sport, TRD Off-Road, and also Limited.