Updated: The new 2016 Toyota Tacoma was officially unveiled on its official presentation on the 2015 Detroit Car Show. Small design changes affected on front fascia and rear tailgate of this midsize pickup truck. Interior and powertrain of the new Toyota Tacoma 2016 will receive major updates.
2016 Toyota Tacoma redesign
The 2016 Toyota Tacoma comes with some bigger changes in its design. The main reason for that is because the last time that Tacoma was facelifted was in 2005. Since then it was slightly redesigned. That means that new Toyota pickup truck comes with revamped exterior beside new powertrain. From what was recently presented on Detroit Car Show we can notice that Toyota Tacoma 2016 will have new front fascia borrowed from its bigger cousin, Toyota Tundra. It will come with larger hexagonal grille and new narrow headlight design with projection beam lamps and optional LED Daytime Running Lights. Now it has cleaner, handsome and rugged face. The new tailgate will feature Tacoma badge inserted into sheetmetal and new taillight design. Sideline of the new Toyota Tacoma 2016 remains almost the same as the current model.
The expect that biggest changes will be inside the 2016 Tacoma. The Tacoma’s flagship, Tacoma with Luxury Trim Package, should offer heated multiple-way powered seats, leather upholstery, heated steering wheel, and custom designed interior. It features Smart key with push-button start, Power moonroof, Qi wireless charging, Dual-zone automatic climate control, Blind-spot monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Leather-trimmed seats, Enhanced touchscreen audio and much more.
Toyota Tacoma 2016 specs
Two engines will be available in the new Toyota Tacoma 2016. Base Tacoma will be available with old 2.7-liter 4-cylinder engine while there is a brand-new 3.5-liter Atkinson cycle V-6 engine that is equipped with Toyota’s D-4S technology. Both engines will be available with 6-speed automatic transmission with electronic shift that enables quick and easy shifting. The bigger V-6 engine can also be paired with a new 6-speed manual transmission. New Tacoma with its new powertrain is more powerful and fuel efficient than its predecessors.
The 2016 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road trim level comes with some new technology that improves its off-road characteristics. One of the main novelties is a Multi-Terrain Select system that allows driver to choose different types of terrain like loose rock, mud or sand. It will also feature Hill Start Assist Control (HAC), Active Traction Control, Clutch Start Cancel (manual transmission only), Crawl Control, Automatic Limited Slip and Locking Rear Differential.
2016 Toyota Tacoma release date and price
The new 2016 Toyota Tacoma will probably come to manufacturer lines somewhere in April 2015. The Toyota Company announced that it will open 300 jobs at the Baja California manufacturing facility at that time. The price of the new Toyota Tacoma 2016 will depend on the chosen trim level and the base model will be priced around $21,000 while the higher trim level could have the price up to $30,000.
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