2016 Toyota Tacoma
This pickup was originally launched in 1995. So far, there are two generations of Tacoma, but that is going to be changed soon. If you consider that current generation was launched in 2005, it seems logical to expect very soon. Toyota busily works on new model and, according to some reliable sources, new Tacoma will come as 2016 year model. This time new model won’t grow up, just it was case with second generation, which became mid-size pickup (original model is compact pickup). Third generation of Toyota Tacoma will have similar dimensions as its predecessor, but it will be different in many aspects.
2016 Toyota Tacoma redesign
New 2016 Toyota Tacoma will get new platform called Kaizen. Although dimensions will be similar to previous model, new one will have longer wheelbase, which will bring improvements in many aspects. New model will be also much lighter, thanks to the use of lightweight materials. This weight reduction will provide better overall performances, especially when it is about fuel economy. Outside, 2016 Tacoma will look much more attractive and modern. Just like its predecessor, it will be available in three body styles – Access Cab, Double Cab and Double Cab Long Bed. Thanks to the longer wheelbase, interior will be more comfortable, with much more legroom for the passengers. More spacious cabin definitely won’t be the only change inside. Interior of 2016 Tacoma will get new modern look and many new features.
2016 Toyota Tacoma engine
So far, we know that two petrol engines will be offered for new pickup. Those are is 4.6 liter 4-cylinder and 5.7 V6. Both engines will use 6-speed automatic transmission which will deliver power to all wheels. However, that’s not all. For many years Toyota plans a diesel variant of this model and this might be a perfect moment for its debut. Since Toyota is one of leaders in hybrid cars industry, some plug-in variant of 2016 Toyota Tacoma is also a realistic option.
2016 Toyota Tacoma release date and price
Precise date of 2016 Toyota Tacoma launch is still unknown, but it will probably be in late 2015. Starting price will somewhere around 20.000 dollars and it will be in a wide range, depending on trim level, body style, engine choice etc.