Toyota Tacoma is a pickup truck which first generation began back in 1995. It is now in its third generation starting with the last year model. The truck itself was already a highly anticipated prior to the official showcase in Detroit, and after that it only got much more exciting.
We are already what to expect on every single release of every new vehicle. Exteriors always get refreshed with new headlights, new grille, new intakes etc. With new technology advances, every generation gets more gadgets and finally every engine gets updated. That is the most interesting thing with new vehicles. Ok, the interior is pretty, exterior looks awesome, but engine is something that can cause mayhem. Let’s talk about reasons.
Exterior of 2016 Toyota Tacoma
The Toyota Tacoma is a very popular line of vehicles, so it doesn’t come as a shock that the 2016 Toyota Tacoma is enjoying this much attention. It is one of the most popular mid size pickup trucks in the North America, which is strange because it is not the American Company. For this, Toyota Tacoma model for 2016, we got new frame, fortified with additional high strength steel, new more sporty grille with claw-like bumper, LED headlights and taillights and slightly higher muscular hood. But, the downsize of such a design is that it’s too much similar to the previous versions of Toyota Tacoma. One change worth mentioning is a lockable tri-fold hard tonneau cover on the back, which was not present on the last incarnations of this vehicle.
Interior Design of 2016 Toyota Tacoma
The look of inside completely destroyed any doubts we had about the direction this vehicle has been headed to. Sporty design is everywhere. 2016 Toyota Tacoma interior is covered with soft wrapped trim with metallic details, full leather seats (heated and ventilated), Qi wireless charging, smart key push button engine start, moonroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, high tech audio system and a blind spot monitor. Every single gadget and equipment depends on the trim level. On the top of all, sound isolation is better than ever before.
Engine Options and Fuel Efficiency
Engine wise, it will come in two versions. One is based on a 3.5 liter Atkinson cycle V6 engine with both port and direct fuel injection. The power output hasn’t been revealed yet, but we can assume that it will get somewhere around 280 horsepower. The second version comes with 2.7 liter already present in many other trucks, which also doesn’t have any information about the power output. Judging by the technology implemented in the 2016 Toyota Tacoma’s engine, it is pretty obvious that is going to provide all the buyers with some serious mileage (At last 24 mpg).
In general, fuel efficiency is not the primary goal for the manufacturers of this kind of vehicles. But the time has come to think about the future. Main reason can be future, green energy, lower emissions etc. On the other hand, the main reason for making engines with lower fuel consumption, can be only a marketing move, aiming towards the other kind of buyers. Who else would choose a smaller vehicle over bigger, in case the two of them have the same fuel consumption levels and the, or similar price.
Release Date and Price
There are some indications about the 2016 Toyota Tacoma release date. Just indications and rumors and nothing else. Judging by those rumors the 2016 Toyota Tacoma is going to be released at the end of 2015 or the beginning of 2016. Price is also not specified but we can expect it to cost around 18,000 dollars for base option and as much as 30,000 dollars for the premium model. There are no official announcements about the future models. Hybrid and diesel engines are in plan for most manufacturers, and it will not come as a surprise if 2016 Toyota Tacoma Diesel, one day see the light of the day (at the beginning of 2017 for example).