Countless fans all around the globe have been complaining about the laziness of Toyota – they claim it’s been too long of a wait for a proper Toyota Tacoma redesign. True. But, let’s talk cold facts. Ever since Tacoma got its new look and power train back in 2005, it has been one of the biggest players in the pickup truck sector, and never really gave up that position, while others went into dark. The brand got bigger and stronger, gaining more respect and trust every year. Ok, so, over the last ten years, Tacoma never really changed, but, luckily for us, in 2016 Toyota is gonna make some adjustments to the brand. For real, this time. You can see more about 2016 Tacoma at the official web site.
Old School Victory
Everybody knows Toyota’s play: extreme secrecy and minimum leaks. So, there was no new 2016 Toyota Tacoma news for a while, but, in Detroit, the company showed its precious beauty in full glory. Just in time to show all the other contestants that the №1 spot is for Tacoma to take.
That doesn’t mean that the Japanese are gonna make magic happen, and strike the market with a big revolution. The 2016 Tacoma isn’t gonna change the automobile industry. No, Toyota will, probably, still dominate the segment, but with good old tried and true approach: stability, reliability, comfort, and style – that’s all it’s gonna take for Toyota to win.
Evolution vs Revolution
If you’re looking for 2016 Toyota Tacoma news, you came to the right place. We’re about to reveal all there is to know about this car – jump in. So, to be fair, the amount of work done on the 2016 Tacoma is impressive, but, at the same time, much of the changes are made to the appearance and what’s under the hood. Sure, new looks, plus tons of really cool tech features are great for a new edition of an old model, but, that’s not a revolution – not even close. With that said, there is a lot to say about the unique approach Toyota took with this brand new Tacoma.
Even though the suspension and frame look almost like in the previous model, every little detail was redesigned and modified to get more power, rigidity, and usability. The frame is made of high-strength and super-high-strength steel. Suspensions have also been reconsidered for performance and grit.
Engine of 2016 Toyota Tacoma
Nothing special here: same old 2.7l 4-cyl engine, but, Tacoma will offer a 3.5 V-6, that can provide more HP and better fuel consumption. By the way, this is the first Toyota pick up to have an Atkinson-cycle engine. The onboard computer will shift between two fuel injection patterns, depending on the situation. Furthermore, you got two 6-speed transmissions – manual and automatic.
At this moment, everybody knows that main 2016 Toyota Tacoma news are about the interior. To say the least, the engineers did a marvelous job. Pretty much everything about the cabin looks and feels great – that wasn’t the case before. They added a whole lot of new techy things, including a new dash board, high-quality sound-absorbing system (a big issue before), climate control, alarm system, and more. With cabs, you still got three to choose from: standard, cab, double cab, and the Access Cab. And finally, Tacoma 2016 will offer 5 trim levels.
No word on the price yet. But, it’s expected to be roughly the same as for the 2015 version. The launch is slated for this Spring.
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