2016 Toyota Tacoma will suffer major redesign, since new model year will mark the beginning of the new generation. Major changes will be made on both styling and performance of popular pickup truck. Already long overdue its generation switch, Tacoma was expected to be redesigned for couple of years now, and it finally came to realization. 2016 Tacoma release is expected during the second half of 2015, while it is expected to go on sale by the end of the same year.
2016 Toyota Tacoma changes
New Tacoma was spotted recently in the desert during the towing tests. However, Japanese manufacturer make sure to keep it as secret as possible since the test mule had pretty extensive camouflage on. 2016 Toyota Tacoma will bring the platform change, but it will be modified architecture of the current one. Exterior alterations will definitely include some revised front parts, in order to make the outdated pick-up desirable again. Additional exterior paint, new front grill and bumpers, slightly revised headlights are all part of expected changes for the new-generation Tacoma.
Interior of the 2016 Toyota Tacoma seems to be the focus of this redesign. Its upholstery, materials and features are all upgraded. Toyota will also include some of high-tech features in order to face its competitors, such as Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon. According to some rumors, Toyota may cut the production of the Regular Cab version, so 2016 Tacoma could be available only in a Double Cab version.
2016 Toyota Tacoma performance
This major redesign will not only include the appearance and feature enhancements of the model, since Toyota will, most likely include some interesting engine options into the offer. Rumor has it that 2016 Toyota Tacoma will be packed with diesel power unit. If the stories about this reinforcement are true, this means that Toyota heard complains and demands of its customers, who are talking about this option for a while now.
Potential diesel unit could be a 4.5-liter V8 twin turbodiesel that produces 261 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque. Petrol engine options include 4.6- liter 4-cylinder and 5.6-liter V6 engines. Transmission choices will include 6-speed manual and automatic, as well as front- and all-wheel drive options. Fuel economy should be enhanced, especially for 2016 Tacomas with diesel power units, but in the others too, since modified platform brings small weight reduction, which could influence the 2016 Toyota Tacoma efficiency.
2016 Toyota Tacoma price
Pricing specs are not revealed, since it is still too early to speak about it, but we do not expect major difference compared to last year model. In fact, 2016 Tacoma pick-up truck should stay in price range between $20,000 and $30,000 depending on equipment and version you opt for.