2016 Toyota Tacoma Diesel news and release

The test mule of 2016 Toyota Tacoma was spotted in the desert, and those spy shots revealed some changes we can expect from the upcoming model. Toyota didn’t prepare any major makeover, but rather a refresh of the popular pick-up truck. There is much info about what can we expect from the upcoming Tacoma, but there is actually only few info that are reliable and make sense.

2016 Toyota Tacoma Front

2016 Toyota Tacoma changes

The intensity of changes is hard to assume due to fact that it is heavily camouflaged, since Japanese producers takes care about keeping these things secret. The platform of the upcoming Tacoma will not be changed completely, but will be modified version of the current architecture. However, some sources indicate that Toyota may decide to focus on double cab model, and that its regular cab version may be left out from the line-up.

Exterior design changes are not known yet, but seem like 2016 Toyota Tacoma will receive quite a refresh, if it is to be believed to certain rumors. Spy shots don’t reveal much, thanks to the camouflage. However seems like front end will be altered, and that Tacoma’s overall appearance will benefit from it. Its body lines will be sharper and interior will be more luxurious. 2016 Toyota Tacoma interior will have most resemblance with the current Tundra model.

2016 Toyota Tacoma Rear

2016 Toyota Tacoma engine

When it comes to performance of new Tacoma, transmissions will probably be upgraded. The engine choice are not known, since there available information give opposite conclusions. According to our info, Tacoma will continue to offer both I-4 and V-6 engines, while we can expect a replacement, in order to enhance the fuel economy.

Current, 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine with 159 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque will remain base option. However it will feature transmission change. Stronger V6 power unit is a 4.0-liter V6 with an output of 236 hp and 266 lb-ft of torque.

Four- and five-speed automatic transmissions will be replaced with either five-speed manual or automatic with same number of gears. This will improve Tacoma’s fuel economy rates, so we believe that Japanese producer will keep the engine line-up, and perhaps add some power-boosting technologies. 2016 Tacoma will also continue to offer both rear and all wheel drive.

2016 Toyota Tacoma Interior

2016 Toyota Tacoma rivals, price and release

Tacoma is in constant rivalry with Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon. These models are the biggest rivals in this automotive segment, and are the biggest inspiration for one another, when it comes to their changes and innovations. As an alternative, Tacoma’s buyers can also check Nissan Frontier, which offer similar performances as mentioned models.

The release date is expected during the fall next year, probably sometime during October or November, while its price should stay around $23,000.

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