2016 Toyota Tacoma Diesel engine, release date, news

Seems like tough competitors forced Japanese producer to launch a new generation with its 2016 Toyota Tacoma. This extremely popular mid-size pick-up truck will be redesigned for upcoming model year, with changes that will affect almost every segment of it. General Motors recently revealed its redesigned GMC Canyon and Chevy Colorado, which speeded up generation switch of Tacoma pick-up.

2016 Toyota Tacoma Front

2016 Toyota Tacoma exterior and interior

Both exterior and interior of the model will be changed. Spy photographers managed to caught 2016 Tacoma out in the desert, and based on those spy shots we got a confirmation that Japanese auto producers aims to change various things. New, 2016 Toyota Tacoma will be built on almost the same platform as before. The undercarriage that will be used is an upgraded version of the current one, and this switch will only bring couple of improvements, but not drastic.

Inside, new Tacoma will offer better materials, more functionality and updated equipment. Unlike its earlier variants, 2016 Toyota Tacoma will not offer the Regular Cab version, which was left out a year ago. Access Cab which is an extended cab and Double Cab (crew cab) are now only available options, with addition of TRD Pro variant.

Exact changes of exterior and interior are not possible to name, but they will be visible. Interior will be better equipped and upholstered with better materials. Exterior will feature majority of its changes on the front end, while its body shape and rear styling will not be affected much.

2016 Toyota Tacoma Interior

2016 Toyota Tacoma engine and fuel economy

Under the hood of 2016 Toyota Tacoma will be placed same engines as before. The performance upgrade will, however, come from transmission switch. Toyota used to offer automatic transmissions with either four or five speeds, while 2016 model year brings in couple more additional gears. Both manual and automatic transmission choices will be available, and it will have same numbers of gears-6. Transmissions will shift the power of the engine to either rear or all wheels.

Standard engine placed under the hood of latest Tacoma is a 2.7-liter 4-cylinder engine which is capable to deliver 159 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque. Optional engine or more powerful one is a 4.0-liter V6 which returns 236 horsepower and 266 lb-ft of torque.

Potential and most talked about reinforcement in 2016 Tacoma’s performance is additions of a diesel unit. According to some sources Japanese automaker may introduce 2.8-liter Duramax diesel power unit for its latest Tacoma. However this info is still unconfirmed, so its producer may decide to leave diesel unit out of the engine line-up.

2016 Toyota Tacoma Side

2016 Toyota Tacoma price and release

Redesigned 2016 Toyota Tacoma will arrive onto the market probably during the fall next year, 2015. Toyota didn’t make any official statement yet, but some reliable sources claim that this mid-size pick-up truck will not be available before that time, but also that precise date is not available. Price of the model will not be much higher than the current one, so expect new Tacoma to be available at price of $21,000 – $22,000 for base, Access Cab version.

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