Toyota Details New 2016 Tacoma Pickup Truck

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Are you as excited about the 2016 Tacoma as we are!? Here at Universal Toyota, we know the value of quality and finesse…which is why Toyota has rebuilt the beloved Tacoma to make it a better, smoother, more efficient way to travel. We can’t wait!

After a slew of photos made it on the web, Toyota finally revealed the new Tacoma at the Detroit Auto Show today.

Toyota says the 2016 Tacoma has been “rebuilt inside and out” featuring an all-new powertrain, updated suspension parts, and new tech features to bring the mid-size truck up to date as it sets out to compete against GM and itsnew Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon models.

Beginning with the Tacoma’s frame, Toyota says it added high strength steel to enhance rigidity and overall strength, while ultra-high strength steel was integrated into the body shell using a new hot stamping process to reduce weight.

The truck’s suspension was re-tuned with Toyota claiming that it offers “a smoother on-road ride, while making it even more capable off-road”.

Power comes from a 2.7-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine carried over from the outgoing model and an all-new 3.5-liter Atkinson cycle V6 equipped with Toyota’s D-4S technology, featuring both direct and port fuel injection. Toyota hasn’t given out any performance numbers yet.

Both engines will be linked to a new six-speed automatic transmission with electronic shift, while the bigger V6 will also be available with a six-speed manual gearbox.

On the outside, the new Tacoma has a more contemporary, chiseled appearance, while the interior has been modernized with a brand new dashboard featuring an electronically controlled, dual-zone air-conditioning system and a large touchscreen for the infotainment system.

Other notable features include a new tri-fold hard tonneau cover for securing gear, Blind-spot monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Smart key with push-button start and Qi wireless charging.

This is the Face of Toyota’s All-New 2016 Tacoma

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Is anyone else out there excited for the 2016 Tacoma! Here at Universal Toyota we can’t wait to see, drive, and explore in 2016 Tacoma!

After showing the tail of the 2016 Tacoma last week, Toyota has now brought the head of its all-new pickup truck into the spotlight.

The front-end shares some familiar styling traits with the
latest 4Runner SUV, albeit executed in a more rugged fashion.

Official details remain thin and the only thing we know for sure is that the next generation Tacoma will have its world premiere at the Detroit Auto Show in January.

“The all-new 2016 Tacoma will be ready to once again set the benchmark for midsize pickup performance,” Toyota said in a statement. “Backed by a heritage of unwavering capability, an unbreakable attitude and new, rugged tech, Tacoma’s off-road prowess is more formidable than ever.”

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Toyota Tacoma 2015 redesign in photos

Changes are on its way for the Toyota Tacoma! Check out the link to see tons of pictures and a video detailing the differences. You asked for them and we listened! And if you don’t want to wait until 2015 to get yours, come to Universal Toyota to see what 2014s we have in stock!

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