On January 12, the all-new Toyota Tacoma finally made its appearance at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. We have been waiting for the Toyota Tacoma debut for months and are incredibly excited by what we saw.
Toyota engineers started rebuilding the Tacoma from scratch. For starters, it has a new, high-strength steel frame that not only will make the Tacoma stronger, but will reduce its weight, too. A retuned suspension will also make the midsize truck smoother on paved roads and more capable off of them.
“For the past 50 years adventure-seeking Americans have relied on Toyota trucks to take them places, on and off-road,” said Bill Fay, group vice president & general manager, Toyota Division, in a statement. “The all-new homegrown Tacoma is a tough truck designed, developed and built for lifestyles of the young and young-at-heart.”
Powering the new Tacoma will be a choice of two engines—a 2.7-liter four-cylinder and a segment-first 3.5-liter V6 with both direct and port fuel injection. These engines both come with six-speed automatic transmissions.
As for styling, the Tacoma was designed to look and feel like a well-trained athlete. Up front you’ll see a chiseled hex grille similar to the larger Tundra pickup and then large wheel flares and a more muscular hood.
The all-new 2016 Toyota Tacoma will be coming to Bill Walsh Toyota later this year.