At the unveiling of the all-new 2016 Toyota Tacoma one member of the lineup was missing – the TRD PRO edition. While Toyota showed off two different TRD offerings, there was no mention of the ultimate TRD PRO. What does the future look like for the TRD PRO? Is it dead, a one-year wonder? Maybe. Maybe not.
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Earlier this week, the all-new 2016 Toyota Tacoma was unveiled at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, MI. While it doesn’t hit all the marks Toyota fans were clamoring for, it hits many of them.
With just a few days until the official unveiling at the 2015 North American International Auto Show, Toyota released a select group of 2016 Toyota Tacoma Limited photos and invited a handful of journalists to a special photo opportunity. Here are all the photos currently of the new 2016 Toyota Tacoma.
Toyota has released a second teaser photo of the 2016 Toyota Tacoma and Automobile Magazine got its hands on some spy photos. Here is what we have.(More …)
A particular Tacoma has been getting a lot of attention on the Internet thanks to an emotion evoking video produced by Total Chaos Fabrication that features their new 2014 Tacoma 4×4 project ripping through the red desert of Moab, Utah. (More …)
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Toyota has released a teaser image of the new 2016 Tacoma coming to the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Mi. The image shows just the rear and a new Tacoma stamping. This is really similar to what Toyota did on the new Tundra.
The new truck will be unveiled on January 12, 2015. Tacomahq.com editor Tim Esterdahl will be at the show and the reveal.
UPDATE: Toyota confirmed with us the truck will be unveiled at the show.
The latest internet buzz is a brand-new 2016 Toyota Tacoma is coming to the 2015 Detroit Auto Show in January. Toyota seems to have finally invested in the older truck. Here is what we know and what you can expect.
New Truck Will Debut
Toyota confirmed to us via email that the truck will be shown at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show.
Several Sources are saying Bill Fay, general manager of the Toyota brand, said a new Tacoma will be unveiled at the show. Most sources are pointing to this quote:
“With the new entries coming in, the market should expand,” Bill Fay, general manager of the Toyota division said.
The quote comes from a Toyota event. Other sources are saying the marketers at the event told reporters a new Tacoma will be unveiled.
New Truck Spotted
While no other details have been released. We do have a spy photo and past experience to help us theorize on what the new truck will be like.
If the truck is unveiled in Detroit, the timing seems about right. We mean, typically spy photographers take pictures of a new vehicle testing months before an unveil. Spy photos of a new truck were taken this summer.
Also, at the Denver auto show, we were told Toyota was working on a new model. Our source didn’t have an idea on timing, but he said point blank they were working on it.
New and Improved Tacoma?
While the news of a new Tacoma leads many to wild speculation like an entirely new look, diesel engine option and drastically improved fuel economy, this will likely not be the case. Sorry to temper the enthusiasm, but let’s look at what will likely be improved.
Based on the spy photos and seeing how they improved the Tundra and Camry, we can reasonably expect the new truck to have a brand new interior with larger infotainment screens and new dash gauges. There will also be work done to make it more ergonomic and there will be an increase in total cabin space.
On the outside, we think the truck will feature a new grill, new front bumper and overall a more aggressive look. This would continue the trend of the Tundra. It makes sense for them to do the same.
The powertrain will likely be carried over with improvements like a six-speed transmission and direct injection. Also, we may see active grille shutters and more advanced light-weight steel added to the frame to cut weight. These improvements will likely lead to better fuel economy in the range of 2-3 MPGs. This would make a lot of sense considering the current Tacoma’s EPA rating is about 2-3 MPGs less than the new Chevy Colorado/GMC Canyon.
While we have tempered enthusiasm for all sorts of things to be included in a new Toyota Tacoma, we know Toyota is much more likely to make a small investment rather than a radical shift.
Stay tuned to Tacomahq.com as we cover the 2015 Detroit Auto Show.
Motor Trend recently compared the new Chevy Colorado to the Tacoma and the Nissan Frontier, and here’s what they found:
- The new Colorado’s interior is roomy and luxurious in comparison to the Tacoma and Frontier
- The new Colorado rides nicer than the Tacoma
- The new Colorado is the most car-like truck of the group, and therefore the “best” truck in the group
First, congrats to Chevy for winning this comparison. Second, here’s why truck comparisons from most “auto experts” come up short. (More …)