For the past ten years, the Toyota Tacoma has dominated the streets, the trails and the compact pickup truck segment as America’s best-selling compact truck. Ten years apparently wasn’t enough for Toyota engineers, however, so for the upcoming model year they have unleashed the all-new 2016 Toyota Tacoma. With growing competition from models like the Chevy Colorado, Toyota has taken the Tacoma to another level and rebuilt it inside and out with an all new power platform and enhanced suspension. One thing is certain, the 2016 Toyota Tacoma near Springfield, MA is built for complete and total domination and we can’t wait for it to be released at Gale Toyota in the fall of 2015.
Built from the ground up, the all-new Toyota Tacoma employs high-strength steel for a more rigid frame, while ultra-high strength steel was integrated into the body via a hot stamping process to reduce curb weight. The strength of the frame and body is reflected by a more muscular design that is shared with the full-size Toyota Tundra. A rugged, aggressive exterior style begins with a bold, signature hexagonal grille and continues with a high-lift image, which is amplified by strong wheel flares. High-tech headlights and LED daytime running lights add to the predatory demeanor of the new Tacoma as well and the hardcore design of the Tacoma continues with a stamped Tacoma logo on the tailgate.
If you like the exterior of the all-new 2016 Toyota Tacoma, then you will love interior. While the exterior delivers an unquestionably athletic design, the interior offers a reprieve from the dirt, dust and mud of the trail. A new “handlebar” dashboard design puts more focus on the driver than past editions and that concept is reflected even more by premium materials, metallic accents and innovative features. New to the 2016 Tacoma drivers will find: Qi wireless charging, Smart Key with push-button start, leather seats, a power moonroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, enhanced touch screen audio as well as advanced crash-preventions safety features.
Designed to dominate the trails, the new Toyota Tacoma employs an enhanced four-wheel drive system that has all of the features you require to go off-roading. The newest addition to the Tacoma’s off-road arsenal is a Multi-Terrain Select system, so drivers can customize their off-road experience. But, what fun is going off-road if there is no one to share it with? Toyota designers have fixed that problem too, adding a standard GoPro® mount by the rearview mirror, so you can record all of the mud-slingin’ mayhem.
Scheduled to be released in the fall of 2015, the 2016 Toyota Tacoma near Springfield, MA is even more exciting due to an upgraded engine lineup. Standard Toyota Tacoma models will now feature a refined 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine that should deliver improved power and fuel economy numbers. Four-cylinder Tacoma variants will employ a standard, more efficient six-speed automatic transmission. Headlining the 2016 Toyota Tacoma’s power lineup is an all-new, class-exclusive 3.5-liter Atkinson cycle V-6 that features Toyota’s innovative D-4S technology, which includes both direct and port fuel injection. With this new six-cylinder power core under the hood, the new Tacoma will be the most powerful and fuel efficient ever offered. V-6-powered Tacoma models are paired with your choice between a six-speed automatic or six-speed manual transmission. Stay tuned in to the Gale Toyota Blog for updated information on the official power and fuel economy ratings.