The All-New 2016 Toyota Tacoma
The new 2016 Tacoma was primarily developed by the Toyota engineering team at Toyota Technical Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Starting with the frame, they added high strength steel to enhance rigidity and overall strength. Ultra-high strength steel was integrated into the body shell using a new hot stamping process that reduces weight.
To create a truck to meet the needs of active drivers on a variety of tamed and untamed surfaces, the suspension was fine-tuned to help deliver a smoother on-road ride, while making it even more capable off-road.
The new Tacoma will be powered by a 2.7 l inline 4 engine and an all-new, 3.5 l Atkinson cycle V6 featuring both direct and port fuel injection.
Both engines will be paired to a new 6-speed automatic transmission with electronic shift delivering quick and easy shifting. The V6 can also be mated to a new 6-speed manual transmission. The new powertrain makes the Tacoma more powerful and fuel efficient than ever before.
The new Tacoma shares big brother Tundra’s more chiseled face, with a hex grille.
The front end portrays an aggressive attitude with its bold upper grille and a taller, more muscular hood. Mounted high above the clamp-shaped bumper sits slim, high technology headlights that feature projection beam lamps with available LED Daytime Running Lights.
From behind, the new locking tailgate features an integrated spoiler for improved aerodynamics. The tailgate also adds an easy lowering feature. The new Tacoma is available with a tri-fold hard tonneau cover for securing gear when you’re away from the truck.
In addition to offering more premium features, Toyota engineers also made the new Tacoma quieter than ever. To accomplish this, all seals were enhanced and a multi-layer acoustic windshield and sound-absorbing headliner were added. Finally, a floor silencer pad further reduces road noise.
Tacoma is assembled in San Antonio, Texas, and in Baja California, Mexico.
Source: Toyota Canada Inc.
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