All-New Tacoma Coming to Virginia
There is no doubt that 2016 will be a very competitive year for the midsize truck segment, and even with all the loyal buyers of Toyota Tacoma trucks, Toyota did have to make a few changes to be able to stay ahead. Drivers got a glimpse of the 2016 Tacoma when the company showed it at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show. The design is similar, but changes have been made to the engine, transmission, and suspension of the Tacoma. Those changes will make the truck very different in the upcoming years.
There are some style changes that you will notice on the newer models, starting with the hexagonal grille and squarer and broader front end. The headlights are similar to the old FJ Cruiser SUV, and the truck does look stronger from every angle. The interior has also seen some changes that take the Tacoma from a truck that gave you the bare necessities to one that looks better and includes more of the bells and whistles that people expect today. If you do decide that you like a more premium design, then you will discover a new dashboard with softer materials to improve the look and feel even more.
As far as performance goes, there is little that we know as of right now; the EPA figures and power output have not yet been published. What Toyota has said is that the 2016 Tacoma will be better both on pavement and off-road. Fuel economy should be boosted thanks to the current 3.6-liter V6 that has direct injection and runs on a lean-burn Atkinson cycle.
Toyota promises a lot of great things for the Tacoma in the future, but as of right now it is already a great midsize truck. To see the current lineup and to learn more about the future of the Tacoma, those in Manassas, Virginia, should talk to the friendly professionals at Miller Toyota.