2015 NAIAS Live - 2016 Toyota Tacoma

13/01/2015 - 16:41 | ,  ,   | Paranjay Dutt

Powered by a new 3.5-litre V6 engine.

Toyota has introduced the 2016 Tacoma pickup truck at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show. With muscular design, use of lighter but stronger materials, and inclusion of a new 3.5-litre V6 which runs on Atkinson cycle, the 2016 Tacoma has a lot going for it.

2016 Toyota Tacoma front at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show

Starting with the looks: Aggressive styling is enhanced by the tall stance, presence of LED daytime running lights, flared wheel arches, and chunky wheels mounted on wheel sizes ranging from 16 to 18 inches.

2016 Toyota Tacoma front three quarter at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show

On the inside, the Tacoma comes loaded with features like wireless charging, dual zone climate control, touchscreen-enabled audio system, blind-spot monitor, push-button start, and leather trimmed seats.

2016 Toyota Tacoma interior at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show

The feature list also includes projector headlamps, lowering mechanism for the tailgate which prevents it from slamming down, driver aids like traction control and crawl control - the latter lets the vehicle accelerate/brake on its own at speeds up to 5 mph.

2016 Toyota Tacoma rear at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show

Both 4x2 and 4x4 versions will be available in a total of five grades. Engine options include a 2.7 litre 4-cylinder unit and a new 3.5-litre V6. Both consume petrol, while the latter is new and is based on the Atkinson cycle instead of the conventional Otto cycle of internal combustion. A 6-speed automatic gearbox comes standard while the V6 can also be specced with a manual.

2016 Toyota Tacoma - Press Release

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