The 2016 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road is mid size pickup truck which is produced by the Japanese manufacturer, Toyota. Toyota announced in December 2014 that the 2016 Tacoma will mark the start of the third generation for the pickup truck line.
2016 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro changes
The new Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro 2016 truck has been remodeled inside out. The exterior body will be made of high-strength hot-stamped steel, which makes it very sturdy and rigid, while also reducing its weight a bit. Now let’s talk about the front. The Tacoma Off-Road features a higher hood with a bold and aggressive upper grille. Underneath the grille is a narrow air intake with fog lamps on its extreme sides. Above the fog lamps are the high-tech LED daytime-running headlamps. Due to these designs, the front looks wider. Out back, the same widened look is present. The rear features an integrated spoiler with the TACOMA logo stamped on it. The trailer wiring has also been relocated and is now seen near the license plate area. As for the wheels, the Tacoma will feature 4 different wheel designs ranging from 16 inch to 18 inch in size.
Toyota Tacoma Pro 2016 Interior
The interior for 2016 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro pickup truck is focused and made to be “driver oriented” with what Toyota calls a “handle-bar” theme. The theme is followed throughout the instrument panel. The cabin will also feature soft touch material and metallic accents which will give off a luxurious look. Other interior features would be leather trim seats, Qi wireless charging, a smart key, a power moon-roof and dual zone climate control (automatic).
New Toyota Tacoma TRD 2016 Engine, Horsepower
The 2016 Toyota Tacoma Pro will feature a 2.7 liter 4C as its base engine. The other engine option will be a 3.7 liter Atkinson Cycle, V-6 engine which is also equipped with direct injection and D-4S Toyota tech. The 3.7 liter is the replacement for the 4.0 liter which was offered with the previous model. Toyota did not give out any specific data regarding the engine output, but it’s obvious to expect a 236+ horsepower. Six speed automatic transmission will be equipped with both the engines as standard, but the option to switch from automatic to manual is only given to the 3.7 liter.
Thanks to the Multi-Terrain Select system, the new Toyota Tacoma 2016 will even be able to drive “Off the Road”. The driver can select different types of modes such as mud, loose rock snow or sand, making the truck able to drive on different kinds of terrains and paths. As for the safety features, Toyota didn’t announce many (except for blind spot monitoring and rear cross traffic alerts), but it is understandable that the truck will be equipped with all the standard features which are necessary for safer driving.
Release Date and Price
The official release date has not yet been announced but Toyota did announce that the model will go up for production this summer and will reach the dealerships till fall, 2015. The price however, will range around the 20 thousand dollar mark.
The new Tacoma Off-Road is the best type of truck for those who like to haul loads and who just love to drive, any place, anywhere and at any time.
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2016 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro pictures