2018 Toyota Tacoma Changes Coming Soon

Now, more distant year 2015, Toyota unveiled the redesigned Tacoma pickup model. The promotion was held in Detroit at NAIAS. The presented model was for the 2016 model year. According to available information, the 2018 Toyota Tacoma brings significant improvements and changes. The beginning of the sale is expected soon. More precisely, at the end of 2017, that is, at the beginning of 2018, the new model will find its way to its first customers.

Great expectations are linked to the new version of this great pickup truck models. First of all, there is a TRD pro version, and no less attention is paid to the possible Tacoma Diesel model. Whether rival companies have such a version of the offer, the new Toyota Tacoma Diesel is almost certain.

Design

2017 Tacoma did not bring anything revolutionary in the field of design, compared to the 2016 model. Namely, the 2016 model has undergone major design changes. Its design is based on the new Toyota 4Runner SUV. The design of the vehicle is characterized by a prominent engine compartment of the trapezoidal shape, LED lights, front and rear, and the rear body bumper body with visible “Tacoma” mark.

The interior of the vehicle is enhanced and features richer equipment and advanced systems. Versions of the high trim levels are equipped with leather upholstery and infotainment entertainment with touch screen.

2018 Toyota Tacoma

Toyota Tacoma Diesel

Given that competitive models, the Nissan Frontier, Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon, offer versions with diesel engines, it would not be a surprise that the 2018 Toyota Tacoma Diesel was also marketed. Thus, Tacoma would continue to be an equal competitor to the above-mentioned models.

Under the name Toyota Hilux, the company offers an identical pickup on markets outside of USA and Japan. Toyota Hilux, with diesel engines, is successfully selling in these markets. There have been speculations that Tacoma Diesel will borrow diesel units from “Hilux Brother”. However, the specification and Tier 3 gas emission regulations, diesel engines from Hilux, do not meet US market standards. It is therefore expected that Toyota will develop a new diesel engine that could be found in this model.

New Tacoma 2018 interior

Specs

Competition in the pickup segment, on the US market, is staggering. Toyota strives to be the leader in its class. For this reason, it does not surprise that a huge effort has been made to improve the drive units for this model. In addition, both off-road vehicle characteristics and fuel economy have been improved. Many believe that the 2016 model is brought to perfection.

The 2018 Toyota Tacoma will not change the offer of powertrains. While the former carries over from the previous generation unchanged, the latter offers a significantly improved power output. The less expensive 2.7-liter inline-4 generates 159 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque. Now, the 3.5-liter V6 churns out 278 hp and 265 lb-ft, while returning a slightly better fuel economy. Automatic transmission comes standard, while the manual gearbox is available exclusively with all-wheel drive models.

2018 Toyota Tacoma Price

The base Tacoma is expected to start just over $ 24,000, while the fully equipped version will be priced close to $ 40,000. As for the release date, the 2018 Toyota Tacoma is scheduled to hit the showrooms in the end of 2017 or begin the 2018 year.

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