Ever since its 1995 launch, Tacoma gained popularity for it’s off road abilities. With their new 2018 model, Toyota will look to keep this trend going. Some information says that they are aiming to present an entirely new line-up in the next few years. For now it’s clear that this new 2018 Toyota Tacoma will incorporate a different frontal air dam for boosting its gas economic on the road.
2018 Toyota Tacoma – Exterior Specs
2018 Toyota Tacoma exterior will resemble Tundra in some ways. Its frontal aspect will have a hexagonal grille. Distinguished LED lights will flaunt its fascia. Courtesy the changes, its rear and side body will appear more muscular. A black plastic insert will be used to protect it from rubble. Its rear will also have new taillights and sharp indicators.
The previous 16-inch long stock tires are likely to be retained here. There is the word of this new model pinning down in weight. Light weight metals such as aluminium and carbon fiber will be the main pre-requisites employed for its chassis.
Interior will be more durable than luxurious. The 6.1-inch touch display will have rear parking, navigation, USB and Bluetooth connectivity is conventional. However for higher trims, 7-inch touch display could be expected.
Though leather used for its restyled seats is not top quality, it’s pretty soft and comfortable. Its dash is coated with soft plastic, and for other aspects, soft cloth is utilized. Waterproof mats are spread upon the cabin surface to prevent dirt or discomfort from spills. Top quality music systems, and smartphone connectivity will exist will come as standard.
2018 Toyota Tacoma – Engine Option
2018 Toyota Tacoma will use powertrain from its predecessor. However since it comes with improved suspension it will offer better performance.
The stronger mill will be 3.5-liter V6 with a torque of 265 lb-ft and power of 278 HP. It’s mated with a 6 speed auto transmission. Fuel efficiency will be the same as before, that is 18 mpg in the city, 23 mpg on freeways and 20 mpg combined.
The smaller engine is 2.7 liter I4. Matched with 6 speed auto or 5 speed manual gear box it will deliver 160 HP and 180 lb-ft of torque.
Apart these two engines a diesel option could be in higher find trims. It will probably be 5 liter V8 Cummins engine with 310 horsepower and over 500 lb-ft of torque.
Release date and price
As mentioned above, there is still some time left for its release, and exact price figures are unknown. Going with what speculators feel, the price tag of the new Tacoma might be around $17,000 for the base trim. For trims having additional features, the price may go over $30,000.
The new model is likely to hit the market late 2017 or early 2018. The biggest competition will have in models likes of Honda Ridgeline, Chevy Colorado and Nissan Frontier.