Tacoma is one of the most selling pickup trucks across the US and it has already made quite a name in the pickup truck segment. With sales figures soaring high in the current financial period, Toyota plans to revamp this vehicle and tweak its features to the extent of competing with its Chevy and Ford rivals. The new 2018 Toyota Tacoma might come with an improved 4-cylinder engine which is already quite powerful.
This new truck will come with new sets of safety features and new hues. Although it promises to be one of the largest selling pickups, Tacoma falls behind by few degrees to F-150. Toyota plans to redesign this vehicle probably for its 2019 model completely. So car enthusiasts can expect considerable changes.
2018 Toyota Tacoma – under the hood
2018 Toyota Tacoma might feature a competitive diesel engine. New a 2.3 liters diesel four-cylinders turbocharged engine can be expected. It will produce more than 220 HP and more than 300 lb-ft of torque. PHP
Experts believe that this vehicle may also come with a 2.7-liter four cylinder petrol engine. This mill might produce about 159 HP and 180 lb-ft of torque. Toyota intends to compete with Chevy and Ford by giving this vehicle a tighter powertrain. This vehicle is chiefly aimed to tow and haul loads, and Toyota leaves no stones unturned for making this fuel efficient towing vehicle.
The top trim model will have 3.5-litrer V6 engine under the hood. It delivers a maximum of about 278 HP and 270 lb-ft of torque. With greater power comes the ability to tow more and this V6 mill will be able to carry loads of up to 6800 lbs. it will be mated to a 8-speed automatic transmission while the lower trims will come with six-speed auto gearbox.
Toyota Tacoma 2018 will be available in many trims each aimed for customers with different styling and powertrain combinations. Although the standard version of this vehicle is an RWD, higher TRD Sport and TRD off road will appear as AWD vehicles chiefly to make it an off-road vehicle.
Exterior and Interior
Not many changes are expected as far as looks are concerned. However, Toyota has planned to make smaller changes to its exterior. This will probably aim to make it visually more muscular and likely to increase its sales. The diesel version will host large air intake just below the bumpers. The V6 model comes with larger bumpers to allow heat to dissipate.
2018 Toyota Tacoma will look quite appealing even from its interior. Passengers are promised maximum comfort although with lesser leg and headroom. Selected models will come with automatic sunroofs. The SR trim will likely be featuring 16-inch alloy wheels and sliding rear windows. The refurbished Tacoma falls short of features when compared to F-150, but Toyota promises an improved infotainment for passengers on-board.
Price and Release Dates
Potential car enthusiasts can expect 2018 Toyota Tacoma by November 2017. The base model will be priced at $25,000. Higher off-road versions may come with a figure of up to $39,735.