2017 Toyota Tacoma Release Date
The 2016 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck was premiered at the 2015 NAIAS in Detroit. The model came with a noticeably revised exterior design and several substantial improvements. Immediately after its launch, the 2016 Tacoma started receiving a lot of praise from car critics. That didn’t end debates on various forums concerning the upcoming 2017 model. The 2017 Toyota Tacoma is scheduled to arrive in late 2016. However, it remains to be seen to what extent this model will differ from the 2016 version.
2017 Toyota Tacoma Redesign
The 2017 Toyota Tacoma will be based on the recently revealed 2016 Tacoma. This vehicle features an exterior styling inspired mostly by the Toyota 4Runner SUV. Some of its most striking cues include a trapezoidal front grille, front and rear LED light clusters as well as a rear bumper in body paint fitted with a Tacoma badge. As for the cabin, it gets a number of technological enhancements. The interior design is enhanced with lots of metallic accents, circular air vents and Go Pro camera fitted on the windscreen as part of the standard equipment. The upper trim levels offer leather upholstery and infotainment system equipped with a touchscreen.
Being thoroughly revised for the 2016 model year, the 2017 Toyota Tacoma is not very likely to come with any revolutionary changes. On the other hand, the technological features in the automotive industry are being enhanced constantly. That leaves some room for potential tweaks on the 2017 Tacoma pickup.
2017 Toyota Tacoma Specs
Toyota is determined to become the leading automaker when it comes to mid-size pickup trucks. The recent updates of the 2016 Tacoma model further corroborated these intentions. Of course, the 2017 Toyota Tacoma will inherit all of these enhancements that set new standards in the mid-size truck segment. In adition to the aforementioned changes, the vehicle’s off-road abilities have been improved significantly.
The Tacoma’s fuel economy has been enhanced as well. The 2017 Toyota Tacoma will use the same two excellent gasoline engines that power the 2016 model. Also, the 2017 Tacoma will be fitted with the new 6-speed automatic transmission. The less powerful engine is a 2.7-liter four-cylinder unit. For those who opt for more power, there will be a 3.5-liter V6 engine. This powerplant will be paired with a 6-speed manual transmission.
2017 Toyota Tacoma Diesel
One of the potential innovations that could be offered by the Japanese company is a new diesel engine. Demand for diesel-powered mid-size pickup trucks has been rising steadily. Most of the Tacoma’s competitors, such as the GMC Canyon, Chevrolet Colorado and Nissan Frontier, have already been fitted with diesel powerplants. What is more, the Toyota Hilux pickup offers two diesel engines outside the US and Japan. We know now for sure that the 2016 Tacoma won’t come with a diesel option under its hood. It is due to the fact that the Hilux’s engine specifications don’t meet the US standards. Also, the engine doesn’t meet the Tier 3 regulations of the CO2 emissions. Most of the Tacoma fans, however, hope that Toyota could develop a brand new diesel engine to find its place under the hood of the 2017 Toyota Tacoma Diesel.
2017 Tacoma Price
The 2017 Toyota Tacoma pickup is expected to stay in the same price range as the 2016 model. In case the idea about the 2017 Tacoma Diesel comes to fruition, its price might come slightly higher. The rest of the Tacoma family should retain its current pricing.