It is imperative to note that Toyota has been building pint-size trucks since the ‘50s. The Toyota Tacoma has in technicality been around since 1995 while the Hilux made a debut in North America in 1968. With time the trucks have achieved Camry-like interior and exterior design, a robust powerful four wheel drive system and a stout pair of engine which have brought huge sales to the Japan based manufacturer. The third generation Toyota Tacoma and Toyota Hilux will receive major 2016 upgrade. Here we have some interesting 2016 Toyota Trucks.
2016 Toyota Trucks Exterior
The 2016 Toyota Tacoma will look pretty cool with the front fascia receiving a major update and a bold grill, larger fenders as well as Cheshire Cat lower air intake also the tail gate will have a distinct sharp looking Tacoma budge embedded in it. For the Toyota Hilux it will be more certain be different in order to keep up with its arch rival Amarok. It will also have longer, taller and slightly wider approach and departure angles thanks to a new bumper redesign.
2016 Toyota Trucks Interior
The 2016 Toyota Tacoma will feature a handle bar design theme feature which is modern in its class while also having a driver focused deign instrument panel. Several updates have been made possible which include but not limited to Qi equipped devices, Qi wireless charging station, a power moon roof, leather trimmed seats, dual zone climate controls, blind spot monitoring, Entune touch screen, smart key activated doors and ignitions as well as Rear Cross Traffic Alert. For the 2016 Toyota Hilux there will be a handful of changes made to the exteriors. The dash board layout will remain mostly intact while the differences will be on the equipment as well as materials used. The base model will feature things like: an audio system, an automatic climate control system and a trip computer. For comparison purposes expect more features on 2016 Toyota Tacoma than on 2016 Toyota Hilux.
2016 Toyota Trucks Engine
The 2016 Toyota Hilux engine will be carried over from its predecessors but will also have a new diesel engine based on the newly advanced Cummins five litre V8 which will be a 2.8 L capable of producing 160 HP and approximately 300 pounds of torque. This represents more torque and less power. For the 2016 Toyota Tacoma, Toyota will be replacing the aged four litre V6 with anew advanced 3.5L V6 based on the Atkinsons combustion cycle. No information has been provided concerning the torque or the horse power but we expect a more incoming powerful engine compared to the outgoing V6 but will carry over a 2.7L 4 cylinder engine from the previous generation but thankfully they will be mated to a new 6 speed automatic transmissions.
2016 Toyota Trucks Prices and Release Date
The 2016 Toyota Tacoma will be made available in 5 trim levels and will go on sale between April to October this year (2015). The base SR, the TRD spot, range-topping limited, TRD off road and the mid-level SR5. For the price expect it to stagnate at the current 20765 dollars rate. For the Toyota Hilux the price is expected to remain the same at 20000 dollars or even less and will be released during the last quarter of this year (2015).