Toyota Tacoma has been there in the market for a considerable amount of time. Even though this vehicle never managed to reach the top of the charts but it has certainly shown a steady and promising growth. This 2018 Toyota Tacoma will be the third of its kind. Therefore the company has decided to give its third generation vehicle a complete makeover.
There will be some improvements under the hood as well. 2016 Tacoma has just been released and it is likely that the basic look will be retained. This vehicle is already owned by many and with the latest redesign, it is sure to add more customers to its list. It is presently in its production phase and will be available soon but before that, it will be unveiled at the 2018 Detroit Motor Show.
2018 Toyota Tacoma Drivetrain
The Tacoma’s engine has always been underrated and 2018 Toyota Tacoma is a perfect example. This new variant will be offered in two engine variants, both gasoline. The basic variant will feature a 2.7-liter V6 four-cylinder engine. It will be coupled with a brand new auto gear system. The second engine will be more powerful than the former and will also be offered in a manual drive option. It will be a 3.5-liter V6 engine and will be coupled with a six-speed gearbox. Improved fuel economy will also be expected. This drivetrain system has derived most of its functionalities and features from the revolutionary Atkinson system and is equipped with D4S functionality.
Exterior & Interior Redesign
2018 Toyota Tacoma’s list of the interior and exterior upgrades are small yet they have been done very effectively. However, the major highlight of the 2018 upgrade is the new platform and loss in body weight. This variant will be expectedly adapting to Kaizen platform and there will be a considerable reduction in weight too. This will help this vehicle to offer better performance and also offer improved fuel economy. It is mostly owed to the new aluminum bodywork which is very light yet sturdy.
To sum up this model a totally new modification in the build quality of this car. Change in the platform will also ensure an increase of interior space and with Toyota’s latest cabin design it will be more comfortable too. Other upgrades are mostly generic and technological. They include USB 3.0, Bluetooth, touchscreen interface and information and entertainment system. Also, basic protection systems have been installed and features like traction control system, airbags, auto braking system, auto parking assist systems are present as well.
Availability, Cost & Competition
There are a lot of contradictions about 2018 Toyota Tacoma’s release date and we don’t have any confirmation yet. But it could be released by the end of 2017 or early 2018. Expectedly, the price of the basic variant is likely to be around $20k. Price will vary depending on the variant. Competition is fierce and this vehicle will face competition from legendary cars like Dodge Dakota, Nissan Frontier & GMC Canyon. Its low price tag will give it an edge over its competitors.